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The City of Calgary's ePermit service on the 2016 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation in the Over 100,000 Population category at the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators's annual awards this past week. Photo courtesy City of Calgary.

June 10, 2016 | Jamie Zachary

Calgary receives national award for ePermit service

Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators recognizes online tool

The City of Calgary's residential ePermit service captured top honours recently with a national award of excellence from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).

The online permitting tool, which launched last fall, won the 2016 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation in the Over 100,000 Population category.

Other winners in the category included Kindersley, Sask's, waste water project (Under 20,000 Population category) and Saint John, N.B.'s "one-stop development shop" initiative (20,001 to 100,000 Population category).


Nov. 13, 2015 | Cody Stuart

Calgary launches online residential permitting

City becomes first to do so in Canada

Calgary has become the first city in Canada to offer complete online residential permit servicing.

Residential ePermit customers applying for new home construction permits (single and semi-detached homes, and associated garages) can now apply for these permits, pay for services and process all their inspections, using a single online tool.

The latest ePermit upgrade provides customers new inspection services and options, which completes a start-to-finish approach to doing business with the City online.


Oct. 01, 2014 | CREBNow

Devil is in the details

Expert says Calgary home inspections should be mandatory

When first-time homeowner Mario DeMarco made the "largest purchase" of his life, he wanted to ensure there were no surprises – that there would not be any major issues with the property before he signed on the dotted line.

DeMarco quickly turned to a home inspector – a move he credits as key in contributing to what turned out to be a smooth buying process.

"[It was] one of the few times in the process that I had the ability to control the situation," he said of purchasing his condo in Lower Mount Royal. "It is no different than getting an inspection on a used car before purchasing it. I wanted to know if there was water damage, electrical issues, plumbing issues..."

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