Development Appeal Committee

Role of Committee

  • To confirm, revoke or vary the order of the Development Officer regarding development permits and/or any condition attached to them
  • To hear all appeals from the Development Authority

Learn more about how to file an appeal and the appeals process.


  • Three (3) representatives from Council and four (4) Members at Large
  • A per diem and mileage is paid


  • Three (3) Council reps for a one (1) year term
  • Four (4) Members at Large for a one (1) year term


  • Approximately seventeen (17) three hour meetings every year at the call of the Chair

Dates, Agendas, & Board Orders

Meeting Date Agenda Board Orders
January 11, 2017 Agenda (PDF) Board Order 01-17 (PDF)
Board Order 02-17 (PDF)
Board Order 04-17 (PDF)
Board Order 05-17 (PDF)
Board Order 07-17 (PDF)
Board Order 08-17 (PDF)
February 1, 2017 Agenda (PDF) Board Order 03-17 (PDF)
Board Order 09-17 (PDF)
Board Order 10-17 (PDF)
Board Order 11-17 (PDF)
Board Order 12-17 (PDF)
Board Order 13-17 (PDF)
Board Order 14-17 (PDF)
Board Order 15-17 (PDF)
February 22, 2017 Agenda (PDF) Board Order 17-17 (PDF)
Board Order 18-17 (PDF)
March 15, 2017 Agenda (PDF) Board Order 19-17 (PDF)
April 5, 2017 Agenda (PDF) Board Order 20-17 (PDF)
Board Order 21-17 (PDF)
Board Order 22-17 (PDF)
Board Order 23-17 (PDF)
April 26, 2017 Agenda (PDF) Board Order 24-17 (PDF)
Board Order 25-17 (PDF)
Board Order 26-17 (PDF)
Board Order 27-17 (PDF)
Board Order 28-17 (PDF)
Board Order 29-17 (PDF)
Board Order 30-17 (PDF)
Board Order 31-17 (PDF)
Board Order 33-17 (PDF)
May 17, 2017 Agenda (PDF)
June 7, 2017
June 28, 2017
July 19, 2017
August 9, 2017
August 30, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 11, 2017
November 1, 2017
November 22, 2017
December 13, 2017
View previous years

Current Members

Member Position Expiry
Councillor Bahchelli Chair 2017
Councillor Breakey 2017
Councillor Kendall Vice-Chair 2017
H. George 2017
I. Galbraith 2017
D. Kochan 2017
S. Hartley 2017

How to File an Appeal

  • You can appeal a Development Officer’s decision if:
    • Your application for a development permit has been refused
    • Your application for a development permit was approved with conditions unacceptable to you
    • You have been issued an Order directing you to stop construction or stop the present use of your property
    • You will be affected by a new development, or new use of someone else’s development
    • If a development authority refused or fails to issue a development permit within 40 days of receipt of the application
  • Prior to filing an Appeal to the Development Appeal Committee, talk to your neighbours and consult with the Development Officer to ensure that you have all the information required to make a proper appeal.
  • An appeal form must be filed in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and must meet the following three requirements:
    1. The Appeal must be completed on the Development Appeal form.
    2. The Appeal must be received by the Legislative Services Manager, "Secretary to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board "within 14 days of the date of decision by the Development Authority.
    3. The Development Appeal must be accompanied by the applicable fee as per the Master Rates Bylaw: $250.00 if you are an affected party, appealing the decision of the Development Authority, $350.00 if you are the owner, appealing the decision of the Development Authority and $500.00 if you are appealing an Order of the Development Officer.
  • If an appeal is filed and subsequently withdrawn prior to the Hearing start, there is no appeal.
  • Appeal forms cannot be submitted through email or online. They must be mailed or delivered to:

    Legislative Services Manager
    Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
    Rocky View County
    911 – 32 Ave NE
    Calgary, Alberta T2E 6X6

Overview of the Appeal Process

  • All Development Permits issued by the Development Officer are advertised in the Rocky View Weekly. An Appeal must be filed within 14 days of the date of the decision of the Development Officer.
  • All appeals received will be scheduled for a hearing within 30 days. Development Appeals are advertised in the Rocky View Weekly at least 8 days prior to the hearing. The Appellant, and Applicant, if different, along with adjacent landowners, and anyone that the Board considers to be affected by the Appeal, will receive notification of the hearing date, time and appeal hearing procedures.
  • Persons wishing to present written material to the Committee and have it included in the Agenda, should submit the material to the Secretary of the Development Appeal Committee at least 10 days prior to the Hearing; or
  • If you wish to submit written evidence at the hearing, you must provide 12 copies to be distributed at the time of your presentation.
  • A copy of the hearing agenda and reports for any item can be picked up at the County office the day of the hearing.
  • Please Note: All materials submitted at the hearing become part of the public record of the Development Appeal Committee and can be released to the public.

Tips & Suggestions

  • Provide clear, concise and logical reasons.
  • Be prepared to summarize your presentation.
  • Be familiar with the site.
  • To assist the Committee Members in understanding your position, you may use photographs, illustrative material, well prepared drawings, or written submissions from your neighbours.


Legislative Services

911 32 Ave NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 6X6

Meeting Information

All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Rocky View Municipal Building.

911 32 Ave NE
Calgary, AB

Commencing at 9:00 a.m. Free public parking is available.