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A development permit is a document issued by a planner in the Planning and Development Department. Before some types of work can commence, development approval must be granted by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo under its Land Use Bylaw authorizing development to proceed. Additional information such as construction details, site maps and business details will be required to make the proper evaluation of your development.
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Please note that if you plan to do any of the projects on the following list, you may need to apply for a Development Permit before you apply to any other permits. There are no refunds on permits that are applied for without first having Development approval.

  • build or relocate a home
  • make changes to the exterior of an existing building
  • excavation
  • build an addition
  • build/occupy an office
  • build an accessory building (e.g. deck/shed/playhouse/garage)
  • demolish a structure
  • locate/relocate a manufactured home
  • start a home business
  • change in use or the intensity of the use of the land or building
  • start renovations
  • relocate a business
  • put up a sign

If someone other than the owner is applying for a building permit, we require a Letter of Authorization from the owner of the property or the lessee and all contractors require a valid business licence for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.


Planning and Development
Timberlea Landing (309 Powder Drive)
Phone: 780-799-8695
Fax: 780-743-7874
Email: current.planning@rmwb.ca

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