This section outlines what the Occupancy/Damage/Grading fee is and how to get it refunded upon completion of a construction project.
What is an Occupancy/Damage/Grading Fee?
An Occupancy/Damage/Grading fee is applied when an applicant submits a building permit application that involves new construction, renovations, or the installation of manufactured homes.
The purpose of the Occupancy/Damage/Grading fee is to ensure that all building permits obtain Permit Service Reports from a Building Code Safety Officer that confirms the project complies with the Alberta Building Code.
The Occupancy/Damage/Grading fee is a 95% refundable deposit applied to certain types of construction. A minimum $25 is retained by the City as an administration fee. See the Planning and Development fee schedule for details.
How to Receive a Occupancy/Damage/Grading Fee Refund:
Step 1: Keep all Permit Service Reports provided by the Safety Codes Officer
The Occupancy/Damage/Grading fee can be refunded once all Permit Service Reports that have been pulled for the development are completed and work complies.
The City of Wetaskiwin cannot refund the deposit if there are any outstanding Permit Service Reports.
Step 2: Submit all completed Permit Service Reports.
Provide Development Services with a copy of all completed Permit Service Reports indicating that work complies.
Provide a current address to receive the refund cheque.