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Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

In an effort to prepare for, and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has closed all offices to the public.  While all our municipal offices are closed, we will still be accepting Subdivision and Development Appeal submissions

Please submit your completed Complaint forms to sdab@rmwb.ca.  At this time, we are unable to process filing fee payments including credit card payments.  You will be advised when payment options have been finalized. 

For any other questions, please visit rmwb.ca/sdab or direct your enquiry to the Clerk of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board at sdab@rmwb.ca.


SDAB Live Stream – Use this Stream

Watch it live here via streaming video


Establishing Bylaw for this Board

Code of Conduct
 * Members must comply with the Council Code of Conduct Bylaw for the Municipality

Related Links

Alberta Municipal Government Act

RMWB's Land-Use Bylaw

Join the Board

Becoming a Board Member


Illustration of the Appeal Process

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) is a Quasi-Judicial Board; which means the meetings are conducted in a court like manner. Each municipality has an SDAB that hears appeals from individuals who have been affected by decisions of municipal development authorities. The SDAB makes decisions on these appeals in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, statutory plans (Municipal Development Plan, Area Structure Plans and Land-Use Bylaw), as well as Provincial and Council policies. SDAB decisions shape the community and affect the lives of developers, neighbours, citizens and businesses. It is important that the public have confidence in the quality of these decisions and the decision-making process.

Meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chamber in the Jubilee Building at 9909 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray.


Sonia Soutter
Legislative Officer
Phone: 780-743-7000
Fax: 780-743-7028

Email: sdab@rmwb.ca

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