New Builder Licensing Effective December 1, 2017

What’s Changing?
Beginning December 1, 2017, new requirements will be in effect for residential builders in Alberta. All residential builders will be required to have a builder licence in order to construct new homes.
After consulting with Albertans earlier this year, amendments were made to the New Home Buyer Protection Act to establish licensing requirements for residential builders. Legislation and regulations will come into force December 1, 2017.
 
Builder licensing will apply to anyone constructing new homes, including condominiums and large multi-family homes, as well as renovations when a residential construction project requires new home warranty coverage.
 
Key Dates

December 1, 2017 - Program requirements come into effect. Provisional licences are issued to existing builders in good standing.
 
March 31, 2018 - All builders, including those with a provisional licence, are encouraged to submit their licence application before this date.
 
May 1, 2018 - Provisional licences expire. All builders must apply for a licence in order to obtain new building permits and to build new homes in Alberta.
 
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