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Homes in EdmontonAll Land Use and Development Inquiries the City receives are handled by the Development Compliance Team.

About the Development Compliance Team

The Development Compliance Team promotes sustainable and responsible development in the City of Edmonton. We do this by upholding the City’s strategic vision and Zoning Bylaw 12800 through education, compliance and, where necessary, enforcement.

Duties of a Development Compliance Officer

Development Compliance (DC) Officers have five main duties:

  1. Receiving inquiries and issuing Notices of Entry.
  2. Researching the zoning of properties and neighbourhoods’ zoning, permit and inquiry history.
  3. Educating property owners and other citizens about responsible development in the City. We provide information about planning regulations and options for compliance.
  4. Inspecting and investigating land use and residential living situations to ensure these comply with bylaws and maintain safe communities.
  5. Enforcing violations through warnings, tickets, and orders to ensure that people comply with bylaws.

For more information on what the Development Compliance Team investigates and enforces, see Making an Inquiry.

Quick Reference

I Received a Notice of Entry

A Notice of Entry provides notification of the need for a Development Compliance Officer to enter your property and conduct an inspection.

For more information, contact the phone number provided on the Notice.

I Received a Municipal Ticket

A Municipal Ticket identifies the zoning violation and the fine amount to be paid.

What to do

  1. Stop any actions causing the violation.
  2. Take actions to correct and resolve the violation. Failure to do so may result in further tickets.
  3. Make payment of the ticket to the City of Edmonton before or on the due date (see instructions on the ticket). If you wish to appeal the ticket, do not pay the ticket and wait until you are issued a provincial Violation Ticket at which point you will be scheduled a date to appear in court.

The process to issue a violation ticket will begin 15 days after the date that the municipal ticket is issued. This will give you an option to appear in court to appeal the ticket or payment instructions.

Visit Property and Owner Information for more information on the Compliance Process. For more information on municipal tickets, please call Ticket Administration at 780-496-5161.

I Received a Violation Ticket

A Violation Ticket identifies the zoning violation and the fine amount to be paid.

What to do

  1. Stop any actions causing the violation.
  2. Take actions to correct and resolve. Failure to do so may result in further penalty.
  3. Review your options found on the back of the ticket. You must either make payment of the ticket before or on the due date or appeal the ticket to the Provincial Courts. See instructions on the back of the ticket for more information.

Visit Property and Owner Information for more information on the Compliance Process.

For more information on Violation Tickets, please call the Provincial Court of Alberta at 780-427-7868 or visit www.albertacourts.ca.

I Received a Violation Notice

A Violation Notice is a warning indicating a violation of the Zoning Bylaw and the actions required in order to comply.

What to do

  1. Read your Notice thoroughly.
  2. Stop any actions causing the violation and take actions to correct and resolve the violation.
  3. Call the Development Compliance Officer if you have any questions regarding the notice. Contact information can be found on the Notice.
  4. Call the Development Compliance Officer once you have resolved the violation and, if possible, take photos to show how you’ve complied.

Visit Property and Owner Information for more information on the Compliance Process.

I Received an MGA Order

A Municipal Government Act (MGA) Order identifies the zoning violation and the actions required in order to comply. It defines a timeline to when these actions must be taken to avoid further penalty.

What to do:

  1. Read your Order thoroughly.
  2. Stop any actions causing the violation and take actions to correct and resolve the violation.
  3. Orders must be complied with. Failure to do so may result in fines up to $10,000 and/or remedial action at your expense.
  4. An Order can be formally appealed to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) and must be appealed within 14 days after the date the person is notified of the Order.

Visit Property and Owner Information for more information on the Compliance Process.

For More Information

Development Compliance Team

Telephone 311
Email developmentcompliance@edmonton.ca

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