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Facility Alteration Permits (FAP) process

The Facility Alteration Permits (FAP) process reviews all proposed construction and development to ensure work doesn’t harm airport operations or infrastructure.

No construction or demolition work can occur at Edmonton International Airport or Villeneuve Airport without an approved permit, and any work without an approved permit may be shut down.

*New*: Impact Assessment Act

August 28, 2019, the Federal Government enacted the Impact Assessment Act (IAA). The IAA affects project permitting at EIA and may impose timing requirements. All projects require assessment prior to FAP application. See below for more information.

For information or assistance contact Technical Services.

Any work that may impact existing airport infrastructure will require review by Edmonton Airports.

A FAP – Development permit is required for a new development, addition or major renovation to an existing building, change in use of a building in occupancy, site stripping or creation of a stockpile.  Edmonton Airports is the Authority Having Jurisdiction for development at EIA.

A FAP – Construction permit is required when changes or improvements are made to infrastructure owned by or leased from EIA at both Edmonton International and Villeneuve Airports. Leduc County (EIA) and Sturgeon County (Villeneuve) are the Authorities Having Jurisdiction for work under the Alberta Safety Code.  They will not provide approval without an approved FAP – Construction from EIA.

For more information on the approval process or excluded developments, contact Technical Services.

All parties, whether they are tenants on an Edmonton Airports site, an agent of the Airport, or a third party working on Airport lands need to apply. The Applicant may be the contractor doing the work, the corporation for whom the work is being done for, or an outside representative acting on behalf of the corporation.

If the Applicant is not the Owner of the property, you will have to provide the name and contact information of the Owner or Primary Lease Holder.

*New*: Impact Assessment Act Requirement

On August 28, 2019, the Federal Government enacted the Impact Assessment Act (IAA). As EIA is located on federal lands, the new regulation applies to all projects at EIA. Similar to previous legislation, Edmonton Airports completes environmental impact assessments on all projects.

The legislation can impose minimum timing requirements on project assessments to be conducted before a project is authorized to proceed. There is potential for certain projects to require a minimum 30-day public consultation period, dependent on characteristics and parameters of a project. Most projects at EIA will not require the 30-day public posting, however to prevent delays we recommended requesting an assessment 60-days in advance of your Facility Alteration Permit (FAP) application date.

To request an assessment for an upcoming project, please contact EA through Based on project scope, we will identify information needed to proceed with the assessment.  EA will provide results within 5 business days and an assessment completion number (ACN) will be created, which will be linked to future FAP’s for the project. A current ACN must be included in all FAP applications, as of March 2, 2020.

For further information, please contact The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada maintains guidance materials and legislation on their website at

Authentication of drawings by a Professional

In general FAP applications will require drawings completed by a professional (engineer, architect or both) and the continued involvement of the professional in the inspection of construction as mandated by the Alberta Building Code, and/or Architects Act and/or the Engineering and Geosciences Professions Act of Alberta.  Both permit submissions and project record drawings are required to be authenticated.

To avoid processing delays ensure that applications are complete including drawings authenticated by the appropriate professional(s).

Fill out our online application form. Use the guest credentials below.

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Make sure you provide all the required documents to avoid any delays.

Most permits take five (5) working days to process, but complex projects or applications without proper supporting documentation will take longer.

We do charge a fee to process FAPs, using PayPal as an easy and secure way to pay the fee.

Your PayPal payment confirmation number will be required on your application form. Our staff and agents need only provide a project number or responsibility centre on the application form.

*NEW Fees and payment

After careful consideration, Edmonton Airports will be increasing the fees for Facility Alteration Permit applications due to the increased costs of administering the program.  The fees for Facility Alteration Permits will be changing as of June 22, 2020 and will be amended as outlined below.  Any questions or a table of the increases scheduled for 2020 and up to 2024 are available by contacting

Value of Construction
2020 Permit Fees
$ 1 – 5,000 $ 75.00
$ 5,001 – 10k $ 100.00
$ 10,001 – 50k $ 500.00
$ 50,001 – 100k $ 650.00
$ 100,001 – 250k $1,200.00
$ 250,001 – 500k $ 2,400.00
$ 500,001 – 750k $ 3,600.00
$ 750,001 – 1m $ 4,500.00
$ 1m – 5m $ 5,000.00
$ 5m and above $ 5,200.00


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Construction Value