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A Lot Grading Plan, accepted by City of Edmonton Development Services, is required to support the Development and Building Permit application. Lot Grading Plan information must be presented on a Plan for the development to facilitate a single approval for the permit.

Lot Grading Plans are to include the following items:

  • Presentation on 8.5" x 14" (legal size) format in portrait orientation with the "REAR" of the lot at the top of the page and the "FRONT" of the lot labelled (this format supports the location references in the subsequent Lot Grading Inspection Reports)
  • Legal description and Municipal Address
  • Title identifying the purpose of the document (that is, Internal Lot Grading Plan, Proposed Drainage Plan), and “Revised” added to plan titles for revised submissions
  • Revision table added to plan to track revision history
  • Proposed finished elevation at the front and the rear of the building
  • Proposed elevation at the driveway, parking pad or detached garage
  • Internal or common property drainage swales including design high points, intermediate grade points and the location, height and extent of retaining structures
  • Surface slopes of drainage swales with flow direction arrows
  • Elevation of City right-of-way at the discharge ends of the swales
  • Property boundary elevations include proposed and existing elevations, and existing elevations at lot corners
  • Lot drainage pattern indicating whether split drainage or through drainage
  • Rear internal swale (if required)
  • Roof drainage provisions roof drain connection or surface discharge of downspouts   
  • Foundation drainage connection or surface discharge details
  • Easements, Rights-of-way and/or restrictive covenants related to drainage provisions and development restrictions
  • Geodetic elevations
  • Scale of drawing
  • Building and Garage/parking pad layout
  • North Arrow
  • Legend
  • Applicants name

For More Information

Development Services, Lot Grading

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

T5J 0J4



Fax 780-496-2865

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