There are tens of thousands of secondary suites in Calgary, but only a few hundred of them are legal.
On MLS®, there are currently 399 suited homes for sale in the city, of which only 76 (19%) of them are disclosed as being legal.
Whether you’re looking to rent a basement suite or purchase a rental property, you can now easily verify that the suite is legal and safe.
The City of Calgary has created a searchable registry to browse which suites have been inspected and met the requirements under Alberta’s building code at the time the work allowed under the building permit was completed.
Note: If a secondary suite does not appear on the map, the property owner may have opted out from being listed. However, all secondary suites can be verified by contacting the Planning Services Call Centre at 403-268-5311.