2019 brings many cost increases from The City of Calgary and the price of a compliance stamp is now $199 (about an 18% increase from last year's price).

An updated real property report (RPR) with City of Calgary compliance stamp is vital for a smooth and timely real estate transaction and should be ordered as soon as possible by a homeowner.

The City of Calgary now offers compliance to land surveys via electronic upload - when choosing a survey company, check to be sure they offer a compatible secure format. Before uploading to the City, review the survey to be sure it will comply (structures, fences and additions all comply with proper land use by-laws).

What is a RPR Real Property Report?

In Calgary, a real property report with City of Calgary compliance is an important document that is generally required to be supplied by the seller of a house or bare land condo before title transfer (and payment) takes place.

Sellers are encouraged to have one done as early as possible - when you first consider selling your home - so that they have the opportunity to remedy any problems that may arise from the report. If, for example, a fence is found to be in the wrong location it is often easier and less expensive to move the fence that apply and pay for an encroachment agreement.

How much does a real property report cost in the City of Calgary?

Prices can vary widely, depending on the surveyor and size of property. A basic Real Property Report in Calgary starts at approximately $550 and will cost more for estate-sized homes and larger lots. An RPR generally takes about 2 weeks to complete, although most companies offer a 7 day "rush" for an extra $200.

The cost of a real property report compliance from the City of Calgary was previously $169 (2016-2018), $158 (2014), $143 (2012) and $101 (2011). Many survey companies are now able to submit the survey electronically to the City of Calgary for compliance, or you can visit the City of Calgary Development and Building unit on the 3rd floor at City Hall and have it done in person.

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