Development Process & Forms

All development within Saddle Hills County requires a valid development permit prior to development taking place, unless the specific development is identified as being exempt in the County’s Land Use Bylaw or the Alberta Municipal Government Act (MGA). The Planning and Development Department can assist you with your development permit application and guide you through the process.

A development permit is a document issued by the County authorizing a development to proceed pursuant to the County’s Land Use Bylaw. For development permit fees, refer to the County’s Master Rates Bylaw.

Development is defined in the County’s Land Use Bylaw as:

  1. an excavation or stockpile and the creation of either of them,

  2. a building or an addition to or replacement or repair of a building and the construction or placing of any of them in, on, over or under land,

  3. a change in use of land or a building or an act done in relation to land or a building that results in or is likely to result in a change in the use of the land or building, or

  4. a change in the intensity of use of land or a building or an act done in relation to land or a building that results in or is likely to result in a change in the intensity of use of the land or building.

For information regarding Safety Codes Permits, please click here.

Development Permit Application forms:

Municipal Related Documents:

For more information, please contact the Planning & Information Systems Department..