Secondary suites are only allowed within a single detached house in most residential zones, as either permitted or discretionary uses.
Garage suites and garden suites are only allowed on a site with a single detached house, and only in specific locations on a discretionary basis.
A permitted use will be approved provided it fully complies with the Zoning Bylaw.
A discretionary use may be approved, but the approval is not guaranteed. Adjacent landowners are notified of the decision and the decision can be appealed by either the property owner or anyone affected.
The zones that allow secondary suites and garage and garden suites, along with the location restrictions for garage and garden suites are explained in the Zoning Bylaw.
Additional Restrictions apply to the following neighbourhoods:
Gold Bar, Maple Ridge, Beverley Heights, Rundle Heights, and a portion of Horse Hill rural subdivision. These locations are near the Edmonton-Strathcona boundary, where limitations apply within 1.5 km of Edmonton-Strathcona boundary due to heavy industrial areas.
Please call a Development Technical Advisor at 311 (or 780-442-5311 outside of Edmonton) for more information.
See map of affected areas and Section 822 of the Zoning Bylaw.