The Fire season in Lac Ste. Anne County begins April 1st annually. Effective January 13, 2011, the County established a year-round permitting system. This means that AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR a Fire Permit must be obtained from your local Fire Guardian for ANY BURNING you would like to do.
Whether you are planning an indoor or outdoor event, locating it on County or private property, opening the event to the public or keeping it private, the following special event permits will help you determine the permits, approvals and information you will need. We have listed some of the most common permits required for special events below, and encourage you to connect with the County department associated with your planned activity.
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. A development permit is written approval from the County that your plans are in accordance with the Lac Ste. Anne County Land Use Bylaw. You are required to have a valid development permit before you can apply for a building permit to construct the building or structure, or to apply for a business license.
Development permit applications are encouraged to be submitted in person, where staff will screen it and ensure your submission is complete. Applications can be made by an agent or consultant on behalf of a landowner. For major and/or complex development proposals, an applicant may request a pre-application meeting before formally submitting a development permit application.
Zoning and Regulations
The Land Use Bylaw outlines the uses and development regulations of a particular zone. All development permit applications must meet the zoning regulations of the property, including land use, lot dimensions, lot area, etc. To verify the property zoning, check out your property within the Land Use Bylaw.
Lac Ste. Anne County issues permits and licences for the development, construction and use of all commercial, industrial, institutional or residential properties and buildings. The County also issues other types of permits such as fire permits for landowners planning to burn debris, or firewworks and special event permits for festivals and events. These permits set standards for the health and safety of the citizens of Lac Ste Anne County, and help the County maintain its status as a great place to live, work, play and do business.
If you're starting a new business or making changes to an existing one, there are some essential rules and regulations you must consider in order to operate your business in Lac Ste Anne County. Being completely informed of the required permits will assist in a smooth process to get your business operational. Use the table below to download the permits that apply to you. Depending upon the nature of your business, some applicants may be required to obtain a valid provincial or federal licence.
All County Licences & Permits
|Development Permit Appeal Form||If you would like to appeal a decision on a development permit or the conditions of a development permit||Planning & Development|
|Stop Order Appeal Form||If you would like to appeal an issued Stop Order as you do not agree with the order or time frame to remedy||Planning & Development|
|Subdivision Appeal Form||If you would like to appeal a decision on a subdivision or the conditions of a subdivision approval||Planning & Development|
|Application for Approach Construction||Application required to construct a new access from a municipal road to a parcel of land||Planning & Development|
|Application for Encroachment Agreement||Encroachment||Planning & Development|
|Application for Letter of Compliance||Planning & Development|
|Building Permit Application Form||Application for new homes or addition||Planning & Development|
|Business License General Information||Process, requirements & definitions of business license||Business|
|Business License Application||Application to operate a business in Lac Ste. Anne County||Business|
|Business License Renewal/Amendment Application||Application to amend, or renew an exisiting business operating in LSAC||Business|
|Commercial/Industrial/Home Based Development Permit Application||Application for Commercial, Industrial, Intensive Livestock, Home Based Businesses||Planning & Development|
|Development Permit Application Aggregate||Application required for the extraction or processing of aggregate or sand||Planning & Development|
|Development Permit Application Form||Application required for the majority of developments||Planning & Development|
|Development Permit Kennel Application||Breeding or Boarding Kennel, Grooming or Obedient Lessons or Training||Planning & Development|
|Electrical Permit Application Form||Application to install or amend electrical||Planning & Development|
|Gas Permit Application||Application to install or amend gas||Planning & Development|
|Municipal Government Board (MGB) Appeal Form||If you would like to appeal a decision on a subdivision or the conditions of a subdivision approval wwhen adjacent to a highway, water body, wastewater treatment, landfill||Planning & Development|
|Plumbing Permit Application||Application to install or amend plumbing||Planning & Development|
|Private Sewage Permit Application||Application to install or amend sewage system||Planning & Development|
|Redistricting Amending Bylaw Application||Planning & Development|
|Re-Open Safety Code Permit||Re-open a closed Safety Code Permit to complete work and have required inspections||Planning & Development|
|Road Closure Application||Planning & Development|
|Special Event for RVs Application||Special Events||Planning & Development|
|Special Events Application - Pilgrimage||Application required for annual Pilgrimage||Planning & Development|
|Special Events Application With Sketch||Special Events||Planning & Development|
|Subdivision Application||Application required to divide a piece of land into 2 or more parcels of land||Planning & Development|
|Time Extension Request - Safety Codes||Extend the length of time a permit is open to complete required work and have inspected||Planning & Development|
|Special Events Application - Major Events||Special Events||Planning & Development|
|Decks, Guardrails, handrails, Stairs Information Sheet||Building||Planning & Development|
|Application For Approach Inspection||Inspection form required once a new access has been constructed||Planning & Development|
|Dust Control Application||Public Works|
Lac Ste. Anne County is accredited for Safety Codes Approval in all areas (building, electrical, gas/propane, plumbing and private sewage disposal) except fire, primary electrical and telecommunications lines.
Obtaining all the Safety Code Permits (building, electrical, plumbing, gas, and private sewage permits) are a requirement of the Alberta Safety Codes Act. For Lac Ste. Anne County they are issued through the Planning & Development. The permits allow 90 days for completion after permit approval. If necessary, before the permit expires, you may apply for a time extension.
Some of the Basics
Every new home built in Alberta is protected under warranty, thanks to Alberta's New Home Buyer Protection Act.
New homes (single detached family homes/duplexes/multi-family homes/condominiums/manufactured homes/recreational properties) include, at a minimum, a warranty for:
- One year labour and materials
- Two years for defects in labour and materials related to delivery and distribution systems
- Five years building envelop protection, with a requirement for the warranty provider to offer the consumer the option to purchase additional years of coverage and,
- 10 year coverage for major structural components.
Learn more about Alberta's better warranty standards and get to know your role at http://homewarranty.alberta.ca
Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/home_warranties_faqs
Effective date: The Act applies only to new homes constructed under a building permit applied for on or after February 1, 2014 in-force date of the Act.
Building Code Information
Checklists and Information
Safety Code Application Forms