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Development Permit

How do I Apply for a Development and/or Sign Placement Permit?

It is important to note that you are also required to acquire a permit for portable sign, both portable and otherwise.

NOTE: PLEASE BE AWARE THE COMPLETION OF THIS FORM DOES NOT DEEM THE APPLICATION COMPLETE. THIS IS NOT A BUILDING PERMIT (Such permit must be obtained separately). The applicant is not excused from complying with the requirements of any federal, provincial or other municipal legislation, or the conditions of any easement, covenant, building scheme or agreement affecting the building or land. 

What is a development permit?

Development Permits are issued by the Town to confirm that the proposed development meets the requirements of our Land-use By-law (LUB) and all statutory planning documents.

Should a Development Permit require a relaxation or is a discretionary use, the development permit will be reviewed by the Municipal Planning Commission.

In the case of a discretionary use a development permit will be issued if the development authority is satisfied that the development meets the intent of the land use district, complies with other relevant statutory plans, is compatible with surrounding lands, and is connected to appropriate infrastructure.

When is a development permit required?

A development permit is required for the following undertakings: 

  • Construction of a new building, or construction of a temporary structure;
  • Altering, renovating or adding to an existing building – deck, basement development;
  • Changing the use or intensity of use of an existing building;
  • Construction of an accessory building – detached garage, carport or shed
  • For any discretionary use of a property
  • Relocations of buildings
  • Demolitions
  • Signage
  • For new businesses – including home businesses

Unsure if you need a development permit? Please contact our Development Officer 403-823-1310.

Notably, a development permit is not the same as a building permit. You may also require a building permit for your project.

See Building Permits or check with the development authority. 

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