Zoning is everywhere — from parks and playgrounds to backyard housing and the downtown core. It guides growth in an orderly way to minimize conflicts between different activities and can improve the safety, public health and welfare of its citizens and the environment.

Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw is the primary regulatory tool required to implement The City Plan and determines what can be built where. It sets the rules for where new buildings should go, what types of buildings they can be and what types of businesses and activities can happen on a property.

Get to Know Your Zoning Bylaw

This handy guide (18.03 MB) helps people learn more about Edmonton’s new Zoning Bylaw, including what it means for their property and neighbourhood. It contains overviews of the new zones, frequently asked questions, key zoning terms, and more.