The Planning department works with Council’s approved policy documents and Provincial and Federal regulations to help shape how Red Deer looks and feels.
Planning Hierarchy

Working Projects

Find out what our Planning department is working on.

Zoning Bylaw and Zoning

The Zoning Bylaw establishes how land can be developed in the City of Red Deer.


Covers the process of subdividing land into smaller parcels.

Neighbourhood Planning (NASPs)

Great neighbourhoods are the result of careful planning and thoughtful design.

Area Redevelopment Plans (ARPs)

Area Redevelopment Plans (ARPs) are a neighbourhood based planning tool that is used to guide redevelopment.

Industrial Area Structure Plans

Industrial Area Structure Plans (IASP’s) propose the sequence for industrial land development, typically of at least 160 acres of land.

Major Area Structure Plans (MASPs)

Major Area Structure Plans are long range land use planning tools that will usually encompass a large land area. MASP’s are prepared by The City of Red Deer and are approved by City Council.

Municipal Development Plan

The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a high level policy document that provides the framework for how Red Deer will change and grow over time.

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

Learn more about Regional Planning and the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP).

Heritage Planning

Heritage resources are important pieces of Red Deer's history and they enhance the character and quality of life in the city.

Planning Fees

Find a list of planning fees here. Fees must be paid prior to commencement of application processing.

Plan and Bylaw Amendments

Changing a City adopted plan requires City Council approval. The following Plan Amendment Process provides all the relevant information and 'how to' steps to request a land use rezoning to City Council.

Telecommunication Facilities

Learn about the application process for telecommunications facilities in Red Deer.

Contact Information

Phone Line: 403-406-8711
Mailing Address