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Rebuilding Information & Permitting

Comprehensive Firebreak Program Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017

Property owners affected by firebreak demolition, water bombing and fire retardant are encouraged to apply for the Comprehensive Firebreak Program BEFORE the December 31, 2017 deadline. The program aims to address the gap that may exist between an individual’s insurance policy and the cost of returning to a pre-fire state.

Through the Recovery and Rebuild process the Planning and Development Department is the authority that approves permit applications and provides direct assistance to homeowners and contractors to navigate them through the process.

But as a municipality we want to do more than that. We want to make sure our residents are well-informed and well-equipped to meet the many challenges the complicated process of building a home will present. In an effort to help all residents who lost a property to wildfire, or who suffered damages, the Municipality has created and compiled a number of useful resources intended to help you educate and protect yourself during the rebuild phase.

These resources were created using the help of resident-led focus groups to ensure that we provide you and your neighbors both the information you’ve asked for and what experts in the industry feel is the most useful information possible relevant to the challenges you are facing.


Below are links to resources compiled by experts at the RMWB, the Province of Alberta, the Fort McMurray Construction Association and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology:

Winter Maintenance Subzones 1 & 2 are active Jan. 20 - 24.