All residential builders are required to have a builder licence in order to construct new homes.

Builder licensing is intended to reduce the risks prospective home owners face by establishing a licensing system, providing consumers with information on builders, and creating provisions to remove or suspend builders when necessary to protect home owners from negligent or unscrupulous businesses.

Builder licensing applies to anyone constructing new homes, including condominiums and large multi-family homes, as well as renovations when a residential construction project requires new home warranty coverage.

Registry of Licensed Residential Builders

Protecting Homebuyers Through Builder Licensing

News and updates

For additional information on specific aspects of builder licensing, such as user manuals for licence applications, or for the latest interpretations and bulletins provided by the Registrar for the New Home Buyer Protection Office, please refer to the archive list below:

Act and regulations

Links to the New Home Buyer Protection Act and regulations pertaining to builder licensing are available below:

Contact

Connect with the Public Safety Division:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1010 (within Canada and the United States)
Toll free: 1-866-421-6929 (within Canada)
Email: safety.services@gov.ab.ca