Planning and Development


This department oversees and manages day-to-day planning matters for the County, and assists with the responsibilities of the Development Authority pursuant to the Municipal Government Act. The department is also responsible for processing development applications and agreements, providing interpretation, explanation and guidance to members of the general public, developers and landowners, Administration, Council and related Boards and responsible for initiating changes, interpretation and enforcement of the Land Use Bylaw. 

Functions & Links

  1. Area Structure Plans
  2. Land Use Bylaw (Bylaw 1404)
    1.  Land Use Bylaw
    2. Land Use Bylaw Maps
  3. Recently Approved Development Permits
  4. Do I Need a Permit?
  5. Get a Development Permit
  6. Certificate of Compliance
  7. Forms & Documents (Development & Building Permit Applications, Schedule of Fees)
  8. Fees
  9. Building Permits
  10. Amending A Bylaw
  11. Business Licenses
  12. Subdivision Application
  13. Signs

Core Activities

This department is primarily responsible for the review and processing of rezoning, development and subdivision applications ensuring that development occurs in compliance with the Land Use Bylaw, Municipal Development Plan and Municipal Government Act.

Department staff provides the public and County Council with information and interpretation of regulations on planning, development and the subdivision of Land in the County.

If you would like more information regarding current planning and future land uses in the County, please contact:

Hilary Janzen, RPP, MCIP
Senior Planner
Planning email


Note: As of July 17, 2017, Lethbridge County is an accredited municipality with Municipal Affairs, which means that the County has the authority to administer the Safety Codes Act for the building, plumbing (includes septic), electrical, and gas disciplines.
Park Enterprises
#10, 491 W.T. Hill Blvd. S. ,
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1Y6



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