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Curb crossing is a property owner initiated local improvement.

About the Program

A curb crossing (sometimes referred to as a curb cut) lowers the height of the curb to improve street access to a property. Construction of a curb crossing involves removal of the existing concrete curb, and installation of new, lower profile concrete from the street to the driveway.

Process

A valid Curb Crossing Permit is required prior to applying for curb crossing construction. To apply for a permit, please call 311 for details about required documentation, then apply in person at the Edmonton Service Centre.

Once a permit is issued, contact the Local Improvement office to submit an application for curb crossing construction.

Applications must be received by September 15, and completed Expression of Interest forms (required for multiple property owners), submitted no later than October 15 for construction the next year.

If an application for a curb crossing will affect multiple property owners, such as in a multi-family property/condominium, the City will mail a Local Improvement Notice to all affected property owners. Once the notice is issued, property owners have 30 days to petition against the local improvement. A majority of the affected property owners must sign the petition in order to defeat the local improvement.

Fees

Curb crossing construction rates are set on a yearly basis in consideration of the number of construction locations, market prices and interest rates. The total cost to the property owner(s) is calculated at a per metre rate by the width of the curb crossing required.

The City does not fund or subsidize this local improvement. Property owners are responsible for 100% of applicable costs.

Assessment

Curb crossing construction costs are assessed to the property owner. In the case of multiple property owners, the cost will be assessed to all—this is why the agreement of the majority of property owners is required.

The Local Improvement assessment/cost will be added to the homeowner's property taxes the year after installation.

2019 Rates

Lump Sum Payment (example)

Width of curb crossing (in metres, based on a standard double garage) 7.4
Construction rate per metre $728.19
Total construction costs $5388.61

 

Yearly Cost (example)

Width of curb crossing (in metres, based on a standard double garage) 7.4
Amortized construction rate per metre $52.56
Annual construction costs (per year for 20 years) $388.94
Total cost $7778.80

 

For More Information

Local Improvement

Telephone

780-944-7663

Email localimprovement@edmonton.ca

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