Overview

The Land and Property Rights Tribunal (formerly Municipal Government Board) hears subdivision and development appeals where there is a provincial interest. Otherwise, the appeals are heard by the local Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

The Tribunal hears subdivision appeals where the land that is the subject of the application is:

  • within Alberta’s Green Area
  • 'adjacent' to or contains a body of water
    • 'adjacent' means contiguous or would be contiguous if not for a railway, road, utility right of way, or reserve land
  • adjacent to or contains (either partially or wholly) land identified on the Listing of Historic Resources or public land set aside for use as historic resource
  • the subject of a license, permit, approval or other authorization granted by the Natural Resources Conservation Board, Energy Resources Conservation Board, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Energy and Utilities Board or Alberta Utilities Commission
  • the subject of a license, permit, approval or other authorization granted by the minister of Environment and Parks
  • within the following distances:
    • 1600 metres of a provincial highway
    • 450 metres of a hazardous waste management facility
    • 450 metres of the working area of an operating landfill
    • 300 metres of the disposal area of any landfill
    • 300 metres of a wastewater treatment plant
    • 300 metres of the working area of a non-hazardous waste storage site

Some of these distances may be varied in writing by a provincial government department, in which case the SDAB will hear the appeal.

The Tribunal also hear appeals of development authority decisions where the land that is the subject of the application is:

  • the subject of a license, permit, approval or other authorization granted by the Natural Resources Conservation Board, Energy Resources Conservation Board, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Energy and Utilities Board or Alberta Utilities Commission
  • the subject of a license, permit, approval or other authorization granted by the Minister of Environment and Parks

Forms, fee and rules

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Bulletins

Bulletins are in the process of being updated to reflect recent changes in the legislation. If you have any questions, please contact us.

These bulletins provide general guidance only and do not offer legal or land planning advice. Each appeal is unique. The details in these bulletins may not apply to every case, or to future decisions of the Board. Contact our office if you have any questions.

Contact

Connect with the Land and Property Rights Tribunal:

Hours: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm (closed 12 pm to 1 pm)
Phone: 780-427-2444
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-0986
Email: [email protected]

Address:
Land and Property Rights Tribunal
2nd Floor, Summerside Business Centre
1229 91 Street SW
Edmonton Alberta  T6X 1E9

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