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What is a Curb Crossing?

The height of the curb is lowered to make it easier for vehicles to access the driveway. Construction crews remove the old concrete and pour new concrete from the edge of the street to your driveway.

Advantages of Having the City do the Job

  • No upfront costs and yearly rates
  • Cost can be spread evenly over 20 years
  • It’s applied to property taxes as “Local Improvement”
  • “Local Improvement” payments begin a year after construction is completed
  • Costs are competitive
  • Multiple curb crossings combined into a single contract allow for competitive markets and pricing
  • Product is the highest quality
  • The City only permits qualified contractors
  • Work is guaranteed and inspected by the City to ensure all standards are met

How is Payment Calculated?

Two options:

  • Lump sum: One-time full cost payment
  • Amortized over 20 years: The cost is paid for gradually on your yearly property taxes (includes interest charges). The tax stays with the property. If you sell, the next owner will continue to pay the balance

Current Rates

Rates are set annually, to reflect construction market prices and interest rates.

  • 2017 lump sum rate is $695.07 per metre
  • Yearly cost rate over 20 years is $44.44 per metre

Lump Sum Payment (example)

Width of crossing, in metres, based on the width of a standard double garage.

Width of Crossing 7.4 metres
Rate Per Metre x $695.07
Total Cost $5143.52

Yearly cost (example)

Width of crossing, in metres, based on the width of a standard double garage.

Width 7.4 metres
Rate Per Metre x $44.44
Annual Cost $328.86/year
Total Cost $6577.20

Apply for a Curb Crossing Permit

In Person

Sustainable Development
2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

By Phone 780-496-6733

For More Information

Building Great Neighbourhoods

All additional inquiries can be directed to the Building Great Neighbourhoods team, or by calling 311

Email buildinggreatneighbourhoods@edmonton.ca

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