Repair of deck (new deckboards) and rebuilding of steps to deck (same place and size).

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Posted by: from Edmonton
6/29/2018 at 8:40:47 PM

Is a permit required for above work? Would that vary by city?

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Date/Time6/30/2018 at 7:30:30 AM

Normally in Alberta we require to have a permit if the work you are doing is over 2 feet from final grade, but I would double check with the City of Edmonton rules and regulations and see if this would apply...I am thinking that for replacing the boards, you would not need one, but you may need one for the stairs because you are removing the old ones and replacing them entirely.

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Date/Time6/30/2018 at 8:54:00 AM

I know Ontario building code allows you too change only the deck boards without a permit. unless your deck is less then two feet above grade and not attached to the house, in which case it does not need a permit in the first place. Changing stairs and railings even if recreating existing need too be inspected and up too CURRANT code.

Always better too contact your municipality before your project too insure you have correct permits before you start your project.

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Date/Time7/3/2018 at 7:55:31 AM

No permit needed.

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Ardith in Edmonton
Date/Time7/4/2018 at 11:17:03 AM

I am leery of companies that say "No permit needed". Perhaps the scrutiny of the inspector would reveal deficiencies in the work. (Stairs probably need permit.)

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Emma in Nobelton
Date/Time8/24/2018 at 6:43:15 AM

In Ontario, a work permit is needed if the deck height goes above two feet.

There is no work permit needed in Edmonton for repairing the deck. Being on the safer side, you should consult the municipality officers before starting the repairing work.

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