Permits and Forms

Most construction, demolition and renovation projects require permits before you start doing any physical work. This ensures that local and provincial laws are followed. Determining whether your project requires a development permit depends on specific criteria outlined in Land Use Bylaw.

Development Permit Application Forms

Residential Development Permit Application

A development permit is required for any residential development in Yellowhead County. This includes manufactured homes, mobile homes, modular homes, single-detached dwellings, duplexes, townhouses and apartments. Accessory buildings, such as shops or garages, also require a development permit, as do fences over 1.0m in the front yard and 2.0m in the backyard. This application form lays out the details of any planned development. Yellowhead County Development Officers ensure that the application complies with the rules for development. These rules are set in the Land Use Bylaw. View the application here.

Commercial & Industrial Application

A development permit is required for any commercial or industrial development in Yellowhead County. This includes any retail or food establishment, personal services like gas stations or veterinary clinics, natural resource extraction like gravel pits, or industrial uses such as factories, oil & gas services, work camps, storage or warehousing. This application form lays out the details of any planned development. Yellowhead County Development Officers ensure that the application complies with the rules for development. These rules are set in the Land Use Bylaw. View the application here.

Home-based Business Development Permit Application

A development permit is required for any home-based business in Yellowhead County. This can include minor home occupations such as a home accountant, major home occupations like car repairs, or up to larger home businesses with commercial vehicles and non-resident employees. This application form lays out the details of any planned development. Yellowhead County Development Officers ensure that the application complies with the rules for development. These rules are set in the Land Use Bylaw. View the application here.

Other Forms

Fees

  • Development Fees

     

    Residential Development Permit Application $75.00
    Residential Development without a Permit DOUBLE THE FEE
    Commercial/Industrial/Other Development Permit Application $200.00
    Commercial Development without a Permit DOUBLE THE FEE
    Commercial Development Permit Application
              Home-Based Business (Home Occupation)
    $75.00
    Commercial Home-Based Business without a Permit DOUBLE THE FEE
    Amendment to Land Use Bylaw $400.00
    Compliance Letter
              No site inspection required (Real Property Report provided)
              Where site inspection is required
    $50.00
    $100.00
    Development Appeals $300.00
    Road Closures Application
              Application
              Endorsement
    $150.00
    $350.00
    Permit Renewals (Extensions) No charge
    Rural Address Sign-Where the property does not have a Rural Address Sign and requires a Rural Address Sign by Bylaw $90.00 per sign, in addition to any other Fee required by this or other bylaw
    Rural Address Sign-Where the property does not have a Rural Address Sign and the landowner requests installation of Rural Address Sign, even though a sign is not required by Bylaw $90.00 per sign
  • Subdivision Fees

     

    Application Base Fee $425.00
    Application Fee per newly created lot $50.00
    Endorsement fee per lot prior to registration $50.00
    Subdivision Approval Extension $150.00
    Subdivision Appeals $300.00
    Rural Address Sign-Where Subdivision Plan Sign (2.5m x 1.2m) required by Bylaw $3000.00 per sign in addition to all other fees required, payable at endorsement stage
    Rural Address Sign-Where Subdivision Lot Sign required by Bylaw (1 sign required per lot created, including residual) $45.00 per sign in addition to all other fees required, payable at endorsement stage
    Rural Address Sign-Where Small Subdivision Sign required by Bylaw $425.00 per sign in addition to all other fees required payable at endorsement stage
  • Other Application Fees

     

    Application to adopt an Area Structure Plan $1,500.00 – 50% refund will be provided if item does not progress to 1st reading
    Application to adopt Conceptual Plan $1,000.00 – 50% refund will be provided if item does not progress to 1st reading
    Application to Amend Statutory Plan $400.00

Building Permits

For most construction projects, a building permit is also required. However, not all developments require the issuance of a development permit or a building permit. Smaller sheds, fences on certain lots and some decks may be exempt from the requirement for a permit. Please contact the Yellowhead County Planning Department for details.

Yellowhead County is not an accredited agency and does not provide building permits. To obtain an accredited building permit, contact an agency authorized by the Alberta Safety Codes Authority to issue building permits and provide compliance monitoring in non-accredited municipalities.

It is your responsibility to ensure that construction complies with the Alberta Building Code.

  • Building Permit Agencies

    Agencies authorized by the Alberta Safety Codes Authority to issue permits and provide Compliance Monitoring in non-accredited municipalities

    Agency_Name Phone_Number Fax/Email Building Permits Electrical Permits Gas Permits Plumbing Permits
    IJD Inspections Ltd. 403-346-6533

    1-877-617-8776

    403-347-2533

    permits@ijd.ca

    Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Superior Safety Codes Inc. (Edmonton) 780-489-4777

    1-866-999-4777

    1-866-454-5222

    info@superiorsafetycodes.com

    Yes Yes Yes Yes
    The Inspections Group Inc. 780-454-5048

    1-866-554-5048

    1-866-545-5222

    questions@inspectionsgroup.com

    Yes Yes Yes Yes

     

  • Information for Private Sewage

    Municipal Affairs Safety Service
    Phone: 1-866-421-6929

  • Electric, Gas, Communications, & One-Call:

    For electrical service to most properties in Yellowhead County, contact Fortis Alberta at 310-WIRE (9473). If you have a rural property at the east end of the County, your property may be serviced by EQUS. Their phone number is 1-888-627-4011.

    For natural gas service to properties located from Range 13 and west, contact Yellowhead Gas Co-op at 780-723-4214; from Range 12 and east, contact TRL Gas Co-op at 780-727-3732. For the Hamlets, you should contact ATCO Gas at 1-780-542-7448 (Drayton Valley).

     

    For landline telephone connection call TELUS at 310-2255 (residential use) or 310-3100 (commercial use).

     

    Contact Alberta One-Call at 1-800-242-3447 with regard to the location of underground facilities.