Appeal Board

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) hears appeals about decisions made by Lac Ste. Anne County, and provides a decision based on evidence presented. It is independent, and makes impartial decisions applying the principles of justice and procedural fairness.

Anyone who claims to be affected and who wishes to lodge an appeal against any of the conditionally-approved developments must do so in writing to the Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board on or before the dates as noted in each notice.

PLEASE NOTE: Lac Ste. Anne County requires that a non-refundable fee of $200.00 must be paid for every appeal served on the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. Appeal fees may be paid by cheque made payable to Lac Ste. Anne County or by Visa, MasterCard or debit card (only if the appeal is filed in person at Lac Ste. Anne County office.

Information (site/building plans & copy of the development conditions) relating to any or all Development Permits listed may be obtained from the Lac Ste. Anne County Planning and Development Department at (780) 785-3411.

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) is an independent quasi-judicial body appointed by County Council to hear appeals from individuals who have been affected by the Development or Subdivision authority.

The Chairman will announce each appeal and the Development or Subdivision Officer will be called upon to present their application. The Chairman will then hear:

  • Appellant(s) (person appealing)
  • Individual(s) against the appeal
  • Others wishing to speak to the appeal
  • Questions from the board
  • Rebuttal from the appellant(s)

A decision of the Development Officer, Subdivision Authority or Municipal Planning Commission in relation to a stop order, a development permit application or a subdivision application. The most commonly appealed decisions are:

  • An order of the Development Authority to stop construction or the present use of a property
  • A development permit decision
  • A subdivision decision

  • The person(s) who receives the notice issued
  • The applicant
  • Anyone who is affected by the decision
  • A Provincial Government Department, if the application is required to be referred to that department
  • A school authority

Submit an appeal request on the designated form along with the appeal fee to the SDAB secretary within the required timeline. The completed appeal form must be submitted to:

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Secretary c/o Lac Ste Anne County
4928 Langston Street Box 219
Sangudo, AB T0E 2A0.

There are a number of things you can do that may assist in preparation for the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) hearing. Download the County's Subdivision and Appeal brochure to learn more.

The Board’s decision is final, unless it can be shown that the Board erred on a matter of law or jurisdiction. You may appeal the Board’s decision to the Alberta Court of Appeal within 30 days of the date the decision was issued.

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Planning & Development Resources

  • Development Permits

    A development permit approves the use of a site, as well as the size and location of any buildings or structures. Development permit approvals must be obtained for new construction, renovations, businesses, and changes of use to existing buildings.

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  • Subdivision & Redistricting

    All land within Lac Ste. Anne County is zoned for a particular use. Redistricting is part of the County’s Land Use Bylaw and is approved by County Council.

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  • Land Use Bylaw

    The Municipal Government Act requires all municipalities in Alberta to adopt a Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw must divide the municipality into districts (often called zones in other parts of Canada and the United States).

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Choose from the Following Planning & Development Services

Development Permits

Development permit approvals must be obtained for new construction, renovations, businesses, and changes of use to existing buildings in the County.

Permit Approvals

Review the Development Permits that have been conditionally approved subject to the right of appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Codes & Standards

Codes and Standards regulate how buildings in the County are designed, built, or renovated to protect the health and safety of the occupants.

Subdivision

All land within the County is zoned for a particular use. Subdivision and redistricting are part of the County’s Land Use Bylaw and is approved by Council.

Appeal Board

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is an independent body that makes impartial decisions applying the principles of justice and procedural fairness.

Municipal Development Plan

The MDP sets the vision on how to responsibly accommodate growth. It serves as a decision making tool for County administrators and stakeholders.

Intermunicipal Development

The County is adopting joint plans called Inter-Municipal Development Plans with the Village of Alberta Beach and the Summer Villages of Val Quentin and Sunset Point.

Land Use Bylaw

The Municipal Government Act requires all municipalities in Alberta to adopt a Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw must divide the municipality into districts.

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located in the Hamlet of Sangudo. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359