The Municipal Government Board (MGB) makes decisions on disputes between municipalities when one municipality believes that the adoption or amendment of a land use bylaw or statutory plan by an adjacent municipality will cause detriment. (Mediation happens but separately from the MGB’s decision process.)

If one or more municipalities believe that a land use bylaw, statutory plan or an amendment adopted by an adjacent municipality is detrimental, an appeal can be filed to the Municipal Government Board. Previous decisions on disputes may be viewed on this page.

Statutory Plans under the Municipal Government Act are defined as Intermunicipal Development Plans, Municipal Development Plans, Area Structure Plans, or Area Redevelopment Plans. These are adopted and amended by bylaw. Where a municipality believes that the adoption or amendment of statutory plans or a land use bylaw by an adjacent municipality may cause it detriment, they may file and appeal with the MGB within 30 days of the adoption of the bylaw.

Intermunicipal Dispute Rules (appeal form attached) (as of June 1, 2018) (PDF, 302 KB)


Appeal fee: $0

Recent decisions

Decision for Intermunicipal Dispute between the City of Calgary and Rocky View County re: Omni Area Structure Plan MGB 068/18 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Previous decisions

Table 1. Intermunicipal dispute decisions issued by the Municipal Government Board since 1995

Appellant municipality (municipality name at the time of Order) Respondent municipality (municipality name at the time of Order) MGB Board Order No. Year complaint was filed
Calgary (City of) and Cochrane (Town of) Rocky View County MGB 058-17 2016
Calgary (City of) Rocky View County MGB 024-18 2017
Calgary (City of) Rocky View County MGB 020-17 2016
Chestermere (City of) Rocky View County MGB 019-17 2016
Canmore (Town of) MD of Bighorn MGB 010-17 2015
Drayton Valley (Town of) Brazeau No 77 (MD of) MGB 181/99 1999
Drayton Valley (Town of) Brazeau County MGB 032/17 2017
Edmonton (City of), St. Albert, (City of), and Morinville (Town of) Sturgeon County (MD of) MGB 77/98 1997
Edmonton (City of) Strathcona (County) MGB 098/08 2007
Edmonton (City of) Parkland (County) MGB 068/10 2009
Okotoks (Town of) Foothills No 31 (MD of) MGB 003/12 2010
Rocky View (County) Calgary (City) MGB 094/10 2009
Sunbreaker Cove (Summer Village of) Lacombe (County) MGB 007/11 2010
Sundance Beach (Summer Village of) Leduc (County) MGB 065/03 2003
Wheatland County Kneehill County MGB 031/14, MGB 016/15 2014
Wheatland County Kneehill County MGB 047/15 2014

Date modified: February 15, 2019


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