When building a home in the RM of St. Andrews, a Lot Grade Permit must be applied for at the municipal office. A Lot Grade is required so that your new home is built at an appropriate elevation to protect your home from flooding and/or any drainage issues. The cost of a Lot Grade Permit is $2,500.00 for Residential, with a refundable deposit of $2,000.00. For Commercial Buildings the cost of the Lot Grade Permit is $2,750.00 with a refundable deposit of $2,000.00. For Properties within the Lower Red River Designated Flood Area, the grade is set by the Province so a $500.00 inspection fee is not required, only the Damage Deposit fee of $2000.00 is required. These fees are explained further in our brochure linked below.
Please see the Lot Grade Brochure by clicking on the following link: Lot Grade Brochure. This brochure will give you all of the information required when applying for a lot grade. To download a permit application form, click on the following link: Lot Grade Permit Application Form.
If you have questions about any of this information, feel free to call the Public Works office at 204-738-2076.