Planning and Development


This department oversees and manages day-to-day planning matters for the County, and assists with the responsibilities of the Development Authority pursuant to the Municipal Government Act. The department is also responsible for processing development applications and agreements, providing interpretation, explanation and guidance to members of the general public, developers and landowners, Administration, Council and related Boards and responsible for initiating changes, interpretation and enforcement of the Land Use Bylaw. 

Functions & Links

  1. Planning Resources
  2. Lethbridge County Municipal Development Plan
  3. Area Structure Plans
  4. Intermunicipal Development Plans
  5. Land Use Bylaw (Bylaw 1404)
    1.  Land Use Bylaw
    2. Land Use Bylaw Maps
  6. Hamlet Growth Studies
  7. Recently Approved Development Permits
  8. Do I Need a Permit?
  9. Get a Development Permit
  10. Development Agreements
  11. Certificate of Compliance
  12. Forms & Documents (Development & Building Permit Applications, Schedule of Fees)
  13. Fees (effective January 1, 2018)
  14. Building Permits
  15. Amending A Bylaw
  16. Business Licenses
  17. Subdivision Application
  18. Signs
  19. Fences
  20. Landscaping
  21. Land Sales
  22. Industrial-Commercial Land Use Strategy
  23. Grouped Country Residential Land Use Strategy

Core Activities

This department is primarily responsible for the review and processing of rezoning, development and subdivision applications ensuring that development occurs in compliance with the Land Use Bylaw, Municipal Development Plan and Municipal Government Act.

Department staff provides the public and County Council with information and interpretation of regulations on planning, development and the subdivision of Land in the County.

If you would like more information regarding current planning and future land uses in the County, please contact:

Hilary Janzen, RPP, MCIP
Supervisor of Planning and Development



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