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We look forward to working with contractors and developers to ensure a clear understanding of the municipal development process.  

It is important for all applicants to be well informed about the key considerations and regulations that they must follow for orderly development.  

The Planning and Safety Codes Department provides a variety of services pertaining to the management of growth and development of the lands within the Town of Drumheller. 

These services include long-range land use planning, subdivisions, development approval and safety code permits that include the following disciplines:

These processes are in accordance with the our By-laws, Policies, Procedures and Regulations, as well as the relevant provisions of the Municipal Government Act and the Safety Codes Act of Alberta.

The Town of Drumheller partners with Palliser Regional Municipal Services to provide professional planning and regional safety codes services to multiple municipalities within the organization.

Palliser Regional Municipal Services provides consultation on land use planning, subdivisions and statutory plans.

The Town of Drumheller provides safety code permits for our community as well as the 26 municipalities with in Palliser Regional Services Membership. 

Statutory plans manage development to meet specific objectives and controls that benefit Drumhellerites.


Subdivision and Land-use By-law Ammendements

For ammendments to the subdivision and land-use by-laws, please forward to the following details: 


Palliser Regional Municipal Services
115 Palliser Trail, P.O. Drawer 1900
Hanna, Alberta, T0J 1P0
Phone: 1-877-854-3371 | Fax: (403) 854-4684


In addition, kindly refer to the following forms and applications: 


For more infromation, please consult the following statutory documents of the Town: 


To assist you further, please click here for Palliser's interactive map. 

It is important to note that you are also required to acquire a permit for portable sign, both portable and otherwise. Kindly refer to the following application forms: 

  • Portable Sign Permit application form, and; 
  • Sign Permit application form


Want to learn more? Jump here to view our Town's building permit statistics. 


For questions and concerns, please contact us through: 


Development Authority & Safety Codes Administration

Phone: (403) 823-1300/1310 | Fax: (403) 823-7739

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Whether you are considering a small renovation, or major project - it is important to know that by folllowing the proper permitting process you are assured that your work is being completed in a safe manner.