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The Land and Property Rights Tribunal (formerly the Municipal Government Board) is an independent quasi-judicial review body separate from the Disaster Recovery Program (DRP).
On October 1, 2013, the Tribunal was named as a Disaster Advisory Committee (DAC) to the minister of Municipal Affairs under the Emergency Management Act.
On the minister’s request, the Tribunal, acting in its capacity as a DAC, gives advice on eligibility for, and amounts of, disaster assistance compensation, and other matters relating to a disaster or flood recovery.
When a person applies to the DRP for financial assistance, the application will be reviewed in accordance with the:
- Alberta Homeowner, Tenant and Small Business Disaster Assistance Guidelines 2020 (includes applicant information for residential tenants, landlords, agriculture and farming operations, non-profits and cooperatives.
- En Français : Directives d’aide aux sinistrés du secteur prive de l’Alberta 2020. (PDF, 656 KB)
- Alberta Public Sector Disaster Assistance Guidelines (2020)
After the review is complete, the applicant will receive a written notice of ineligibility or final notice of total assistance available from the DRP.
Step 1. File an Application for Review
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If the applicant disagrees with the notice, they can dispute it by filing an Application for Review (PDF, 137 KB) with the managing director of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the DRP office at 1-888-671-1111 and discuss their concerns with a representative before filing an Application for Review.
The managing director will assign the application to an appeals coordinator for review and recommendation.
After the review is complete, the managing director will issue a written notice of their decision to the applicant.
Step 2. Appeal the decision
If an applicant disagrees with the managing director’s decision, the applicant may appeal the decision to the minister of Municipal Affairs.
The Tribunal recommendation
If the minister wishes, the applicant’s appeal may be referred to the Tribunal for a recommendation. If the minister refers a matter to the Tribunal, the Tribunal will:
- notify the applicant it has received the request
- appoint a case manager to facilitate the process and ensure the appeal is handled fairly and as quickly as possible
A panel of the Tribunal will consider the merits of each appeal. While it is anticipated that many matters will be considered in writing, in some cases the Tribunal may hold an in-person or virtual hearing.
The process will depend on the reason that the applicant appealed to the minister or why the minister requested a recommendation from the Tribunal. All applicants whose appeals are directed to the Tribunal will be advised of hearing dates and locations.
When the Tribunal considers a matter referred to it by the minister, the Tribunal will review the applicable legislation. Once it has considered a matter, it will prepare a recommendation for the minister.
A recommendation may confirm the managing director’s decision or recommend providing additional assistance to the applicant. The minister will make the final decision on the matter.
Connect with the Land and Property Rights Tribunal:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed noon to 1 pm, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]
Land and Property Rights Tribunal
2nd Floor, Summerside Business Centre
1229 91 Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta T6X 1E9
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