Province Resets Clock on Development Appeal Periods

On Apr.17, The Government of Alberta signed a new Ministerial Order which rescinded the Order signed on Mar. 31. The original order caused unintentional permit delays and affected appeal deadlines for development permit and subdivision applications, as well as unintentionally delayed construction of those developments.

The new order ‘resets the clock’ on appeal periods for any development permits and subdivision applications that had an appeal period running at any point between Mar. 25 and Apr. 17, effectively restarting the appeal period to begin Apr. 17. Moving forward:

  • All development permits and subdivision applications that were originally advertised between Mar. 5 and Apr. 16, are now subject to an additional 21-day appeal period. This additional appeal period began Apr.17.
  • Any development permits or subdivision applications that have not yet been advertised, may now proceed to advertisement and will be subject to the standard 21-day appeal period.

The City is contacting affected applicants directly.