How to Submit an Application:
How to Pay for Application:
- Cheque or Cash: Mail or drop off at the County Administration Office.
- Online Banking: Use the same method as you pay taxes or utilities through your online banking. Visit the online banking page for details. (The CITY of Wetaskiwin and the COUNTY of Wetaskiwin are two separate municipalities. Ensure that the "County" is included in the payee name).
- Credit Card: Through OptionPay. Visit the OptionPay page for details. Please note with OptionPay there is a tiered fee schedule. In the comment box, ensure you include the type of application and name(s) on the submitted application.
Fees will depend on the type of application, development proposed, the zoning of the parcel, and whether or not a variance (relaxation of a setback) is being requested. Please refer to the Fees and Charges Bylaw - Schedule C to view fees.
A Development Permit is required for any development that is 108 ft² (10 m²) or larger, moveable or not.
Development Permit applications will be reviewed to ensure that the proposed project aligns with zoning regulations, land use bylaws, and other planning considerations set by the County.
The County does not issue business licenses. Instead, the approval to operate a business within the County is granted through an approved Development Permit. Businesses must undergo the Development Permit process to obtain the necessary authorization to operate in compliance with County regulations.
A Compliance Certificate serves as documentation that outlines whether the use and placement of structures on a property adhere to the regulations specified in the Land Use Bylaw. To process the request, applicants need to submit an original Real Property Report (RPR) prepared by an Alberta Land Surveyor along with the required form.
An Approach application and approval is required prior to construction for a new approach, the relocation of an existing approach, widening or upgrading of an existing approach, installation of an additional approach to a property or turnover of an existing lease site access by the lessee at the request of the landowner.
Subdivision applications and inquiries should be sent to Municipal Planning Services (MPS), a contracted entity working with the County to oversee all subdivision applications.
An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a long-term planning document that provides direction for long-term land use and infrastructure planning of a defined area within a municipality.
A Redistricting/Rezoning application is required if a landowner wants to change the land use district that applies to a particular parcel of land. By changing a parcel’s zoning, it changes what is allowed to happen on the property. A landowner may redistrict a portion of their property to a designation which is suitable to their planned development.
A Rural Addressing application is required when developing on a property. Obtaining a rural address (blue sign) is required before utility services such as gas, power, and phone can be provided. Further, having a blue sign is crucial for emergency services, including police, fire, and ambulance, to accurately locate your property in case of any emergencies.
A Mobile Vendor application and approval is required before commencing operation. The mobile vendor is allowed to operate at a particular location for a maximum continuous period of seven (7) days. Mobile vendors cannot be located on lands zoned for primary residential use (e.g., Lakeshore Residential and Country Residential). Additionally, sales should not take place on County-owned property unless they are part of larger authorized events (such as rodeos, fairs, or ball tournaments), which are directly authorized by the County or by the Lessor of the County Facility, such as community groups.
A Trail application and approval is required for individuals who want to create a walking trail on County Environmental Reserves or Municipal Reserve. This permit allows for mowing a 2-meter-wide trail extending from the residence through the Reserve.
In certain instances, applicants may be required to share a trail with neighbors if it helps minimize the overall impact on the Reserve.
For the removal of a caveat from a property title, such as the Off-Site Levy a Discharge of Instruments application is required. There's a fee for each request, and a request is to be made per property. This process ensures the proper documentation and processing of requests to remove the caveat from the property title is handled correctly.
A Sign application is required for those who want to put up a private sign (i.e. business sign) or replace a sign next to a County Road Allowance. This process ensures that the installation of signs complies with regulations and gets the required approvals depending on the location.
Signs located adjacent to a Highway requires approval from Alberta Transportation.
A permit and approval is required for those who wish to have temporary use of Recreational Units (RVs) on a given property during a function. Functions include, but are not limited to, weddings, reunions, celebrations (birthdays, holidays, etc.) and are only allowed within certain districts up to a maximum of four (4) days.