Property Compliance

Compliance

A Compliance Certificate is confirmation from the County that your development (siting and use of buildings) on a property meets the regulations of the Land Use Bylaw. Compliance Certificates are increasingly being requested when real estate is sold.

The following is required to initiate a compliance review:

  • Completed application
  • Fees Paid
  • Two originals hard copies of the Real Property Report or an electronic copy submitted directly from the Surveyor

Timelines

  • Timeframe may vary depending on the number of compliance review requests being processed.
  • In situations where an appeal is made to the Secretary of the Development Appeal Board, it takes approximately three to four weeks before a hearing takes place, and may take an additional two weeks for a written decision from the Development Appeal Board.
  • It's best to request a compliance certificate as soon as you have decided to sell your property.

To submit a Compliance request please find our application on this page.

Certificate of Compliance Policy

Application for Letter of Compliance

 

Encroachments

Encroachments onto County or public property are often discovered when a property is being sold. Usually either the real estate purchasing contract or the lending institution has a clause in its contract that requires the seller provide a guarantee that any structures encroaching upon easements, utility rights-of- way, or adjacent public lands have been approved by the County. This is done by applying for and receiving a compliance certificate outlined above.

What are the options for encroachments?

Minor encroachments are usually allowed to remain as built with an encroachment agreement in effect, however, the County may place conditions on any future alterations to them.

If any encroaching structure is deemed to be causing a safety hazard or interfering with the maintenance of a utility, the County or utility company will require it to be removed, at the owner's cost.

What is the process?

  • After submitting an application, the information is first circulated through to the associated civic departments.
  • The review and circulation may take up to six (6) weeks or more depending on the complexity of the application and the workload.
  • Once completed the application and department summary will be submitted to Council for a decision
  • Council will issue a decision to either approve the encroachment or refused it.
  • Based on Councils decision and encroachment agreement will be drafted accordingly.

Encroachment Agreement Policy

Application for Encroachment Agreement 

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Planning & Development Resources

  • Development Permits

    A development permit approves the use of a site, as well as the size and location of any buildings or structures. Development permit approvals must be obtained for new construction, renovations, businesses, and changes of use to existing buildings.

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  • Subdivision & Redistricting

    All land within Lac Ste. Anne County is zoned for a particular use. Redistricting is part of the County’s Land Use Bylaw and is approved by County Council.

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  • Land Use Bylaw

    The Municipal Government Act requires all municipalities in Alberta to adopt a Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw must divide the municipality into districts (often called zones in other parts of Canada and the United States).

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Choose from the Following Planning & Development Services

Development Permits

Development permit approvals must be obtained for new construction, renovations, businesses, and changes of use to existing buildings in the County.

Permit Approvals

Review the Development Permits that have been conditionally approved subject to the right of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Codes & Standards

Codes and Standards regulate how buildings in the County are designed, built, or renovated to protect the health and safety of the occupants.

Subdivision

All land within the County is zoned for a particular use. Subdivision and redistricting are part of the County’s Land Use Bylaw and is approved by Council.

Appeal Board

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is an independent body that makes impartial decisions applying the principles of justice and procedural fairness.

Municipal Development Plan

The MDP sets the vision on how to responsibly accommodate growth. It serves as a decision making tool for County administrators and stakeholders.

Intermunicipal Development

The County is adopting joint plans called Inter-Municipal Development Plans with the Village of Alberta Beach and the Summer Villages of Val Quentin and Sunset Point.

Land Use Bylaw

The Municipal Government Act requires all municipalities in Alberta to adopt a Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw must divide the municipality into districts.

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359