Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations, Building Standards and Licensing (BSL) produces documents to assist in application of the Building Code and related Saskatchewan legislation.

By following the links below, you will be leaving the SBOA website, and going to Publications Saskatchewan.

CODE AMENDMENTS

Link to Code Amendments

  • National Building Code of Canada 2005 – Saskatchewan Amendments
    A list of the Saskatchewan amendments to the 2005 National Building Code of Canada
  • National Building Code of Canada 2010 – Saskatchewan Amendments
    A list of the Saskatchewan amendments to the 2010 National Building Code of Canada
  • National Fire Code of Canada 2010 – Saskatchewan Amendments
    A list of Saskatchewan amendments to National Fire Code of Canada, 2010
  • National Building Code of Canada 2015 and National Fire Code of Canada 2015 – Saskatchewan Amendments
    A list of the Saskatchewan amendments to the National Building Code of Canada 2015 and the National Fire Code of Canada 2015

ADVISORIES

Link to Advisories

  • Adoption of the NBC 2015 and NFC 2015
    This document provides information about the significant changes made to both the National Building Code of Canada 2015 and the National Fire Code of Canada 2015
  • Bedroom Windows in Homes
    Describes the minimum requirements for bedroom windows in homes
  • Building Code Regulations – Q & A
    Lists the answers to the most commonly-asked questions concerning Building Code Regulations in Saskatchewan
  • Building Official Licence Training
    Lists the changes made to the requirements for building official licence renewal
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms
    States when an carbon monoxide (CO) alarm is required in Saskatchewan buildings
  • Clearance Above Cooktops
    This advisory describes the minimum clearances between cupboards and different types of cooking appliances
  • Electrical Equipment Installation
    Describes when electrical equipment needs to be installed in a room with a fire-resistance rating
  • Exit Sign Requirements for Existing Buildings
    Explains when exit signs are required for existing buildings
  • Farm Buildings and the National Building Code
    The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards (UBAS) Regulations were amended in June 2016 to clarify the application of the term “commercial operations” found in the definition of a farm building
  • Fire Sprinkler Requirements for Alternative Family Care Homes
    Outlines the regulatory amendment modifying the National Building Code 2010 that involves Alternative Family Care Homes (AFCH) with five or fewer occupants-in-care
  • Five Principles of Applying the NBC
    Explains the five guiding principles behind the application of the National Building Code (NBC)
  • Inspections of Duplexes with Secondary Suites by Class 1 Building Officials
    Explains when a Class 1 Licensed Building Official can inspect a two-unit dwelling with a secondary suite
  • Monitored Fire Alarm Systems
    This advisory describes when a building requires a monitored fire alarm system and when to update existing alarm systems
  • Orders of a Building Official
    Explains to whom a building official will address an order to when writing an order under Section 17 of the UBAS Act
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
    Explains when portable fire extinguishers are required, how to choose an extinguisher and where they should be located
  • Preserved Wood Foundation Drainage
    Explains the drainage required for concrete footings for preserved wood foundations (PWF)
  • Professional Design Requirements for Buildings
    Describes when buildings need to be designed by professional designers
  • Radon
    Explains what radon is and how to make your home safe
  • Requirements for Soffits
    Explains when eaves require soffits
  • Role of the Building Official
    Describes the role of the building official
  • Safety in Your Home
    Provides tips to make your home safe for your family
  • Saskatchewan Amendments to the NBC 2015
    Contains a list of amendments, as found in the Appendix of The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Regulations
  • Saskatchewan Amendments to the NFC 2015
    Contains a list of amendments, as found in the Appendix A of the Fire Safety Regulations.
  • Secondary Suites
    Describes how the National Building Code (NBC) applies to secondary suites
  • Shipping Containers
    Describes when the National Building Code (NBC) applies to shipping containers
  • Snow Loads on a Roof
    Explains what to do if there is deep snow on your roof
  • Sprinkler Systems with Antifreeze Solutions
    Lists the risks associated with the use of glycol antifreeze in a fire sprinkler system
  • Sprinklers for Fire Suppression
    Describes the sprinkler standard that is applied when a building needs a sprinkler system
  • Temporary Bleachers and Stages
    Provides guidelines for the set up of temporary bleachers or stages
  • Thermal Protection of Foamed Plastic Insulation
    Discusses what thermal barriers can be used to provide protection to foamed plastic insulation
  • Value of Construction
    Explains what the value of construction is and how it should be applied
  • Windows Adjacent to Bathtubs
    Describes when guards or safety glass is required for bathroom windows near bathtubs

FORMS

Link to Forms

  • Building Official – Exam Application
    Application to write a building official licence exam (Exams are based on the contents of the UBAS Act and regulations, and the applicable sections of the NBC)
  • Building Official License Application
    This Building Official License Application and licensing fees should be sent to the Chief Building Official
  • Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board – Request for Hearing Form
    For use by owners who are applying for a hearing before the Saskatchewan Building and Accessibility Standards Appeal Board

GUIDES

Link to Guides

  • Building Bylaw Handbook
    Handbook of building bylaws for municipalities as of February 2014
  • Building Officials
    Informational bulletin about building officials and building official licences
  • Building Standards Programs
    Learn how this branch supports building owners, industry, designers, municipalities, building officials, fire services, other government units and others in the construction of safe, healthy, habitable buildings and facilities [link]