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Read about up-to-date COVID-19 related service adjustments for development, permit, licensing, and construction & inspection services.

This stage includes grading the clay on the lot in accordance to the design of the approved Lot Grading Plan for residential property.

About the Service

Rough Grade Inspections are conducted by Lot Grading Inspectors for the City of Edmonton. These inspections enforce the Drainage Bylaw to verify that the lot is graded in accordance to the approved Lot Grading Plan and Lot Grading Guidelines.

For commercial property inspection service, please visit Commercial Lot Grading Plan Approval page.

How Do I Obtain the Service?
  1. Apply for Rough Grade Approval after the lot is graded in accordance to the approved Lot Grading Plan.
  2. Submit a Lot Grading Certificate to Drainage Services for review and approval.
Fax Fax: 780-496-2865

Drainage Services
Main Floor, Century Place
9803 - 102A Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 3A3

What the City does with your request
  1. A City Lot Grading Inspector will conduct a visual site inspection within 5 working days from receipt of the request, depending on weather conditions and workload.
  2. The builder or applicant will receive a Lot Grading Inspection Report indicating that the property's lot grading is passed or failed.

Note: After the Rough Grade Approval is issued, the homeowner is required to finish Final Grade and apply for Final Grade Approval within 1 year.

For details about Rough Lot Grading, please visit our Residential Lot Grading - Rough Grade page.


$130 for Single-detached housing and Semi-detached housing, which includes both Rough and Final Grade Inspections.

Fee is collected at the time of Building Permit application.

Contact the City About This Service

Development Services, Lot Grading

2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

T5J 0J4



Fax 780-496-2865

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