In the past, some municipalities asked how the National Building Codes (NBC) applied to farm buildings.
The municipalities considered the NBC exemption should apply only to small farm buildings owned and operated by families. However, these municipalities felt large farm buildings owned by corporate interests should follow the NBC since those buildings could be considered commercial operations.
In June 2016, The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Regulations (the UBAS Regulations) were amended to clarify the term “commercial operations” within the farm building definition. A Building Standards Advisory concerning this change to the UBAS Regulations can be found in the Government of Saskatchewan’s Publication Centre.