How long does it take to get my Development Permit?

The time to process a development permit application can vary, depending on the type of development. 

If the development is a permitted use and within the required setbacks outlined in the designated property district, it can typically take 5-7 business days. 

A discretionary development permit application may take up to a month to process for the following reasons:

  • The application may require a referral if your property is subject to one of the reasons listed below, and the referral agencies are given 14 to 21 days to provide the County with any comments.
    • Located within 1.6 km (1 mile) of any Municipal Boundaries ,
    • Located within 800 metres (1/2 mile) from a CFO,
    • Located within 800 metres (1/2 mile) of a pipeline or well head, and
    • Located within 1.6 km (1 mile) of a sour gas pipeline or well head (sour gas is 10 mol/kmol or more)
  • Notice to Adjacent Landowners

A notice of all discretionary permits are required to be mailed to adjacent landowners, and are given a 21 day appeal period. 


Planning and Development Applications

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1. Where can I get/submit a development permit application?
2. What do I need to submit with my development permit application?
3. What is a site plan?
4. What type of blueprints/drawings are required with my application?
5. How long does it take to get my Development Permit?
6. How do I pay application fees?
7. Why was my development permit application sent back to me?