For Multi-Family Lot Grading, more information can be found in Commercial and Multi-Family Lot Grading Guidelines.
Flooding caused by heavy precipitation, melting snow, or runoff may pose problems for all kinds of properties. Older and newer houses, residential and commercial developments may be at risk for flooding if proper precautions are not taken. The City encourages all builders and homeowners to take preventive measures to avoid flooding, and has set out standards for drainage and lot grading under the Drainage Bylaw.
Lot grading standards for newer neighbourhoods developed in response to problems in older neighbourhoods. While the bylaw came into effect in 1997, the standards are enforced retroactively for all properties developed after 1989 where an approved Lot Grading Plan exists and all other areas prior to 1989 where no Approved Lot Grading Plan exists.
Property owners are responsible for their own lot grading. Check out the following information pages to ensure that you are taking the right steps to prevent flooding on your property.
Drawings: Single-Family and Duplex
Diagrams showing the lot grading requirements for residential single-family and duplex.
Lot Grading FAQ - Residential
Frequently asked questions about lot grading for residential properties in the City of Edmonton.
Lot Grading Fees - Residential
Explanation of fees for residential building permit applications, lot grading inspections, and approvals.