Permits & Applications
If you are unable to find what you're looking for, please contact us by email, phone at 403-933-4348, or stop by the office.
We are located at:
301 Centre Avenue W
Black Diamond, Alberta T0L 0H0
- Business Development
- Approved Development Permits
- Building/Electric/Gas Plumbing
- Miscellaneous Forms
Business License Application (PDF)
Please ensure that you have applied for and received the proper development approval (development permit, change of use or home occupation) if you are locating your business within the Town of Black Diamond.
If you are interested in setting up a new business in the Town of Black Diamond, follow the BizPal link, where you will be assisted in determining which required permits you will need to do so.
Change of Use - Development Permit (PDF)
Home Occupation Application Form (PDF)For use when opening a business in a pre-existing commercial business location
Sign Permit (PDF)For use when opening a business in a residential location
To facilitate signage at a commercial/home occupation location
The Town of Black Diamond will process and take payment (cash, cheque or debit) for your development permit. Please come in during our regular business hours of 8:00 - 4:00. Online payment is also available, please inquire with reception at 403.933.4348.
Development Permit Application
For use when building a new structure for commercial or residential uses, exterior renovations, garages, accessory buildings, etc.
Home Occupation Permit Application
Home occupations are small-scale businesses that operate out of a home in a residential neighbourhood. Two types of home occupations are allowed in Black Diamond.
A Minor Home Occupation means a home based business with no aspects of the business detectable from outside
the property. The business shall generate no client contact at the residence and shall employ only individuals who
reside within the dwelling. Minor uses typically only involve a “desk and telephone-type” operation and may
include contractors, professionals, consultants, and catalogue sales.
A Major Home Occupation means a home based business which may generate client visits but shall not change
the residential character of the dwelling and accessory building. Non-resident employees may be allowed.
Typical uses may include, but not be limited to, hobby crafts, hairdressing, consultants, professionals, music
instruction, and tutoring.
To determine your home business classification please consider the following questions:
- Do you have clients or customers coming to your home?
- Do you have deliveries to your home?
- Do you have employees coming to your home?
- Do you manufacture or produce goods in your home? For example, manufacturing furniture or producing food items.
- Do you store materials and equipment or park trailers/commercial vehicles on site?
Demolition Permit Application
Sign Permit Application
Change of Use Permit Application
Development Permit Time Extension Application
Development & Related Fees
Fees effective as of August 1, 2019
Is your development within the Historic Downtown Design Standards?
- Review the Historic Downtown Design Standards
- Review the Amendment to the Historic Downtown Design Standards
- Follow the Historic Colour Collection.
|Application Number||Address||Use||Details||Approval Date|
|22-48||31-112 1 Street SE||Minor Home Occupation||Desk & Phone: Pet Care & Housekeeping Services||19-Oct-22|
|22-46||119 2 Avenue NE||Variances||Variances to side yard set back; accessory buildings||7-Oct-22|
|22-45||213 Government Road S||Change of Use||Automotive parts and service||7-Oct-22|
|22-44||511 3 Street SW||Accessory Building||Sea can greenhouse||7-Oct-22|
|22-47||2 Riverwood Place SW||Single detached dwelling||1250 ft2 bungalow w/3 car garage, rear deck, basement development||29-Sep-22|
|22-43||301 5 Avenue SW||Single detached dwelling||1333 ft2 bungalow w/2 car garage, rear deck||14-Sep-22|
|22-42||104 Centre Avenue W||Change of use||Personal Services; Hair Stylist||02-Sep-22|
|22-41||308 Centre Avenue W||Balcony||Residential Deck||01-Sep-22|
|22-40||216 Centre Avenue W||Change of use||Business Office||25-Aug-22|
|22-39||1017 3 Street SW||Single detached dwelling||1362 ft2 bungalow w/3 car garage, rear deck, basement development||23-Aug-22|
|22-38||406 1 Street SW||Balcony||Deck with enclosed gazebo||12-Jul-22|
|22-37||400-202 2 Street SE||Minor Home Occupation||Desk & Phone - Electrician||12-Jul-22|
|22-35||204 Centre Ave W||Change of Use||Medical services (Dental Office)||12-Jul-22|
