The following brochures have been created to help you understand the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw, the Alberta Building Code, and licence bylaws.
Safe Clean Construction Sites
Information about keeping construction sites bylaw compliant for a safe, clean city.
Living in Edmonton
Information regarding the Community Standards Bylaw #14600. Includes information on building maintenance, derelict buildings, garbage collection, waste bins, outdoor fires, grass cutting, compost piles, standing water, weed control, Dutch Elm Disease, boulevard trees, snow removal, graffiti, noise, construction and vehicles.
Permits and Services
Information about costs associated with curb crossing requests.
Guide to the permit process
Information about the permits needed for residential and commercial projects.
Need a Compliance Certificate?
Explains what a compliance certificate is and how it is processed.
Need an Encroachment Agreement?
Explains what to do when a portion of your development is beyond your property line.
Any Questions about Telecommunications Facilities?
Information on the process involved for telecommunications facilities.
Buying a House in Edmonton
Useful information when considering buying a house in Alberta's capital.
Developing Property Near a Ravine
General information about developing property near a ravine or in the river valley.
Displaying your address clearly
Information regarding address display requirements for properties.
Mature Neighbourhood Development
For information regarding amendments to regulations for developing a property in a mature neighbourhood, visit the Low Density Residential Zones web page.
Secondary Suites and Garden and Garage Suites Brochure
General Information regarding the criteria for having a Secondary Suite, Garden Suite or a Garage Suite
Changing a Land Use Zone in the City of Edmonton
Explains the steps to apply to have current zoning changed to new zoning
Subdivision of Land in Edmonton
Explains the steps required to apply to subdivide property in Edmonton
A General Summary of Land Use Zones
Explains what activities and uses are included in the various zones
Animal Care & Control
Pet Licence Fees for 2012
New fees in effect for 2012 for licensing dogs and cats.
Dog Bark Prevention
Explains how dog owners can prevent their pets from disturbing the neighbours.
Dog Bite Prevention
Safety information on dog bite prevention.
Responsible Cat Ownership
General information about licensing requirements and bylaws for cats in the City of Edmonton.
Responsible Dog Ownership
General information about licensing requirements and bylaws for dogs in the City of Edmonton.
Changing Your Commercial Building's Use or Interior
Explains regulations that apply when interior alterations are proposed for a commercial space.
Developing a Parking Lot?
Explains the requirements necessary when constructing a designated parking area.
Need Bicycle Parking?
Outlines the different styles and placement locations for bicycle racks.
General information regarding licensing a business in Edmonton.
Using a Temporary Sign?
Outlines permit requirements and the placement of temporary signs.
Water Efficient Fixtures Bylaw
Explains regulations regarding the water efficient fixtures bylaw that goes into effect January 1, 2008.
Changing Your Commercial Building's Use or Interior?
Explains regulations when interior alterations are proposed for a commercial space.
Building a Detached Garage?
Explains regulations on the construction of a detached garage.
Building a House or an Addition?
Outlines regulations on construction of a new house or a house addition. This can include an attached garage, sunroom, front landing, etc.
Building a Fence?
Outlines the regulations for residential fencing.
Building a Shed?
Explains the standards and regulations on size and placement of a residential shed.
Building an Uncovered Deck?
Outlines construction regulations for residential side or rear yard uncovered decks.
Developing Your Basement?
Explains the regulations for basement alterations and development.
Guide to Landscaping your home
Explains the regulations for landscaping your home.
Installing a Hot Tub?
Outlines regulations related to hot tubs or any type of body of water deeper than two feet on your property. Also refers to swimming pools and ponds.
Installing a Satellite Dish?
Explains installation requirements of a satellite dish placed on your property whether it is self-standing on a post or attached to the building.
Parking a Trailer or RV on City Streets?
Explains regulations on seasonal parking and storage.
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