A Development Permit is needed for most new construction or changes of use. Development permits within the Town of Didsbury are governed by the Municipal Government Act, the Municipal Development Plan, the Land Use Bylaw and the Central Core Heritage Plan (where applicable). The Development Officer or Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) is authorized as the development authority.
For some projects, development permits are not required, as long as they meet the minimum standards contained in the land use bylaw. For more information about what does and does not require a permit, and the correct process to follow to obtain a permit, see the General Guide and Development Permit Application Form (links below).
Development Permit - New Single Family Dwelling, Duplex, Commercial, Industrial, Accessory Building etc.
Home Occupation Permit
Home occupations are small-scale businesses that operate out of a home in a residential neighbourhood. To obtain a permit, please complete an application (link below).
A sign permit is very similar to a development permit as it constitutes approval from the Town to place one or more of a variety of signs on a property. Before any type of sign can be located on a site, an application must be provided to the Development Officer for a Sign Permit. See links below for more information about obtaining sign permits, and for an application.
Tenancy Permit Applications are used when there is to be a change in ownership of a business at the location, with no change to the approved Use within a space. If no construction is occurring and the use is not intensifying or changing, planning approvals may be completed through a tenancy change. A building permit may also be required if upgrades are necessary to comply with the Alberta Building Code.
Time Extension Agreement
The Town of Didsbury requires notification from contractors/property owners when they are planning to do certain tasks within Town limits. Below is a list of most commonly used permit forms that are required to be completed prior to commencing work.