The County of Grande Prairie is following the direction of Alberta Health, the authority on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) for municipalities.

Learn about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), what you can do, and actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans.   

The health and safety of our community is the County's top priority. Read about enhanced public health measures, which apply to the County of Grande Prairie.

What the County is Doing

The County continues to balance fiscal responsibility and providing municipal services in a way that is safe for the public and our staff. 

Facility Closures & Openings

Closed

  • County Regional Fire Service facilities (Clairmont, Dunes, Bezanson, La Glace and Teepee Creek fire stations)
  • Shelve and Share located at the Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management 
  • Grande Prairie Animal Care Facility (restricted access)

Open

  • The County Administration, Community Services and Public Works buildings are open, with guidelines in place for visitor and staff safety
  • The County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Office is open with guidelines in place for visitor and staff safety
  • The Wellington Resource Centre is open by appointment
  • Some County campgrounds and parks are open for weekend day-use
  • Community libraries, with guidelines in place for visitor and staff safety
  • Attend County Council Meetings via live stream. Find details to connect to each meeting's live stream on the Events Calendar
  • Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Visiting County Facilities

The public is encouraged to continue to contact the County by phone or online, including online bill payments, applications and more.  

The following guidelines will be in place for those visiting County facilities:

  • There will be a limit of five visitors in the front reception areas of the Administration and Public Works buildings, four visitors in the reception area of the FCSS Office, and three patrons at the Community Services Building
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided upon entering and exiting the building
  • Maintain 2 m / 6 ft physical distance from others
  • Do not enter the building if you have travelled outside of Canada within 14 days or are experiencing flu-like symptoms 
  • Enhanced cleaning is in place at County facilities

Programs & Services

Permit applications

Permit applications can be made in-person at the Administration Building.

Applications for subdivisions, development agreements, municipal addressing, development permits, safety codes permits, and compliance requests are being reviewed as normal. To send applications or contact Planning and Development Services by email or call 780-513-3950.

Staff are monitoring emails and phone messages to respond to your needs as soon as possible. We ask for your patience as we work to provide the best possible service while doing our part to protect the community and help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Mail will be quarantined for 24 hours to ensure everyone's safety.

County of Grande Prairie No.1
10001 - 84 Avenue
Clairmont, AB
T8X 5B2

Payment for fees and securities can be made by credit card, by e-transfer on request or in person. 

Safety Code Inspections

Inspectors are following Safety Codes Council and Alberta Health Services public health guidelines, including physical distancing. Inspections may be delayed if required by public health guidelines. 

The most critical inspections are for utility connections and occupancy.

Focus is on commercial inspections and residential foundations, framing, rough-ins, etc. Safety code inspections of occupied interior spaces will be delayed wherever possible.

High-density, multi-family occupancy building inspections may be deferred or postponed.

Inspections may be completed using photos, video and real-time technology including FaceTime, Skype and Google Duo to limit/avoid personal interaction.

Existing permits will be extended if inspections cannot occur at this time.

Family and Community Support Services

Where Can I find more information

COVID-19 info for Albertans

Public health information, prevention measures, Provincial supports for Albertans and employers, and more. 

How to Report

Report non-compliance with mandatory Public Health Orders online or call 1-833-415-9179.

COVID-19 info for Canadians

Service Canada has online services available, an online form to request assistance with navigating online services or a number to call for those who do not have access to the internet.

Mental Health Resources 

Visit www.helpseeker.org for information about local services and supports.

  • Visit the website or download the app to privately browse health and social services, programs, resources, helplines and benefits based on your location for topics like mental health, counseling, parenting, education and training, addictions, domestic violence, affordable housing, shelters, food support services, recreation, and more

If you or someone you know needs emotional support or feels overwhelmed, remember you are not alone. The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership has a list of mental health resources. 

The Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention has complied a list of resources for mental health support and services in the County of Grande Prairie and other locations across northern Alberta.

Help is still available for Family Violence during COVID-19.

Other resources:

World Health Organization 

Alberta student learning during COVID-19

Information for Aquatera customers

COVID-19 Information for Business

The County of Grande Prairie has been working diligently to support local businesses to remain afloat and resilient during this time. 

COVID-19 Business Resiliency info

The Business Resiliency Taskforce, established by the County of Grande Prairie, City of Grande Prairie and Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce, has aligned with the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP), to support business resiliency throughout the COVID-19 crisis, to help ensure local businesses are ready to respond when the province lifts restrictions on operations, and to guide the economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and resources, visit the COVID-19 Business Resiliency website