Starting February 1, 2014, every new home built in Alberta will need warranty coverage. This means that all building permits for new home construction applied for after February 1, 2014 will need to meet the requirements of the New Home Buyer Protection Act.

As a municipality, you are responsible for confirming the warranty coverage or authorization is in place and for retaining proof of verification. More information on how to verify a proof of warranty is available in the Permit Issuers Training Guide (PDF). New homes (single detached family homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, condominiums, manufactured homes, recreational properties) would at minimum, include a warranty for:

  • One year labour and materials; 
  • Two years for defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems;
  • Five years building envelope protection, with a requirement for the warranty provider to offer the consumer the option to purchase additional years of coverage; and, 
  • 10 years coverage for major structural components. 


More information about the new warranty standards and warranty providers in Alberta is available at: http://www.homewarranty.alberta.ca. New details will be added to this page as they become available. Please continue to check back to for the latest information.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Michelle Hay
Policy Analyst
780.955.4085

Kim Heyman
Director of Advocacy & Communications
780.955.4079

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