Development Permits

This is required for any change of use or intensity of use of land or buildings. It considers the impact the development will have on surrounding properties and allows for the approval of the location, size and use of a building. New construction, renovations, businesses and changes to how a building is being used requires a development permit.
The Land Use Bylaw, adopted by Town Council in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, outlines the circumstances where permits are required and the process to be followed in applying for, and approval of, development permits.
A development permit may be required for, but is not limited to:
Some exceptions apply. Please contact the Development Department well in advance of commencing your proposed development, as the timelines for approval are subject to regulations and legislated processes which may otherwise delay your project.

Permit application forms are available online (Navigate to Planning & Development > Permits), in person at the Town Office or can be obtained by contacting Planning & Development at (780) 349-4444 or