Development permits and approvals need to be obtained for new construction, renovations, and changes to how a building or land is being used.

Development Services staff must review the application to ensure it complies with the County’s Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw outlines the types of development allowed in each land use district and the rules and regulations governing those uses.

In some cases, applicants may have to apply for a redesignation prior to making a Development Permit application.

When You Need a Permit

Some projects requiring a permit include:

  • new buildings
  • additions
  • replacement or repair of existing buildings
  • change in use, or intensity of use, of land or buildings
  • excavation or stockpiling of soil
  • signage on buildings or on private land

To confirm whether or not a project requires a development permit, contact Development Services at 403.230.1401.

Next Step: Get a Development Permit

When a Permit is not Required

Development permits are not required for some types of construction if they comply with all the rules of the Land Use Bylaw. However, these projects may require a building permit prior to construction. Some of the projects that do not require a development permit include:

  • fences, walls, gates, parking pads, decks, garages, sheds
  • the construction of, or addition to, single and two unit dwellings
  • interior alterations to a residence, unless it changes the number of dwelling units

To confirm whether or not a project requires a development permit, contact Development Services at 403.230.1401.

Contact

Planning & Development Services
T: 403.230.1401
F: 403.277.3066
development@rockyview.ca

Book a Planning Meeting

With this quick and easy form you can book a meeting to discuss development, subdivision, or redesignation projects with a County planner.