Phase 1 Site Assessments - Environmental Property Inquiries
Property information related to the environment can be obtained from the City. Each area of interest must be contacted separately. A letter of consent from the property or company owner(s) is typically needed.
To speed up the process, include the street address, legal address, tax roll account number (if available) and whether the property is vacant or has a structure. There may be a fee connected with these information searches.
The results of the searches do not constitute a complete Environmental Site Assessment, and do not replace the services provided by a qualified Environmental Consultant. The presence or absence of any information on file with the City of Edmonton regarding an operation or property does not imply the presence or absence of environmental problems or difficulties.
The City of Edmonton accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information provided and the information should not be considered a substitute for proper investigation.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services
To find records of a building or structure that may have been contaminated by a substance causing a potential risk of fire or explosion, contact:
File Search Clerk
Fire Prevention Office
Edmonton AB T5H 2W8
Sewers Bylaw and Sewers Use Bylaw
To find out if there have been any fines levied or breach of the Sewers Bylaw or any fines levied for contravention of the Sewers Use Bylaw, contact:
Industrial Wastewater Technologist, Regulatory Services
6th Floor, Century Place
9803-102A Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3A3
To find out if a property has a record of bylaw violations, contact:
Complaints and Investigation
2nd Floor, HSBC Bank Place
Edmonton AB T5J 3P4
To find out if there is any record of the existence of a historic waste landfill or dumpsite on or near the subject property or business, contact:
Waste Management Engineering
2nd Floor, Century Place
Edmonton AB T5J 3A3
Municipal Development and Building Permits
To get information on current development and building permits, contact:
Development and Inspection
5th Floor, HSBC Bank Place
Edmonton AB T5J 3P4
To get information on 1905-1959 development and building permits, contact:
Edmonton AB T5H 3Z9
Environmental Site Information Database
To receive environmental or geotechnical investigation information on properties, please contact:
GeoEnvironmental Information Coordinator
Geotechnical and Environmental Services
Engineering Services Section, Transportation Operations Branch
11004 - 190 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5S 0G9
As of January 1, 2013, there will be a fee of $75 per search. Report copies are subject to photocopying or digital copying fees. All search requests must be submitted using the
Geo-Environmental Information Request Form.
The City of Edmonton does not carry out testing for radon gas.
Radon is an odourless radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment. Naturally occurring radon comes from the breakdown of uranium, which is a common trace element in some natural geologic materials such as granite, shale or phosphate minerals.
Levels of naturally occurring radon are variable. Testing for radon is simple and inexpensive, and radon test kits may be purchased from a number of local retailers.
For further information on radon, you can check out:
- What You Need To Know About Radon (by Health Canada)
- The Lung Association
- Health Link at 1-866-408-5465 (LINK)
Other Agencies that can be contacted for related information include (but not limited to):
FOIP, Records & Corporate Support Branch
Environmental Site Assessment Repository
6th Floor, 9915-108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta AB T5K 2G8
The Environmental Site Assessment Repository is an online, searchable database that provides scientific and technical information about assessed sites throughout Alberta. The database can be accessed through Alberta Environment.
For more information:
City Environmental Strategies
8th Floor, HSBC Bank Place
10250-101 Street NW
In Edmonton: 311