Planning & Development

Planning & Development

Planning to make an improvement on your property?

  • Depending on the project, you may need both a development permit and a building permit.
  • Inspections may be required at various stages of your project.  Your building permit conditions will include this information. 
  • Plans for heating and ventilation, plumbing, gas and electrical systems are not reviewed prior to the issuance of development permits, as Alberta Building Code compliance is verified through the Safety Codes permitting process. 

We'd love to hear from you.  A pre-application meeting is helpful in your planning process.  We can answer your questions regarding your development goals or any other planning related inquiries to help get you started. 

Feel free to email our Planning and Development Officer or call 403-553-4425.

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A development permit (DP) covers the what and where a development may proceed.  It approves what type of development is allowed on a particular property, taking into account land use and setback requirements of the Town's Land Use Bylaw.  DP's are issued by the Town's Planning and Development Officer. 

To learn more about development permits, visit: Development Permits

A building permit (BP) covers how something is built.  It allows the construction/demolition of structures contingent on meeting the requirements of the Alberta Building Code.  BP's are issued by the Town's Safety Codes consultant, Park Enterprises.  

To learn more about building permits, visit: Building Permits

Land use bylaw amendments (i.e. rezoning) are required when a landowner wishes to change the current zoning of a property.  Applications are handled through the Oldman River Regional Services Commission. 

To learn more about the subdivision process, visit: Land Use 

Subdivision applications are required when you want to subdivide a piece of land into two or more parcels.  Subdivisions are handled through the Oldman River Regional Services Commission.

To learn more about the subdivision process, visit: Subdivisions

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