Building Standards

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Building Code Changes Effective January 1, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2018, the 2015 version of the National Building Code will be in effect in Saskatchewan. Please view this document for more information about what the changes will mean.

Changes To Plumbing Permits

Beginning April 1, 2016, plumbing permits will no longer be obtained at City Hall and will instead be issued directly by Public Health. Please view this document for an overview of the new plumbing permit process.

New Building Bylaw

Building Bylaw #17/2015 was adopted by City Council on January 25, 2016 and came into effect on March 1, 2016. A copy of the new bylaw is available below. A summary of changes brought about by the new bylaw, as well as new forms and guidelines where applicable, will be posted on this page once they are available.

Building Bylaw #17/2015

Building Permits

You require a permit from the City of Meadow Lake if you wish to construct, demolish, build an addition or renovate buildings on your property. The permit allows City of Meadow Lake staff to review your plans to ensure that they comply with all current building codes, bylaws and other applicable regulations.

Either you, your contractor or your builder may apply for a permit. However, as the building's owner, you are responsible for complying with all building requirements.

This flow chart gives an overview of the permit applciation process: Permit Application Process

Fire Recovery - Required Permits and Inspections

If your property is involved in a fire, there is follow up action that needs to be taken. Your property will need to be assessed by a City Building Official to determine what repairs are required to make the building safe again. If it poses a health or safety risk, the City may also require that the building be demolished. More information about what may happen if your property is involved in a fire is available in this document: After a Fire

Seniors Home Security Program

The government of Saskatchewan has implemented a program which provides free safety assessments and free installations of home safety improvements to low-income seniors and seniors who have been the victim of a break and enter or home invasion.

For more information, and to apply, go to:

Program Information Pamphlet

Recommended Reading


  • Bylaws
  • Guides and Brochures
  • Building Policies
  • Tax Incentive Programs
  • Annual Permit Report