Guides for Developers
The County’s Land Use Bylaw spells out what kind of development can be done in the County. It sets out rules for agriculture, residential and rural subdivisions, business and industrial development, and rezoning. Policies, planning documents like General Municipal Servicing Standards and maps, permits, certificates and inspections ensure rules and regulations are clear and enforced. It is strongly recommended people read our Development Information Package before making a development application.
Each significant element of a development requires a separate permit before work begins. Permit holders have specific responsibilities. Information Regarding Permits for Single Family Homes contains details regarding applications, inspections, new home warranty, and other aspects of building a single family home. Requirements for contractor inspection stages are different from homeowner inspection stages.
For general information about permitting, please read the 2017 Permits and Compliance guide from The Inspections Group. Here are specific permit application forms for residential homes:
- Building Permit Application Form
- Deck Building Permit Application Form
- Electrical Permit Application Form
- Gas Permit Application Form
- Plumbing Permit Application Form
- Private Sewage Disposal System (PSDS) Permit Application Form. Read the PSDS Permit Requirements.
- Manufactured Home Permit Application Form. Read the Mobile/Manufactured Homes Information Sheet.
- Residential Garage Permit Application Form. Read the Residential Garage Building Information Sheet.
- Wood Stove Permit Application Form
Commercial developments are subject to different requirements such as Schedules of Professional Involvement. County planning bylaws and policies commercial developers should be aware of the rescinded Off-site Levies and Access Approach regulations. Copies of the Municipal Development Plan and Area Structure Plans are available upon request.
Before making a rezoning application or subdivision application, please read the County’s Rezoning Information Package or the Subdivision Information Package. Anyone who wants to subdivide or rezone a property must meet the County’s public consultation requirements. Anyone needing more time to meet subdivision approval conditions can fill out and submit a Subdivision Extension request.
The Subdivision & Development Appeal Board is a quasi-judicial board that hears appeals from people who disagree with a development or subdivision decision made by the County’s Municipal Planning Commission. The Board may uphold or reverse the Commission’s decision or change the conditions of approval. The Subdivision & Development Appeal Board is independent of the Commission and the planning and development department. Email Legislative Services or call 780-623-6806 for more information.
People wanting to post a rural address sign must follow County rural residential address guidelines.
- Planning & Development Service Fees
- Building Permit Fee Schedule
- Electrical Fee Schedule
- Gas Fee Schedule
- Plumbing Fee Schedule
The County has south/central and north/east Lac La Biche County ownership maps and Lac La Biche and Plamondon town address maps for sale at County’s main office for a nominal fee.