Zoning Bylaw, 12800
The Zoning Bylaw contains the rules and regulations for the development of land in Edmonton. For the purpose of land development, the City of Edmonton is divided into zones.
There are 13 residential zoning classifications and six commercial zonings. Depending on what zone a property is located in, determines what can be built.
Guidelines are in place for developing in mature neighbourhoods. Visit the Low Density Residential Zones web page for information regarding amendments to regulations for developing a property in a mature neighbourhood.
The Zoning Bylaw has 4 parts:
Part I - General Administrative and Regulatory Clauses Part II - All land use Zones, Overlays and Special Areas Part III - Zoning Atlas Part IV (DC2) Site Specific Development Control Provision for individual sites. DC2 Development Agreements for comprehensively Planned Development Districts. (DC1) Direct Development Control Provision for individual sites usually associated with Area Re-development Plans (ARPs) and/or Historic Designations.
The following information is also available:
Zoning Fee Matrix 2013 - lists the fees charged by the City for zoning changes. Zoning Matrix
If you are considering rezoning a property, the City of Edmonton's Land Use Planning & Environment has developed a web-based application process. Please visit the Land Development Application page for more information. You can call us on 311 or visit the Current Planning Service Centre on 5th Floor, HSBC Bank Canada Building, 10250-101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4.
A zoning confirmation letter is written confirmation from the City stating what zoning applies to the property indicated in your application. If you require confirmation, please go to the Zoning Confirmation Letter Page. There is a fee for a confirmation letter.
The Zoning Bylaw, 12800 is available in PDF format.
The map showing the Airport Protection Overlay Schedule for the City Centre Airport (Section 810A) is not included in the zoning map. For more information on how to apply the Airport Protection Overlay, contact Sustainable Development.
For more information:
Current Planning Service Centre
5th floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4
Hours of Operation:Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311