A deck is a great way to add living space to your home. When you permit your deck, you ensure that your deck is built safe and meets the Land Use Bylaw.

Do I need a permit for my deck?

If your deck is 2 feet or higher from the ground or is covered in any way, it needs a development permit and a building permit.

Decks below 2 feet in height do not need permits.

Download the Deck/Raised Platform Application Package

As part of your application you will need to submit:

  • Application forms
  • Site plan showing where you want to place the deck, with distances to property lines and buildings on your property
  • Details of construction, such as the deck foundation, piles, joists, material, guardrail and stair information

You can apply for permits:

  • In person to Planning & Development Services. We are on the Lower Level of City Hall, 10005 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan.
  • By email to:


We price deck permits using the Fees & Charges Bylaw. Permit costs depend on the floor area.

View the Planning & Development Fee Schedule


How big can I build my deck?

The height and type of deck controls how big it can be on your property. Your deck cannot be over or on any easement, utility right of way, gas meter or gas shut-off.

Permissible deck sizes relative to property line.

Deck Type

Size Allowed

Covered deck - Any Height

Within the minimum distances required for your home under your Land Use District.

Uncovered Deck below 2 feet in height

To property line

Uncovered Deck 2 feet or higher

Same distance as your home to your side property lines and as close as 5.6 m to your rear property line