A simple outline of the Environmental Site Assessment Process.
Welcome to the Land Development Application system
Land Development applications are now processed online only. No hardcopy applications are accepted.
The City of Edmonton's Development Services Branch has a web-based application process for all applications to be processed by the Branch. This online service is known as the Land Development Application (LDA) process.
Note: The permits.edmonton.ca site is supported only during business hours (8am to 5pm). It will be available during off hours but is subject to outages for maintenance as required.
An LDA includes the following components:
- subdivide land into two or more parcels (subdivision)
- create bare land condominium units (subdivision)
- change the zoning of land (rezoning)
- close a portion of roadway abutting one or more properties (road closure)
- create/amend Area Structure Plans or Neighbourhood Structure Plan (ASP or NSP)
If you want to apply and need assistance, please visit our office at 2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue NW, between 8am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) or call the department at the number below for assistance. Planning staff can assist in creating an LDA online at one of our kiosks.
Customers with complex development proposals are strongly encouraged to take advantage of Pre-Application Meetings but any land development proposals including Plan Amendments, Rezonings and Subdivisions that are submitted under a Land Development Application (LDA) related to commercial, industrial, and residential (including infill and multi-unit) can request a meeting.
About the Meeting
Our goal is to help you submit a complete Land Development Application. A Pre-Application Meeting can help to reduce review and processing times.
At the meeting, City staff who review land use, transportation, drainage, fire rescue services, waste management and other requirements will identify issues and provide comments on your Pre-Application submission by:
- Providing technical information that needs to be considered
- Identifying required reports or information, including technical studies
- Sharing relevant City program information such as the Facade Improvement Program or the Development Incentive Program
You will receive a written meeting record 1 week after the meeting. Your Land Development Application should address the information provided at the meeting.
Pre-Application Meeting comments are not a recommendation from City staff, and are not a commitment or decision by City staff to support your proposal. Undertaking the complete Land Development Application process is the only way to get a formal decision.
About the Process
Pre-Application Meetings are held every Tuesday, are approximately 50 minutes long and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis for complete requests. You should request a Pre-Application Meeting online 2 weeks before the meeting date and provide a complete pre-application submission with a statement of your intent for development, a map, clear discussion items and any concept plans that you have.
Fees are not required at the time of application. Fees will be assessed after your application has been reviewed and accepted for processing by our department. When fees are paid, formal review and circulation can commence.
The City of Edmonton will send an invoice with the correct fee amount. If you have a client who is paying the invoice, send the email with the PDF to your client.
Once a file is ready for Council, advertising fees are charged. The Council date will not be confirmed until these fees are paid.
Fees: 2019 Land Development Application Fees
(Effective January 1, 2019)
Fees can be paid online with a credit card after you login in to your account.
In Person/By mail (cheque only):
Edmonton Service Centre
2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW
Provincial Requirements for Abandoned Wells
In order to satisfy the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)’s Directive 079, all subdivision and select Development Permit applications must include the Abandoned Wells Confirmation Form.
Use the official Provincial abandoned well viewer (available through GeoDiscover Alberta) to identify the well location, or to confirm the absence of any abandoned wells.
The Abandoned Wells Confirmation Form must be accompanied by a printout of the map that was used to confirm the presence or absence of abandoned well(s).
For questions on the Directive 079, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the AER’s Customer Contact Centre at 1-855-297-8311. Any inquiries on the abandoned well viewer (GeoDiscover Alberta) must be addressed to email@example.com