Subdivision Appeal Committee

Role of Committee

  • To confirm, revoke or vary the approval or decision or any condition imposed by the Subdivision Planning Authority 
  • To hear all appeals from the Subdivision Authority

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


  • Seven (7) Members at Large
  • A per diem and mileage is paid


  • Seven (7) Members at Large for a one (1) year term


  • Last year six (6) four hour meetings, but may vary

Dates, Agendas, & Board Orders

Meeting Date Agenda Board Orders
January 13, 2016 Agenda (PDF)
May 6, 2016 Agenda (PDF)
Archived Board Orders

Current Members

Member Position Expiry
R. Spence 2017
W. Metzger 2017
A. Culp 2017
O. Channan 2017
J. Gautreau 2017
R. Molle 2017
S. Habibi 2017

How to File an Appeal

  • You can appeal the Subdivision Authority’s decision if:
    • Your application for a subdivision has been refused
    • Your application for a subdivision was approved with conditions unacceptable to you
    • If a Subdivision Authority fails or refuses to make a decision on an application for subdivision approval within the time prescribed by the Subdivision and Development regulations.
  • Prior to filing an Appeal to the Subdivision Appeal Committee, talk to your neighbours and consult with the Subdivision Authority 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 requirements:
    1. The Appeal must be completed on the Subdivision Appeal form (PDF).
    2. The Appeal must be filed with the Legislative Services Manager "Secretary to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board" within 14 days after receiving the written decision of the Subdivision Authority.
  • If an appeal is filed and subsequently withdrawn prior to the Hearing start, there is no appeal.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 faxed, mailed or delivered to:

    Legislative Services Manager
    Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
    Rocky View County
    911 – 32 Ave NE
    Calgary, Alberta T2E 6X6
    Fax: 403.277.5977

Request for Postponement

  • A written request for postponement of an appeal hearing may be submitted at the time of the hearing, or to the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board prior to the hearing. However, it is at the discretion of the Committee as to whether the postponement would be granted.
  • The Committee considers each request on its own merit, including submission concerns from other affected parties. The request may be denied, so if you cannot attend at the hearing, it is advised that a representative be present to provide evidence to the Committee Members.

Withdrawing an Appeal

  • If an Appellant decides not to proceed with an appeal, a written letter of withdrawal must be forwarded to the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Overview of the Appeal Process

  • All appeals received will be scheduled for a hearing within 30 days. The Appellant, and/or the appellant’s representative, will receive written notification of the hearing that will include the date, time and appeal hearing procedures.
  • Persons wishing to submit written material for inclusion in the Agenda, should ensure the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is in receipt of the materials at least 10 days prior to the hearing.
  • If you wish to submit written evidence at the hearing, you must provide 12 copies to be distributed at the time of your presentation.
  • Please Note: All materials submitted to the hearing become exhibits, and are kept for the records and considered public documents.

Tips & Suggestions

  • Provide clear, concise and logical reasons.
  • Be prepared to summarize your presentation.
  • Be familiar with the site.
  • To assist the Board 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