How do I find out if my recent final grade Inspection was approved?

If you are listed as the owner or applicant for the property in question, you can contact the City at 311 to obtain information about the status of the property. Any lot grading inspection reports or notices issued through the normal inspections and enforcement process would have or will be mailed or emailed to the owners/applicants who applied for lot grading approval.  

My parking lot floods around the catch basin during heavy rainstorms. What can I do?

Parking lots are designed to store surface water during rainstorms. The water will eventually drain into the stormwater sewer system.

Under Section 9(1) of the Drainage Bylaw, all properties other than duplexes shall provide private drainage systems for stormwater runoff from roofs, parking areas, storage areas, paved areas, and courtyards.

I want to know if Rough or Final Grade Approval was issued on a property. How do I check the status and obtain the documentation?

If you are the registered property owner or an agent working on behalf of the owner, we can provide that information from the City of Edmonton search of records.  For other individuals seeking lot grading information you must request this under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). Application processing takes approximately 10 (ten) working days for Search of Records and up to 30 working days for FOIP requests. Applicable Fee is required per Titled Lot Search.

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I am buying a property in Edmonton. How do I find out if there are any outstanding lot grading approvals that I should be aware of?

As the purchaser or acting agent of the purchaser (such as, lawyer, realtor) you must submit a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) request to obtain this information. Application processing takes approximately 30 working days. The applicable fee is required per titled lot search.

I am selling a property in Edmonton and I would like to know if there are any outstanding lot grading approvals that I should be aware of?

When selling a property, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that lot grading meets approval and is in compliance with the Drainage Bylaw. As the registered property owner or an agent (such as, lawyer, builder or developer) working on behalf of the owner, you can obtain that information through a City of Edmonton search of records request.

For other individuals seeking lot grading information, you must submit a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) request.  Application processing takes approximately 10 (ten) working days for a search of records and up to 30 working days for FOIP requests. The applicable fee is required per titled lot search.
 

What can I do about flooding in my condominium unit?

Maintaining the site grading is the responsibility of the condominium association. If the project was built after 1993, there should be an approved Lot Grading Plan (Surface Drainage Plan) for the project.

Issues in projects built before 1993 can be solved by providing a positive slope away from the buildings. Contact your condo board or management company to address concerns on your property. 
 

How do I find out if the City ever issued rough or final grade approval for a property and obtain the documentation?

If you are the registered property owner or an agent working on behalf of the owner, lot grading information can be provided through a City of Edmonton search of records request.  

For other individuals seeking lot grading information,  you must submit a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) request. Application processing takes approximately 10 working days for a search of records and up to 30 working days for FOIP requests. The applicable fee is required per titled lot search.

I am from a law firm, checking the status of a property. Can I find out if final grade approval was issued?

Documents can be obtained through a City of Edmonton search of records request (acting on behalf of the owner) or a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) request (acting on behalf of the purchaser).

Application processing takes approximately 10 working days for a search of records and up to 30 working days for FOIP requests. The applicable fee is required per titled lot search.

What can I do about flooding caused by surface runoff in my condominium unit?

Maintaining the site grading is the responsibility of the condominium association. If the project was built after 1993, there should be an approved lot grading plan (surface drainage plan) for the project.

Issues in projects built before 1993 can be solved by providing a positive slope away from the buildings. Contact your condo board or management company to address concerns on your property.