Owner Builder Application

Owner Builder Application

Detailed instructions for the application process can be found in the Owner Builder Portal User Manual (PDF). The guide provides an overview of the options available to owner builders, including step-by-step instructions on how to register buildings/properties (with warranty coverage), how to apply for an owner builder authorization, how to manage payments, and how to obtain a Registrar's Certificate. It is recommended that you read the Owner Builder Portal User Manual prior to filling out your application.

Application Process 

To apply for an Owner Builder Authorization:

  • You will need to become an authorized user of the New Home Buyer Protection System Portal.  Access to the portal is obtained by submitting a NHBPS Access Request.  If you are unable to view the NHBPS Access Request application above, please contact the New Home Buyer Protection Office at NHBPS.access@gov.ab.ca.  Access request applications will be processed in approximately three business days.
  • Once access has been obtained, create an Application for Authorization and submit a $750 application fee. This payment can be done online or by cheque payable to the Government of Alberta.
  • Print off application, sign, have notarized and mail into the New Home Buyer Protection Office along with payment if paying offline. 

Application Tips

In order to have your application evaluated in a timely fashion, the following tips are recommended:

  • When mailing an application package, use registered mail.  This will allow you to confirm when your application was received.
  • If an in-person discussion is required, please call 1-866-421-6929 to make aan appointment.
  • If paying offline, use a certified cheque as payment. This speeds the payment process, which will result in a faster review of an application.
  • Check with your lender if you intend to get a mortgage.

Note: Your application will not be considered complete until we have received all of the original signed application documents in the New Home Buyer Protection Office.


More Information

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  • Date modified: 2017-01-03