Development Permits

Find out when you need a development permit and how to apply for one.

You may need a development permit if you are:

  • Constructing a new residential, commercial or industrial building
  • Altering an existing building
  • Changing the use of an existing building
  • Constructing an accessory building
  • Constructing a secondary suite
  • Applying for a discretionary use
  • Putting up a temporary structure

To apply for a Development Permit you will need one of the following applications:

You may also need:

Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your development:

  • Your application will be reviewed by the Development Authority, which may take between eight to 10 weeks.
  • There is a 14-day appeal period following the approval of your application, where the decision or its conditions may be appealed.
  • If your application is denied, you may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

For more information, call Inspections & Licensing at 403-342-8190 or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Residents asked to stay off sports ...

April 21, 2017

Due to wet conditions this spring The City advises residents to stay off of the sports fields and ball diamonds to avoid damaging the grass.

You still have a chance to tell us ...

April 20, 2017

Last night at the Budget 2018 Open House, nearly 100 residents came out to learn about the 2017 budget, and share their thoughts about where they would do things a little differently.