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 the way a site can be laid out (lot coverage and setbacks) and shapes the form of buildings (height and size).
Guidelines are also in place for developing in mature neighbourhoods; please see the regulations in the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay for detailed information.
All municipalities in Alberta are required to have a Zoning Bylaw.