Planning & Development Services

Planning & Development is responsible for managing the current and long-range uses of the land within the County's boundaries. Nearly every decision made by the Planning Department influences you and your community. It is responsible for the residential subdivision that you live in, the industrial park that you work in, and the parks and trails that you play in.

We work with other municipal and provincial departments to develop transportation routes, protect environmentally sensitive areas, manage growth and ensure the needs of the community are met. The department must ensure that you have adequate water, and mechanisms to dispose of waste when approving subdivisions and development. Furthermore, to ensure your safety we issue permits for construction and perform inspections to make sure that all construction meets the Alberta Building Code.

When would I have to work with the department?

You will need to work with the department when you wish to subdivide, rezone, develop, or build on your property.