Subdivision & Development Authority

Effective January 1, 2019, each Municipality is are required to list on their website all planning documents and how they relate to each other.

This Planning and Development Framework can be viewed here.

Development and Subdivision applications that are brought to the Municipal District of Taber are handled through two clearly defined processes. The information presented below is focused on preparing applicants for submitting either a development or subdivision application.

Information Related to Submitting an Application for Development

We invite all applicants to stop into our main office at 4900B - 50th Street, Taber to sit down and discuss the information required to complete an application for development.

Information Required to Complete Development Application:
  • General Personal Information (Applicant and Registered Owner)
  • Details of Development Site
  • Details of Existing Development
  • Details of Proposed Development (Including Floor Plan)
  • Details of Landscaping
  • Details of Vehicle Parking and Access
  • Details of Exterior Building Finish
  • Details of Services (Available and Required)
  • Dates for Commencement and Completion
Completed applications go to the Subdivision and Development Authority that is made up of five elected members of council. The Subdivision and Development Authority will either conditionally approve or refuse the application as the board deems appropriate. These decisions are appealable and all appeals for development are heard by a separate board made up of elected officials and rate-payers at large. All developments are listed in local newspapers as well as in the announcement section of our website as a Development Notice. Appeals must be made within 21 days of newspaper notification.

Application for Home Occupation Developments are treated the same as a general developments and are submitted on the same form.
Development Schedule of Fees
Residential Developments Fees (Non-Refundable)
Single Family Residential $100
Home Occupation $50
Duplex/Semi Detached Dwelling $200
Multi-Family Apartments or Townhouses $100 per Unit
Additions to Dwellings $100

Commercial and Industrial Developments Fees (Non-Refundable)
Change of Use or Additional Use $100
New Buildings < 500 square meters (5,400 square feet) $100
New Buildings 500 - 2,000 square meters (21,500 square feet) $200
New Buildings 2,001 - 5,000 square meters (53,800 square feet) $200
New Buildings > 5,000 square meters $500

Other Development Applications Fees (Non-Refundable)
Request for a Land Use Bylaw Amendment $500
Applications Requiring Public Notice $300
Unauthorized Development Required Fees May be Doubled
Purchase Land Use Bylaw $25 per copy
Purchase Joint Intermunicipal Development Plan $20 per copy
Certificate of Compliance $40
Subdivision and Development Appeal Hearings $400

MD of Taber Land Use Bylaw

Development Application Forms

All development application forms can be viewed here: Development Forms

Inquires can be directed to our main office at (403) 223-3541 or  Development Officer Kirk Hughes at (587) 220-4813

Information Related to Submitting An Application for Subdivision

Subdivision applications can be handled during the initial stages at the M.D. of Taber main office at 4900B-50th Street, Taber. Staff members will assist applicants in preparing their applications and usually direct them to the Oldman River Regional Services Commission in Lethbridge where all subdivision applications are processed. Oldman River Regional Services Commission are under contract to the M.D. to provide professional planning services.

To Process a Subdivision Application Oldman River Regional Services Commission Requires:
  • Application Forms Completed and Signed
  • Subdivision Fees (Non-Refundable)
  • Diagram (Drawn to Scale)
  • Copy of a Recent Certificate of Title (Within 30 Days)
  • ERCB Abandoned Well Information
The list above is a general list of requirements, we highly recommend you download and read the documents below that describe the process of subdivision in great detail. The downloads are provided by the Oldman River Regional Services Commission in order to help clarify the process and prepare applicants before subdivision.

Subdivision Application & Process

In addition to the information provided please check out The Oldman River Regional Services Commission (ORRSC) Website for a detailed look at the subdivision process.

Oldman River Regional Services Commission (Subdivision Section)

Completed applications are then sent back to the municipality for consideration of approval by the Subdivision and Development Authority.

Subdivision Inquires can be directed to Bonnie Brunner at ORRSC 403-329-1344