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Ministry of Municipal Affairs

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

Government is undergoing a transition, including ministry changes. New ministry and cabinet information can be found on the Cabinet page.

Key services

  • Information about home warranties, and how these warranties affect builders, municipalities, rentals and real estate professionals.
  • 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 and taxation work.
  • Codes for a range of safety disciplines are used to keep the public safe in the places they live, work and play.

In Focus

  • Municipal investment
    Bill 7 will let municipalities offer new property tax incentives to attract business, boost economic development and revitalize communities.
  • Photo of Minister Madu sitting at a boardroom table
    Provides industrial property tax relief to shallow gas producers affected by low market prices and protects municipalities from lost revenue.
  • Fire safety awareness

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

  • Support for municipal staff

    Advisory services, training, internship programs and other tools are available to support municipalities in building and sustaining a strong local government.

  • 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

Featured News

  • Jul 02, 2019

    The Government of Alberta is acting swiftly to provide urgent, timely tax relief for shallow gas producers in dire straits.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    The Municipal Government (Property Tax Incentives) Amendment Act would revitalize municipalities by empowering them to offer stronger property tax incentives to business and industry.

  • May 24, 2019

    Residents of northwest Alberta who were evacuated under mandatory order due to wildfire will receive funding of $1,250 per adult and $500 per dependent child.

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