|22-36||501 Centre Avenue E||Demolition||Remove residence, garage, 3 accessory buildings||4-Jul-22|
|22-34||408013 1172 Drive West||Public Park||Handicap accessible playground||10-Jun-22|
|22-33||621 2 Street SW||Public Park||Pump track expansion & skateboard park addition||2-Jun-22|
|22-32||102 Centre Avenue W||Commercial Development||Building Addition||2-Jun-22|
|22-31||Water Tower 1 Street SE||Accessory Building||Shed||19-May-22|
|22-28||1 Parkview Place SE||Major Home Occupation||Bartending School||19-May-22|
|22-30||514 Maplewood Drive SE||Accessory Building||Garage||03-May-22|
|22-29||104 Riverwood Bay SW||Accessory Building||Shed ||03-May-22|
|22-27||114 Center Ave W||Retail Store||Change of Use||03-May-22|
|22-13||Unit E, 116 Government Road N||Signage||Fascia sign, freestanding sign, projecting sign||03-May-22|
|22-26||124 Riverwood Bay SW||Single Detached Dwelling||1227 ft2 bungalow w/3 car garage, rear deck, variance to rear yard setback||22-Apr-22|
|22-25||1 Parkview Place SE||Commercial Development||Mezzanine addition||14-Apr-22|
|22-24||6 Riverwood Place SW||Single Detached Dwelling||1372 ft2 bungalow w/3 car garage, rear deck & basement development||07-Apr-22|
|22-23||34 Riverwood Place SW||Single Detached Dwelling||1248 ft2 bungalow w/3 car garage, rear deck||05-Apr-22|
|22-22||198 Riverwood Cres SW||Single detached dwelling||1350 sf bungalow w/2 car garage, rear deck||05-Apr-22|
|22-21||50 Riverwood Place SW||Single Detached Dwelling||Lot grading/retaining wall||05-Apr-22|
|22-19||26 Riverwood Place SW||Single Detached Dwelling||1298 ft2 bungalow w/3 car garage, rear deck||01-Apr-22|
|22-17||14 Riverwood Place SW||Single Detached Dwelling||1441 ft2 bungalow w/2 car garage, rear balcony with variance to rear yard setback||29-Mar-22|
|22-16||257 Riverwood Cres SW||Home Occupation, Minor||Mobile Aesthetic Services||28-Mar-22|
|22-14||110 1 Ave NW||Demolition||600 ft2 residence||16-Mar-22|
|22-15||324 Willow Ridge Manor SW||Home Occupation, Minor||Landscaping service||15-Mar-22|
|22-11||287 Willow Ridge Manor SW||Major Home Occupation||Bed & Breakfast Accommodation||08-Mar-22|
|22-07||101-114 Government Road S||Change of Use & Signage||Eating & Drinking Establishment||04-Mar-22|
|22-09||514 Maplewood Drive SE||Accessory Building||Variance to side yard setback||03-Mar-22|
|22-12||154 Riverwood Cres SW||Single detached dwelling||1346 ft2 bungalow w/2 car garage, rear balcony||28-Feb-22|
|22-10||501 Centre Ave W||Minor Home Occupation||Desk & phone; medical transcription||24-Feb-22|
|22-08||225-220 3 Street NE||Commercial Development||Bring existing mezzanine into compliance, mezzanine addition||14-Feb-22|
|22-06||324 Willow Ridge Manor SW||Minor Home Occupation ||Desk & phone; plumbing, heating, gas||14-Feb-22|
|22-05||529 Diamond Cres SE||Single detached dwelling||347 ft2 addition w/deck||10-Feb-22|
|22-04||214 Riverwood Cres SW||Single Detached Dwelling||1293 ft2 bungalow w/3 car garage, front porch & developed basement||26-Jan-22|
|22-03||585 Diamond Cres SE||Major home occupation||Yoga & wellness studio||20-Jan-22|
|22-02||221 Riverwood Cres SW||Balcony||Post construction deck ||19-Jan-22|
|22-01||182 Riverwood Cres SW||Single Detached Dwelling||1298 ft2 bungalow w/2 car garage, front porch, rear covered balcony||12-Jan-22|
Building, Electric, Gas & Plumbing Inspections
Park Enterprises Ltd. is the contracted company that services our permits. Payment and application submission can be made directly to Park Enterprises Ltd.
To apply for any of the safety code permits please complete and submit the application and applicable fees and documents to Park Enterprises.
Forms and fee schedules may be subject to change, however, we make every attempt to maintain current and accurate information regarding permits and their corresponding fees.
For some commonly asked question please go to our Building Page.
Permit Application Forms:
Building Permit Application
Electric Permit Application
Other Permits & Application Forms
- Alberta Health Services Vendor Package for Events Application Form
- Committee / Board Member Application Form (PDF) - For anyone wishing to volunteer their time to serve on a Town of Black Diamond Board or Committee.
- Backyard Hens Application
- Dog License Application
- Special Event Application - If you require a street closure or other Town assistance to host an event such as a Block Party or similar celebrations.
- Preauthorized Utility Account Payment Plan
- School Support Notice
- Tax Certificate Request
- Utility Connection Application
- Utility Disconnection Application
- Utility Rental Waiver Form