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What is a Secondary Suite?

A Secondary Suite, also known as a basement suite, is a private, self-contained unit within a dwelling.

A secondary suite has its own bathroom, kitchen, living and sleeping areas but it can share a number of features with the rest of the house.

Shared facilities may include a yard, parking area, laundry and storage space and sometimes a hallway.

Fire Prevention Secondary Suite Application Process

You will need to schedule an inspection to ensure compliance with the 2014 Alberta Fire Code. Inspections are part of the permitting process when constructing a new suite or undertaking renovations to an existing suite. Call Fire Prevention at 780-496-3628 or email csfphousing@edmonton.ca for more information.

Secondary Suite Application Process

Fire Safety Standards

Secondary Suite Standards

Fire Prevention Secondary Suite FAQ

Changes to the Secondary Suite Fire Code

New fire code standards for secondary suites took effect December 31, 2008. Secondary suites will need to comply with the new code requirements.

Changes to Fire Code Information

For More Information

Fire Prevention

Title Secondary Suite Fire Code Inquiries
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