Who We Are
- About Us
- Vision, Mission and Values
- Core Strategies
- Senior Leadership Team
- Our Staff
- Town Calendar
- Location and Hours
- Contact Us
Staff Directory Find the contact information of the staff member that you want to reach.
Bylaw Directory Access the most frequently requested bylaws or learn more about bylaws in Stony Plain.
Council Meetings Find out what Council will discuss at its next meeting or review decisions from past meetings.
Talk to Us There are many ways to reach us. Find out how to contact us.
Garbage and Recycling
Taxes and Utilities
Sewer and Storm Water
Roads and Infrastructure
Permits and Licences
- Community Directory
- Bylaw Directory
- Business Directory
- Utility Applications
- Service Requests
Subscribe / Contact
Police and Safety
- Fire Department
- Municipal Enforcement
- Emergency Preparedness
- Cameras in the Community
- Crime-free Multi-housing (CFMH)
Services for Living
People and Pets
- Attractions and Activities
There is a wealth of sights to see and experiences to be had in Stony Plain. Use this Guide to help plan your trip.
Town and Trail Map Find your way around Stony Plain by vehicle or on bike or foot using our detailed route and amenities map.
Mural Program Stony Plain's rich heritage is preserved through its extensive mural program. Take a tour of the magnificent artwork.
Zoning and Subdivision
What is Zoning?
Zoning is the division of land into districts, which designate the permitted and discretionary uses for an area. Zoning is used as a tool to separate incompatible uses from each other. Zoning regulations will include the types of developments that are allowed and the minimum setback requirements that are required from each property line. All land within the Town of Stony Plain is zoned for a particular use. Zoning is part of the Town’s Land Use Bylaw and is approved by Town council.
When is Rezoning (Redistricting) Required?Rezoning your land may be necessary in two situations: you wish to develop your land, without subdividing, in a way that is not allowable under your current zone; or you wish to subdivide land into parcels used for a different purpose. In many cases, a rezoning application may be accompanied by a subdivision or development permit application. Redistricting must be approved by Council through amending the Land Use Bylaw, which regulates development within in Stony Plain. A redistricting application is an application to change the land use district designation for a piece of land. Read More
What is Subdivision?
Subdivision is the legal division of a single parcel of land into two or more smaller parcels, each created to be given a separate land title that can be registered at the Land Titles Office (LTO). Subdivision may also include a boundary adjustment.
Any one of the following constitutes a subdivision, and therefore, requires approval:
- Two lots on one title and two titles are required
- realigning or adjusting an existing lot line
- creating several lots from one or more existing properties
- creating several bare land condominium units from one or more properties;
Prior to being registered with Alberta Land Titles, each subdivision must receive subdivision approval and endorsement from the Town’s subdivision approval authority, as mandated by the Alberta Municipal Government Act, the Subdivision and Development Regulations of Alberta and the Town of Stony Plain Land Use Bylaw. These regulations specify the Town's roles and responsibilities when receiving and deciding on subdivision applications.
Any citizen who wants to subdivide land in Stony Plain must first get approval from the Town. If you are making a subdivision application and are not the legal owner of the property, an Applicant's Authorization Form (-16.82KB) must be submitted with the application, as well as a Right of Entry Form (-39.50KB). There are a few exceptions, but usually, prior to a subdivision being registered at LTO, the Town must give approval and endorsement of the tentative plan of subdivision. If additional time is required to process the subdivision application, it may be necessary to apply for extension (-19.40KB).
The planning and development division is responsible for processing subdivision applications and advising the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) (the Town's Subdivision Approval Authority) on the suitability of the proposed subdivision. The intent of the review process is to ensure orderly, economical and beneficial development for the community and to ensure a fair process for all parties involved.
When subdividing, amendments to the Town's planning documents, such as the Land Use Bylaw and any applicable Area Structure Plans, may be required.
Subdivisions must be endorsed within one year of Conditional Subdivision Approval by the MPC. To apply for an extension to the endorsement period, please complete and submit the Subdivision Endorsement Extension Application (-22.33KB).
Requirements for applications for subdivision of land
If you disagree with the decision made by the MPC (the Subdivision Approval Authority), you may appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB). The Town's SDAB is comprised of seven members (three councillors and four members-at-large), who are appointed to the board by resolution of council. To appeal a decision, you must complete and submit an application form, along with a $50 application fee, to the planning and development office (2nd Floor, 4905 - 51 Avenue).
- SDAB Public Hearings Protocol