A simple outline of the Environmental Site Assessment Process.
Welcome to the Land Development Application system
Land Development applications are now processed online only; no paper applications are accepted. To apply, go to permits.edmonton.ca
The City of Edmonton's Development Services Branch has a web-based application process for all applications to be processed by the Branch. This online service is known as the Land Development Application (LDA) process.
An LDA includes the following components:
- subdivide land into two or more parcels (subdivision);
- create bare land condominium units(subdivision);
- change the zoning of land (rezoning);
- close a portion of roadway abutting one or more properties (road closure); or
- create/amend Area Structure Plans or Neighbourhood Structure Plan (ASP or NSP)
If you want to apply and need assistance, please visit our office at 2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue NW, between 8am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) or call the department at the number below for assistance. Planning staff can assist in creating an LDA online at one of our kiosks.
Please note: Fees are not required at the time of application. Fees will be assessed after your application has been reviewed and accepted for processing by our department. When fees are paid, formal review and circulation can commence. Fees can be paid online with a credit card after you login in to your account.
We will send you an invoice with the correct fee amount. Then you can pay online or print out the invoice, attach a check and mail it back to us. If you have a client who is paying the invoice, send the email with the PDF to your client.
Your application will not be circulated for review until your fees have been paid. Once a file is ready for Council, advertising fees are charged. The Council date will not be confirmed until these fees are paid.
Note: The permits.edmonton.ca site is supported only during business hours (8am to 5pm). It will be available during off hours but is subject to outages for maintenance as required.
Abandoned oil and gas wells:
Effective November 1, 2012 the Subdivision and Development Regulation (Alberta Regulation 160/2012) has changed. The changes relate to the Subdivision and Development requirements around abandoned well sites. The newly added provisions result in a consequent change to our business practices.
In order to ensure that our approval process is in compliance with the Provincial regulations, all new Subdivision and Development Permit applications must include the City of Edmonton’s standardized Abandoned Wells Confirmation Form.
Since the ERCB Directive 079 applies to all abandoned wells licensed by the ERCB, the submission of the Abandoned Wells Confirmation Form does not depend on the production history (for example,non-produced, test well.) or the environmental conditions around the well (for example, remediated, rec-exempt, et cetera).
The official abandoned well map viewer can be accessed through the GeoDiscover Alberta website at: http://www.geodiscoveralberta.ca
City of Edmonton’s standardized Abandoned Wells Confirmation Forms can be found at:
Note: The reference to the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) was purposefully not updated to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in order to maintain consistency with other existing regulations.