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Planning & Development

Welcome to the Big Lakes County Planning and Development Department.  Within these pages you will find useful information that will help quide you through your subdivision and development process.  If you need assistance or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the County office.

With the adoption of our new Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw, Council has also expanded the boundaries of our five hamlets (Enilda, Faust, Grouard, Joussard & Kinuso).  To view these new Hamlet Boundary Maps open the attachments below:

See attachment below for the Growth Study

See attachment below for the Ecological & Development Design Guidelines

MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN / LAND USE BYLAW REVIEW

Big Lakes County is currently conducting a review of its Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw.  The Terms of Reference for this project can be seen here.

NEW HOME WARRANTIES FOR ALBERTANS

Learn about Alberta's better home warranty standards here.

ABANDONED WELLS

Please note that Alberta Municipal Affairs has amended the Municipal Government Act's Subdivision and Development Regulation regarding abandoned wells.  Click here to learn more information about how these changes might affect your subdivision or development proposal.

TAX CONCESSION POLICY

The Tax Concession Policy was rescinded by Council at its March 26, 2014 meeting.

PRIVATE SEWAGE CERTIFIED CONTRACTORS LIST

Below is a link to the list of certified contractors that are eligible to obtain private sewage treatment system permits in the Province of Alberta. This list is maintained and updated on a regular basis as contractor certification is renewable on an annual basis. For your convenience the list is sorted alphabetically by municipality so that you are able to find a certified contractor in your area.

http://municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/CP_PrivateSewageContractorList.cfm