Planning and Development Policies and Resources

In making decisions regarding issues of planning and development, municipalities have much to consider, including federal and provincial legislation, environmental and historical impacts and the approved policies of the municipality itself. Section 638.2 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) requires all municipalities within Alberta to have a listing of all policies and bylaws not approved under Part 17 of the MGA that influence Planning decisions available on their public websites:

  • A listing of all the municipalities’ approved policies which relate to planning and development (Part 17 of the MGA)
  • A summary of these policies, how they relate to each other and to other statutory plans and bylaws
  • Any documents incorporated by reference in any such bylaws

Master Plans and Development Bylaws and Procedures:

At the top of the municipal planning hierarchy there are numerous master plans such as the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) and the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) that generally address the co-ordination of land use, future growth patterns and transportation and infrastructure.  These master plans are carried out through the adoption of other plans and bylaws that facilitate the implementation of these planning documents.

Subdivision and Development Authorities Bylaws:

Outside of the Land Use Bylaw, there are other bylaws that establish additional development authorities.  These authorities provide the ability for the Town to effectively administer and manage the regulatory framework represented by the LUB.

Additional Bylaws and Policies that Influence Development:

There are numerous policies and bylaws that relate to the finer details of land development and the issuing of development permits.  These policies are often related to construction practices and the enforcement of standards.

Subdivision and Development Applications and Checklists

Area Redevelopment Plans (ARP):

An ARP is a statutory plan that guides the redevelopment, preservation and rehabilitation of an existing neighbourhood.  ARPs provide a planning framework to guide redevelopment decisions within a defined area of the Town.


Transportation is linked to all aspects of daily life in Provost, as are the provision, routing and planning of potable, storm, and sanitary water systems. The community’s economic and social wellbeing depends greatly on its infrastructure providing safe, efficient and sustainable servicing for the community.  The Town has a number of plans, studies and bylaws that aim to achieve safe, efficient and sustainable infrastructure as Provost grows and changes over the long term.  These plans may influence development permit applications, subdivision approvals, and the preparation of statutory plans.

Parks and Recreation:

These plans help to provide guidance for passive and active recreational opportunities in Provost and may be referenced in other planning documents such as ASPs, Outline Plans, Concept Schemes, and subdivision and development permit applications

Street Address Display Bylaw ADDRESS BYLAW 02-2017

Utility Bylaw UTILITY BYLAW 15-2018

Unsightly Premises Bylaw Nuisance & Unsightly Premises Bylaw 11-2019

Public Places Bylaw 10-2019 Public Place Bylaw

Land Use Amendment Section 3.4 Apply for Development Permit 01-2012

Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP BYLAW 09-2016

Land Use Bylaw 07-2010

Land Use Amendment Section 9.13 09-2010

Land Use Amendment Schedule “A” Land Use District Map 01-2013

Land Use Amendment “Sea Cans” 02-2012

Land Use Amendment Re-designate Land Industrial “M” to Highway Commercial “C3” 01-2011

False Alarm Amendment 05-2012

False Alarm Bylaw 07-2011

Cemetery Bylaw 10-2014

Business Licence Bylaw BUSINESS LICENSE BYLAW 10-2016

Burning Bylaw BURNING BYLAW 12-2016

Burning Bylaw Amendment 02-2009

Burning Bylaw Amendment 12-2011

Late Payment of Taxes Bylaw  LATE PAYMENT OF TAXES BYLAW 06-2016

Bylaws on this page are for reference and maybe out of date please contact the office if you need up to date bylaws.