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|
|22-01||182 Riverwood Cres SW||Single Detached Dwelling||1298 ft2 bungalow w/2 car garage, front porch, rear covered balcony||12-Jan-22|
|Application Number||Address||Use||Details||Approval Date|
|21-75||400 3 Street NE||Sewage Lagoon||Wastewater Treatment Upgrades||31-Dec-21|
|21-74||406 1 Street NW||Variance||Variance to garage setback||2-Dec-21|
|21-73||401 4A Street NW||Change of Use||Add U-Haul rental to gas station, c-store & car wash||2-Dec-21|
|21-72||150 Riverwood Cres SW||Single detached dwelling||1293 ft2 bungalow w/ 3 car garage & developed basement||15-Nov-21|
|21-71||162 Riverwood Cres SW||Single detached dwelling||1206 ft2 bungalow w/ 2 car garage||27-Oct-21|
|21-66||101-150 3 Street NE||Sign Permit||LED Bars, Window Signs, Window Vinyls, Freestanding panel, Bollard Cover||27-Oct-21|
|21-70||151 Riverwood Cres SW||Single detached dwelling||1188 ft2 bungalow w/ 2 car garage||22-Oct-21|
|21-67||947 3 Street SW||Residential Additions||Cover portion of existing deck, new stairs & pergola||13-Oct-21|
|21-69||220 Riverwood Bay SW||Single detached dwelling||1240 ft2 bungalow w/ 3 car garage and deck w/variance to rear yard setback||12-Oct-21|
|21-68||335 4 Street SW||Variances||Variances to sideyard set back; garage and shed||12-Oct-21|
|21-65||30 Riverwood Place SW||Balcony||Rear deck, approx 3.05 m x 6.34 m||12-Oct-21|
|21-62||150 3 Street NE||Signage||2 Fascia signs on south elevation, 1 fascia sign on east elevation, 1 fascia sign on north elevation||22-Sep-21|
|21-64||18 Riverwood Place SW||Balcony||Rear deck, approx 3.05 m x 6.34 m||21-Sep-21|
|21-63||146 Riverwood Cres SW||Balcony||Rear deck, approx 3.1 m x 7.21 m||21-Sep-21|
|21-61||309 Government Road S||Demolition||Removal of structure||14-Sep-21|
|21-59||13 Parkview Cres SE||Minor Home Occupation||Business Support Services - Home Office||10-Sep-21|
|21-60||210 1 Avenue SW||Change of Use||Retail to Food Service||8-Sep-21|
|21-58||618 3 Street SW||Minor Home Occupation||Plumbing Contractor - home office||8-Sep-21|
|21-53||717 Government Road S||Institutional Renovation||Replace existing heliport; add additional parking stalls||8-Sep-21|
|21-57||12 Parkview Cres SE||Major Home Occupation & Accessory Building||Florist with addition for 15.6m2 greenhouse||3-Sep-21|
|21-55||236 Riverwood Bay SW||Balcony with variance||Rear deck with variance to rear yard setback||3-Sep-21|
|21-56||170 Riverwood Cres SW||Single detached dwelling||1280 ft2 bungalow w/ attached 3 car garage, rear deck and developed basement||13-Aug-21|
|21-51||112 3 Street SW||Accessory Building||Accessory building for massage clinic & variance to side/rear yard setback for 4m2 shed||11-Aug-21|
|21-54||324 Willow Ridge Manor SW||Balcony||Post construction deck with variance to side yard setback||9-Aug-21|
|21-52||144 Willow Ridge Close SW||Major Home Occupation||Contractor (Residential & Renovations)||3-Aug-21|
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.
- 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