Permit Review Times & Statistics

Application Processing Times

This timeline is updated on business days at 4 p.m. Application processing includes system entry and fee payment. We are processing applications that were submitted on:

Feb 20, 2024

Application Review Times

For applications obtaining a decision in the months of November 2023 - January 2024

Application review includes assignment to a file manager, technical review and decision. Once your file is assigned, the file manager will reach out to you to provide you with an update on the review timeline for your application.

The Average Review Times below are in calendar days and are updated monthly and are based on the average review times for permits issued within the previous three months. It is a snapshot from a customer perspective from the time an application is submitted to the time an applicant obtains a decision.

This data includes the time staff is waiting for applicants to resubmit drawings or address deficiencies and is not a sole reflection of how much time is spent by staff reviewing applications

NOTE: Depending on the nature and completeness of your application, the turnaround time of your application may take less or more days than what is listed.

Application Type Average Review Time Total # of Files

Stamp of Compliance

14 days 24

Development Permits

 

Application Type Average Review Time Total # of Files

Low Density Residential

(i.e. Detached Dwellings, ADUs, Duplexes, Sheds, Decks and Additions)

98.8 days 5

Medium-High Density Residential, Commercial and Industrial 

Review times ranged from 24– 411 days based on completeness

194.8 days 5

Tourist Homes, B&Bs, Home Occupancy

25.8 days 9
Signs  28.7 days 7
Commercial Change of Use 21.5 days 2

Building Permit

 

Application Type Average Review Time Total # of Files

Low-Density Residential

(i.e. Detached Dwellings, ADUs, Duplexes, Sheds, Decks and Additions) 

Review times ranged from 16 – 249 days based on completeness.

67.1 days 23
Medium-High Density Residential, Commercial and Industrial 59.2 days 23

Factors that affect the review times posted:

  • Number of permits that obtained a decision within a given period
  • The completeness of the applications that obtained a decision within a given period

*If the number of applications within a given period is less than five, no review time will be posted, as the number can become heavily skewed by outliers within such a small dataset.

Application review times last updated on February 1, 2024.

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If you have further questions, please submit them to the Planning & Development Department using the following form.

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Building & Development Permit Statistics

Building and Development Permit statistics are collected for all permits that are approved on a monthly basis in the Town of Canmore.  Each monthly summary report includes the statistics for that month and the year-to-date totals compared to the same time period in the previous year.