Planning and Development Department
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Demolition Permit Information Package
Checklists, guidelines and an application form to assist those involved in demolition and cleanup efforts in Wood Buffalo.
Planning and Development ResourcesArea Structure Plans
City Centre Action Program
Commercial and Industrial Land Use Study (CILUS)
Municipal Development Plan
DownloadsFort McMurray Civic Address Booklet
Rural Civic Address Booklet
Public Participation Guidelines
Rural Communities Map Inventory
Campground Design Standards
School Sites and Locations
Church Sites and Locations
The Planning and Development department provides services related to land use planning and development permitting, municipal land and real estate interest, and economic development strategies within the Municipality. Providing timely and accurate customer service is essential to facilitate all aspects of development planning. These services are provided through four branches within the department:
Community Development Planning
The Community Development Planning branch is responsible for the immediate planning requirements of customers including interpretation and application of land use bylaws, processing applications to subdivide lands, and processing of development permits. Additionally, the branch provides professional planning support, monitors progress and responds to change through community engagement, education and development of land development policies to guide the growth of the Municipality.
- Development Permits
- Safety Codes Services
- Land Use Bylaw
- BizPal - Online business permit and license service
- Outline Plans
The Economic Development branch facilitates the development and implementation of the region’s economic development strategies while striving to be responsive to the economic interests and needs of residents, enterprises, organizations and communities throughout the Municipality.
The Land Administration department manages all municipal land and facility real estate interests. The department is responsible for the acquisition of land for capital infrastructure projects, disposition of real estate interests and leasing of land and facilities.
The Land Administration department supports all municipal departments, stakeholders and the public by providing orderly resolution of land issues.
The Safety Codes branch is responsible for reviewing, permitting, and inspecting construction-related activities within the Municipality, and ensuring compliance with all applicable codes and regulations, including the Alberta Safety Codes Act.
Other Frequent Contacts
Bylaw Complaints: 780-788-4200
Roads & Transportation Service Request Line: 780-743-7859
Alberta One Call: 1-800-242-3447
ATCO Electric: 1-800-668-2248
ATCO Gas: 780-310-5678