Development Permits

Guidelines to plan and execute a successful project

Development permits are required if you plan to: construct, replace, relocate or demolish a building; change the land by grading, excavating or stockpiling; operate a business; or otherwise change the intensity of the intensity of use of land for a building.

Contemplating changes to your property? The guidance and resources on this page will help you plan, document and manage a successful project.

Land Use Bylaw Update

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LAND USE BYLAW

Council passed an updated Land Use Bylaw in September of 2021. This new guiding document is an entire rewrite of the legacy bylaw introduced in 2004, and was crafted in parallel with extensive community engagement and Council input.

LAND USE BYLAW

Applying for a Development Permit

Development permits and approvals need to be obtained for new construction, renovations, and changes to how a building or land is being used.

Development Permit Basics

Development Permits are needed if you plan to: construct a building; replace a building; relocate or demolish a building; change the land by grading, excavating or stockpiling; operate a business; or otherwise change the intensity of the intensity of use of land for a building.

MD staff must review the application to ensure it complies with the Land Use Bylaw. This statutory document outlines the types of development allowed in each land use district and the rules and regulations governing those uses.

In some cases, applicants may have to apply for a redesignation prior to making a development permit application.

 The following steps are recommended when completing your application.

  1. Determine what you want to build and verify that your land use zoning / district allows that development
  2. Draw a site plan
  3. Apply for a development permit
  4. Start the development within 12 months of the date of the development permit approval
  5. Complete the development within 3 years of the approval
CONTACT PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Email ann.holden (@) mdlsr.ca
Phone 780.849.4888
Toll-Free 1.866.449.4888
Fax 780.849.4939

For any development-related questions or concerns, please contact Planning & Cevelopment Officer Ann Holden during office hours.

THE MD PROVIDES PUBLIC-USE ONLINE MAPPING TOOLS VIA MUNISIGHT FOR USERS SEEKING DEVELOPMENT DATA LIKE ZONING, DIMENSIONS AND LEGAL ADDRESSES.

Subdivision & Development Appeals

Anyone who claims to be affected by a development and who wishes to lodge an appeal against any of the conditionally-approved developments must do so in writing to the Secretary of the Subdivision & Development Appeal Authority on or before the dates as noted in each notice.

Appealing a Development Permit

Any person claiming to be affected by a development permit may file an appeal. You can appeal a pending development permit in the event that:

  • The development permit is refused
  • The development permit is issued subject to conditions
  • A decision has not been made within 40 days

Other Requirements

You may also need a Safety Code Permit for your construction project. Please contact the Alberta Safety Code Authority (ASCA) at 1.888.413.0099 or visit the Safety Codes Council Website.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING TO BE AFFECTED BY A PENDING DEVELOPMENT PERMIT MAY FILE AN APPEAL.

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