The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act (the UBAS Act) was replaced by The Construction Codes Act (the CC Act) on January 1, 2022.
All forms, documents, orders, bylaws and permits issued under the UBAS Act remain valid under the CC Act unless these items conflict with the CC Act, in which case the provisions of the CC Act take priority.
The Saskatchewan Construction Standards Appeal Board (the Appeal Board) hears appeals from owners:
- For orders issued by building officials for compliance with The Construction Codes Act;
- To apply for an order to determine an interpretation of a provision of a Construction Code; or
- For exemption of accessibility standards.
Following review by the Chief Codes Administrator to determine eligibility, the Appeal Board may hear the appeal and make a decision.
If you're determined ineligible, you will be notified with a written explanation that the appeal will not be heard.
When an appeal is heard, the board will provide a decision in writing within 30 days. The Appeal Board has the ability to confirm, revoke or vary an order issued by a building official. The local authority is required to enforce a decision of the Appeal Board.
Hearing Application Requirements
A request for a hearing can be made by:
- an owner's agent;
- at the option of the owner; and
- within 15 days after service of the order on the owner.
The request must include supporting documents, such as:
- design plans;
- as-built plans;
- copy of buildings official's order;
- copies of letters from the local authority (municipality) specific to the construction project;
- copy of building permit;
- photographs; and
- any other documents to support the request for a hearing determined necessary by the Chief Codes Administrator.
Submit a Hearing Request Form
Submit your Hearing Request form to the Office of the Appeal Board:
Attention: Saskatchewan Construction Standards Appeal Board
c/o Chief Codes Administrator
Building and Technical Standards Branch
Ministry of Government Relations
1430 – 1855 Victoria Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3T2
Your application will be reviewed to ensure it's eligible for a hearing. The date of the filing will be the latest date stamped on submitted documents.
What to Expect after Submitting a Hearing Request Form
If you are an appellant, you will be acknowledged and contacted by the Chief Codes Administrator or his staff. A hearing date will be set. You will be notified of the date, time and location of hearing, not less than seven days prior to the hearing. The Appeal Board, if required, will investigate the subject of the hearing and prepare background documentation.
Hearing Locations and Times
When possible, a hearing will be convened in either Regina or Saskatoon at a barrier-free location. The location and times will be set by the Chair of the Appeal Board. Hearings are open to the public.
A summary of each decision of the Saskatchewan Construction Standards Appeal Board will be published to www.saskatchewan.ca.