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Building & Renovations

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The hierarchy of documents within the Village of Delburne’s land use planning framework is established by the Province of Alberta’s Municipal Government Act (MGA). The MGA requires that each level is consistent with the level above and below it, and that the policies and regulations within planning document(s) at each level may be implemented by those below them in the decision-making process.

The MGA provides the legislative authority for municipal land use planning and decision-making, while the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) regional plan (or Land Use Policies in their absence) provides broad-based policy directions and principles for municipal land use planning which are affected through statutory plans and bylaws. The statutory plans provide future direction for development and use of lands at the fringe areas of the Village of Delburne’s boundaries (Intermunicipal Development Plans), or within the whole Village of Delburne (Municipal Development Plans), or small areas of the Village of Delburne in greater detail (Area Structure Plans).

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) regulates the use and development of land based on the policy directions of statutory plans, while the Subdivision and Development Regulations regulates subdivision planning in conjunction with the MGA, applicable statutory plans, and the Land Use Bylaw. The policies, other bylaws, and documents contain additional or specific requirements outside statutory plans and the Land Use Bylaw documents for reviewing and making decisions on applications for development permit and subdivision, either in general or for certain types of developments and subdivisions, or for developments and subdivisions at certain locations.

Where there is a conflict or inconsistency between a higher-level planning document and a lower-level planning document, the higher-level planning document prevails to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency.


Land Use Bylaw:

Delburne's Land Use Bylaw outlines the regulations for the use and development of land and buildings in the Village of Delburne. 

Delburne's Land Use Bylaw
Delburne's Land Use Bylaw Map


Locating Underground Infrastructure

Whether you are landscaping, building a new fence or deck, or simply planting a garden, disturbing the ground on your property can cause damage to a buried utility. Some utilities are buried mere centimetres below the surface.

The result of a contact with a buried line can range from loss of an essential service for you or your neighbours to serious injury or fatalities. The financial costs of repairing any damage you cause to a buried utility will be borne by you, the excavator. Before you disturb the ground for any reason:

Click Before You Dig

Contact Utility Safety Partners to request that the buried utilities on your property be located and marked. 

minimum of 3 Full Working Days' Notice is required in order for facility owners to respond to a routine request. Large Project Tickets require a minimum of 5 Full Working Days' Notice.

NOTE: Locate response times can vary and a longer lead time is recommended during the busiest months (May, June, July, August and September).

Utility Safety Partners will send a ticket to the Village of Delburne to locate the water & sewer lines on your property.

Submit a locate request


Building & Development

Below you will find information and forms for submitting a Development Permit Application and a Building Permit Application.

Please submit both application forms with their required additional documentation at the same time.


Permit Fees & Inspections


Development Permit and Building Permit fees must be made at the Village office (2111 20th Street).  

We accept cash, cheque or debit only.

Development Permit Fees

The Fees & Charges Bylaw outlines the Development Permit fees as well as the Subdivision & Development Appeal fees.

The Fees & Charges Bylaw


Demolition Permit Fee

If you are looking to demolish a building on your property, the Demolition Permit fee is $95.00.


Building Permit Fees

Building Permit fees are paid at the Village office but are issued and inspected through IJD Inspections

Building Permit Fee Guide


Electrical, Gas & Plumbing Permits

IJD Inspections also issues electrical, gas and plumbing permits. Permit application forms can be picked up at the Village office or downloaded online. Payment for electrical, gas and plumbing permits are processed by IJD Inspections

Email: info(at)
Phone: 403-346-6533
Toll free: 1-877-617-8776
Website: IJD Inspections
Electrical Permit Application Form
Gas Permit Application Form
Plumbing Permit Application Form

New Build - When to call for Inspections?
Residential Inspection Stages


Development Permits

Click below to download the Development Permit Application Form:
Development Permit Application Form

Demolition Permit:

If you are demolishing a building on your property, you need to fill out the Demolition Permit Application Form. Demolition Permits follow the same process as Development Permits. Click below to download the application form:

Demolition Permit Application Form


Development Permit Process:

The Development Permit Officer has 40 days to look at your development permit application and make a decision.
Once approved, there is a 21 day waiting period to allow the public to respond to it. If all goes well, development can begin on the 22nd day.
Learn about the development permit process:
Delburne in Detail: Development Permits



What is needed with the Development Permit Application form?
  • Development Application fee (see Fees & Charges Bylaw)
    • Cheque, cash or debit. 
    • Credit Cards accepted through OptionPay. Please note that a 3% user fee is applied to the total.
  • A scaled site plan
  • A copy of the Certificate of Title to the land and, if the applicant is not the owner, a statement of the applicant’s interest in the land together with the written consent of the owner to the application.
  • If required, a copy of the building plans.
Do I need a Building Permit? What is the difference between a Development Permit and a Building Permit?

A development permit is not the same as a building permit. A development permit allows a specific type of development on a specific parcel of land in the community to proceed with the zoning and development bylaws of the municipality.

A building permit allows for construction of buildings or structures to proceed on condition of compliance with the Alberta Building Code, which addresses public safety and welfare. Most types of construction projects require both a development permit and a building permit. This includes major renovations to existing buildings, as well as the construction of new buildings.

If your development project involves construction then a building permit along with the supporting documents are required along with the development permit application.

Please submit both application forms with their required additional documentation at the same time.

Building Permits


Click below to download the Building Permit Application Form:

Building Permit Application Form

*Make sure that you have all of the required information, documentation and additional forms for your Building Permit Application Form.


Click to download:

Building Permit Application Form Checklist
Building Permit Requirements

Additional Forms:

Your building permit might require additional forms. Click to download.

Accessory Building: garage, shed, etc.
Home Additions
Manufactured Homes
Mobile Home Additions
Wood Burning Units

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