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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 15 residential zones and seven commercial zones. The zone that a particular property is located in determines what can be built on that property.

Guidelines are also in place for developing in mature neighbourhoods; please see the regulations in the
Mature Neighbourhood Overlay for detailed information.

Components of the Zoning Bylaw

The Zoning Bylaw is divided into four parts:

  • Part I - General Administrative and Regulatory Clauses
  • Part II - All land use Zones, Overlays and Special Areas
  • Part III - Zoning Map
  • Part IV:

    The Zoning Bylaw, 12800 is available in PDF format.

    The following information is also available:

  • The 2015 Zoning Fee Matrix lists the fees charged by the City for zoning changes.
  • The Zoning Matrix shows the zones where various uses, e.g. General Retail Stores, are allowed.
  • Please note that 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 the Current Planning Service Centre or call 311.

    Rezoning property

    If you are considering rezoning a property, the City of Edmonton has developed a web-based application process. Please visit Land Development Applications for more information.

    All current and proposed zoning is available at maps.edmonton.ca.

    Zoning confirmation letter

    A zoning confirmation letter is written confirmation from the City of Edmonton stating the zone that a particular property is located in. If you require this service, please visit Zoning Confirmation Letters for more information. There is a fee for a confirmation letter.

    Zoning Bylaw Text Amendments

    The regulations in the Zoning Bylaw can be changed by City Council. Please visit Zoning Bylaw Text Amendments for more information.

  • For more information:

    Current Planning Service Centre

    Sustainable Development
    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

    Fax 780-496-6054