Building a Deck

A deck is an open structure projecting from a building with a height of at least 0.6 m and require a development and building permit.

Your porch or covered deck and all other buildings must be less than the maximum site coverage of your lot, which is 40 per cent in most cases. Setbacks will depend on your zoning.

If you have a deck that is under 0.6 m in height, it is considered a patio. Patios are developed surfaces that are less than 0.6 m in height. You do not need to apply for a permit as long as your patio is within the minimum yard setbacks of your lot.

Permit requirements for decks:

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Planning and Development Services

9613-100 Street,
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1L9
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone:  780-939-8275
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