Ministry of Municipal Affairs

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

Key services

  • Learn how you and your family can prepare yourselves for an emergency or disaster.
  • How municipal government and elections work and how the public can participate in government.
  • Municipalities are supported through grants like the Municipal Sustainability Initiative and Federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • Guides, information and legislation on how property assessment works.
  • Information about new home warranty and residential builder licensing in Alberta.
  • Codes for a range of safety disciplines are used to keep the public safe in the places they live, work and play.

In Focus

  • A plan for jobs and the economy.
  • Municipal investment
    Bills 7 and 29 will let municipalities offer new property tax incentives to attract business, boost economic development and revitalize communities.
  • Fire safety awareness

    Protect yourself, your loved ones and your community by understanding fire safety awareness and being prepared at all times.

  • Local elections survey

    We’re gathering feedback from Albertans on aspects of the Local Authorities Election Act, which governs elections for municipalities and school boards. Take the survey.

  • Incident Command System

    The Incident Command System is a standardized training system to help municipalities organize and manage a response to emergencies.

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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