Ministry of

Municipal Affairs

Assists municipalities in providing well-managed, collaborative, and accountable local government to Albertans.

Key services

  • Safety codes, standards and builder licensing requirements for professionals, municipalities and the public under the Safety Code Act.
  • Helping Albertans prepare, cope and recover when disaster strikes.
  • Municipalities are supported through grants like the Municipal Sustainability Initiative and Federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • Resources for municipalities including guides, information and legislation on how property assessment and taxation work.
  • New home warranty and builder licensing requirements to protect consumers and hold builders accountable.
  • Advisory services, training and other tools to help municipalities build and sustain a strong local government.

In focus

Our responsibilities

The ministry helps municipalities provide well-managed, collaborative, and accountable local government to Albertans. We also provide:

  • funding supports for municipalities
  • a system that strives to ensure appropriate safety standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings and equipment
  • protections for new home buyers and required licensing for home builders
  • province-wide support for access to public library services for Albertans
  • a comprehensive approach to managing emergencies in the province through the Alberta Emergency Management Agency
  • safety codes, standards, and supports under the Safety Codes Act
  • management of about 2.6 million acres of public land in the province's three Special Areas
  • independent review and decisions on local matters by our four quasi-judicial boards

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