The Land Use Bylaw (PDF) is the "book of rules" for development in Rocky View County, and covers a wide range of regulations, including:
- Establishing the development permit process and the process for Redesignation (rezoning) and Land Use Bylaw text amendments;
- Regulates the size and use of land and buildings;
- Classifies land use districts (zones) and determines minimum development standards for each of these districts;
- Determines the appropriate permitted and discretionary uses for each land use district.
Land Use Districts
Each property in the county has a Land Use District (sometimes called "zoning" in urban municipalities). Each district has a different purpose and intent for the use of land and has different rules and regulations that must be followed. Examples of the districts include:
- Business Development
- Natural Resources
- Public Service
- Commercial Development
Full details on all the different Land Use Districts can be found in the Land Use Bylaw. The specifics of the different districts can also be found in the Land Use Bylaw Reference Guide (PDF).
Additionally, Direct Control Districts have been designed for unique developments which do not fall under any of the above categories.
Land Use Bylaw Amendments
Proposed operational amendments to the Land Use Bylaw are listed on the Bylaws Under Review page.