Graphic showing a proposed development with parks and residences

The development process is a dynamic process that guides how our city changes and grows as an attractive place to live and do business.

Please note: The information on this webpage still reflects the policies and regulations that were in effect prior to Zoning Bylaw 20001 coming into effect on January 1, 2024. 

If you have specific questions regarding how the current zoning regulations apply to your project, please refer to Zoning Bylaw 20001, speak with your Development Planner, or email us at

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The development process is a dynamic process that begins with raw land and ends with a finished development.  

Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw is the rule book for all development that occurs within the city. It sets out the location and size of buildings that can be constructed on private property and the types of activities that can take place on those properties.

The City of Edmonton’s building and development process is also guided by The City Plan, Area Redevelopment Plans and expert guidance from architects, urban planners, engineers and our citizens.

Development permits, building permits and inspections are the main tools used by the City of Edmonton to support safe and effective growth.