Accessory Buildings

The Land Use Bylaw regulates the size, height, setbacks, and maximum site coverage for accessory buildings, including detached garages, carports, and sheds.

A development permit and a building permit are required for accessory buildings with an area greater than 10m². Permits can be applied for with Planning & Development Services, located on the 2nd floor of City Hall. When applying for permits please provide:

Accessory buildings with an area less than 10m² that adhere to the Land Use Bylaw do not require a development permit. However, all accessory buildings are to be no less than 1.0m from property lines and no less than 2.0m from other structures on the property.

Compliance Certificates

The Development Authority issues a letter of compliance to existing buildings or structures when the development complies with the Land Use Bylaw. View the Compliance Certificate application.

Real Property Report

We require a Real Property Report (RPR) from an Alberta Land Surveyor. If the RPR is greater than 1 year old, you must include a verified Statutory Declaration from the registered owner.

The Development Authority will notify you if the subject property does not comply with the Bylaw and the steps necessary to ensure compliance.

Deck Permits

You require a deck permit if you are building an uncovered deck more than 0.60m above the ground.

What is required for an uncovered deck permit?

  • Uncovered Deck Permit application
  • 2 copies of the site plan showing the proposed location of the deck. Distance from side and rear property lines, existing structures, easements and utility right-of-ways must also be included in the drawing
  • Drawings showing the dimensions of deck including length, width and height
  • All required application fees

Regulations

You must build a deck within your property and with the required setbacks set out in the Land Use Bylaw. You cannot build a deck over an easement, utility right-of-way, or gas meter and/or gas shut off.

Development Permits

The City of Camrose regulates the setbacks from property lines, height of buildings, site coverage, landscaping and property uses. The regulations for your property depend on your property zoning. Please see our Land Use Bylaw for more information.

Single family/duplex/secondary suite package

See our single family development application package for any of the following:

  • single family dwelling
  • duplex
  • secondary suites
  • addition (including covered deck)

Commercial/industrial/institutional/multi-family dwelling package

See our commercial and multi-family development application package for any of the following:

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Multi-family dwelling (triplex, fourplex, apartment)

Fence Permits

A fence permit is required if you are:

  • building a new fence on a property
  • replacing an old or current fence on an existing property

What is required for a fence permit?

Regulations

The Land Use Bylaw regulates materials your fence is made out of, maximum height of your fence, and sight triangles. A residential fence can be as high as 1.0m in the front yard, and 1.8m in the rear yard. Fences must be fully contained on your own property and cannot encroach onto City property. View more details in the Land Use Bylaw (24MB).

Corner lots and required sight triangles

When building a fence on a corner lot, it is important to be aware of the sight triangle requirements. Sight triangles are required to ensure that sufficient sight lines are maintained to provide visibility for pedestrian and vehicle safety.

Redistricting (Rezoning) Applications

If you want to redistrict a property, we need to review the Land Use Bylaw amendment with Council for approval. The Land Use Bylaw regulates development in the City of Camrose. It determines how you can use land within districts.

What is required for a Redistricting Application?

Redistricting Process

  1. Pre-redistricting meeting (if necessary)
  2. Submission of application
  3. First reading of bylaw by Council
  4. Circulation to referral companies and adjacent owners
  5. Public open house (if required)
  6. Second reading, public hearing by Council
  7. Third reading by Council

If you are curious about the zoning of a property, view our Land Use Map.

Sign Permits

A sign permit is required if you are:

  • placing a new sign on a building or property
  • replacing an old or current sign on an existing building
  • changing the size of an existing sign

 

What is required for a sign permit?

Subdivision

A subdivision is the division of a parcel of land into two or more lots. Each lot is given a separate title. A subdivision is also used for lot line adjustment on an existing property.

Meet with us first

It is important to meet with Planning and Development to discuss your proposed development to ensure that it corresponds with current area structure plans and minimum subdivision requirements set out in our Land Use Bylaw.

What is required for a Subdivision Application?

See our subdivision checklist outlining what you need to provide with your application.

Subdivision Application Process

  1. Pre-subdivision meeting
  2. Subdivision Application
  3. Circulation to referral companies and adjacent owners
  4. Subdivision authority meeting
  5. Decision
  6. Endorsement
  7. Registration

Regulations

The Municipal Government Act – Section 653 regulates subdivisions. Subdivision applications are reviewed by the Subdivision Approving Authority which consists of three members of the City of Camrose staff. The Director of Subdivision Authority is the Director of Planning and Development and other members include the City Manager and the City Engineer, or any of their delegates.

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