Does the Municipal District of Taber issue business licenses?
The Municipal District of Taber issues a Home Occupation Permit for the secondary use of a dwelling unit (and/or its ancillary buildings or lands) by any trade, profession, or craft for supplementary employment as long as it is not readily visible from the adjacent lands. The Home Occupation Permit is renewed annually. The cost of a Home Occupation Permit is $50. It can be obtained from the Municipal District office at 4900B-50 Street, Taber, the Municipal District website or faxed to you.
Do I need a permit to build a deck?
A development permit is required when the deck is higher than 48 inches and/or have a roof over it and/or will be enclosed. A deck higher that 48 inches poses a safety risk and an enclosed deck is more permanent and will add value to the residence. Both types require a building permit. The cost of a development permit is $100.00. It can be obtained from the MD office at 4900B-50 Street, Taber, the MD website or faxed to you.
Do I need a permit to put a shed in my yard?
A development permit is required for a shed of any size being placed on your property. The cost of a development permit is $100.00. It can be obtained from the Municipal District office at 4900B-50 Street, Taber, the MD website or faxed to you.
Do I need a permit for a residence or garage?
A development permit is required to construct a residence or a garage or to move in a mobile/modular home on a rural property or into one of our 3 hamlets.
The cost of a development permit is $100.00.
It can be obtained from the M.D. of Taber office at 4900B-50 Street, Taber, the MD website or faxed to you.
How close to the road can I put a residence, garage, shop, dugout, or trees?
Development is not allowed within 150 feet of the center line of a rural road. If the development must be closer than 150 feet to the centerline of the road then a development permit must be obtained asking for a waiver of the 150.
What influences my Property Assessment and how is it calculated?
Each property is unique and it is often best to Contact Appointed Assessor regarding the specific details of your assessment.
Click for general information about property assessments and a brief explanation of the Legislation for which assessments are prepared, market value, property classes, etc.
What are the setbacks for a residence in Grassy Lake, Enchant, or Hays?
The setbacks for an interior lot are 25 feet from the front lot line, 5 feet from one side lot line and 10 feet from the other side.
What are the setbacks for a garage/carport/shed in Grassy Lake, Enchant, or Hays?
Ancillary buildings and structures must be at least 5 feet from the side and rear lot lines. A carport or garage is permitted in a side yard but must not be less than 5 feet from the side lot line.
How high can I build my fence on a residential lot in Grassy Lake, Enchant, or Hays?
Fences in rear yards can be no more than 6 feet high. Fences within 25 feet of the front property line can be no more than 3 feet high.
What are the main office hours?
Our main administration office hours are 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
For more information other locations and staff contact, please view our staff directory
Can I receive my Municipal District of Taber Newsletter by addressed mail?
Please send a request to receive the newsletter by addressed mail to the Administration Office