Planning and Development

Our Mandate

Through provisions in various acts and regulations, including the Municipal Government Act, the Subdivision and Development Regulations, the Water Act, Land Titles, Highways Development and Protection Act, the Safety Codes Act, and the Private Sewage Disposal Systems Regulation, the provincial government places certain obligations relative to long range planning, land use, subdivision, development and building activities on the County or privately owned land. 


The County’s Planning and Development Services provide an advisory service to landowners, ratepayers, developers, and contractors, as well as Administration, Council and the Municipal Planning Commission. This is in order to support the County’s mandatory functions under these provisions, relative to the following:

  • Maintaining a Land Use Bylaw and a Municipal Development Plan
  • Subdivision of Land
  • Development permitting
  • Providing for orderly long-range planning of future development
  • Intermunicipal development planning

Core Values

The Planning and Development Department’s service is based on three core values

  • Professionalism; to provide objective and accurate information. Caring about what we do, organizing how we do it and being accountable for our actions.
  • Productivity; to process and carry out applications and projects efficiently and timely.
  • Respect; to deal with all our fellow citizens, as well as our work colleagues, in a respectful and confidential manner.

Customer Service

If you’re subdividing land, putting up a building or changing the use of your property, we are available to provide advice relative to the provincial and municipal regulations as applicable. This also includes the processes for obtaining required approvals.

While helping you, we take our responsibilities to effects on other ratepayers in the County seriously and will choose to maintain our objectivity in recommendations to County Administration, Council, the Subdivision Authority, the Development Authority, and the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

For more information, please contact the Planning and Development Department

Phone: (403)742-4441

Email: planning@stettlercounty.ca

In-Person:

6602 - 44 Ave

Stettler, AB

T0C 2L0