Garages and Sheds

We can help you with getting the right permits in place for your garage, shed or other accessory building to ensure it is built safely and meets the Land Use Bylaw.

Do I need a permit?

If the building is over 10m2 (107.6ft2), then you will need a development and building permit. Buildings smaller than that size do not require permits provided they are located in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw.

Download the Accessory Building Application Package

As part of your application you will need to submit:

  • Application forms
  • Site plan showing where you want to place the building, with distances to property lines and buildings on your property
  • Details of construction, such as the foundation, height, size, materials, etc.

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 accessory building permits using the Fees & Charges Bylaw. The cost of your permit will depend on the size of the building.

View the Planning & Development Fee Schedule

Where can I put my garage, shed, etc.?

Accessory buildings of any size have to be placed in locations that meet the Land Use Bylaw setbacks.

In most residential neighbourhoods, you can place your building as close as 1.0 m from your rear and side property lines.

If you live in our Residential Estate Lot (RE) district, you can place your building as close as 2.0 m from your rear and side property lines.

On any property, the building must also be no closer than 1.2 m from any other building on your property. Please do not place your building over or on any easements or utility right of ways.

How big of a garage or shed can I build?

Your new building must fit into the site coverage maximum for your property. Give us a call at 780-992-6198 or email us and we can help you figure out the size of building you can build.

What if I am demoing an old garage or shed?

We offer a combined permit if you are taking down an old building and replacing it with a new garage or shed.

Download the Accessory Building Demolition & Rebuild Application Package