Dan Welyk Calgary Realtor® Since 1999

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Your Secondary Suite is Ready

Testing the Market

Now that your Calgary secondary suite is ready to rent, how do you figure out the rent? Test the rental market.

  • Check Your Competition - Do some searching to see what kind of rents people are charging in your area.
  • Run a Dummy Ad - Not sure how much to charge? Run a dummy ad at a rental rate you want. If you get loads of inquiries, you can probably...
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The Building Permit

The Residential Improvement Project

In order to move forward and apply for your building permit, you must have an approved and released development permit, completed "Residential Improvement Project" application plan, two sets of dimentional plans with very specific inclusions (see link below) among many other items like:


  • Elevation Drawings
  • Cross Section Drawings
  • Floor Plans...and...
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Getting Ready to Apply for a Permit

Permits - When Do You Need Them? 

You will need a Development Permit for any New Construction or Changes in Use such as a secondary suite.  This is not a Building Permit – you will need one of those too.

Development Permit - The First Step

Download application for attached or detached BEFORE you apply for your Building Permit. 


Things you...

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Re-Zoning for Secondary Suites in Calgary

Can you Re-Designate for Secondary Suites?

Let’s start with re-designation.  The quick answer is yes, you can apply to have your zoning re-designated. 

But is this something that will actually come to fruition?


Applying for a re-designation to allow for suites is not just about your home.  It involves your neighbours and other streets...

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Basement Suites in Calgary - What you Need to Know

Having a secondary suite in Calgary can be slightly challenging and flat out confusing unless you know exactly what’s involved.  And even then, confusion may get the best of you.

Zoning and What You Need to Know about it

  • What zoning is required for a secondary Suite?  The answer is R-2 or RC-2.  There are many zoning codes in Calgary,...
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