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Saskatchewan Construction Standards Appeal Board

Saskatchewan has adopted the 2020 editions of the National Building Code, the National Energy Code for Buildings and the National Plumbing Code.

Saskatchewan’s adoption of these codes under The Construction Codes Act and Regulations came into force on January 1, 2024. Copies of the Regulations are available to download for free from Publications Centre.

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.

Policies and Procedures

The procedures established by the Appeal Board for the hearing of appeals and applications are published under Construction Standards Appeal Board Policies and Procedures in the Publication Centre.

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;
  • specifications;
  • 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.

Request for Hearing – Fillable

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 is published under Construction Standards Appeal Board Decisions in the Publications Centre.

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