Lac Ste. Anne County Activity Report ActivityLSAC_QTLY_2018-19_WINTER_FINAL_SM - Page 18

LAC STE. ANNE COUNTY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT Well managed growth across the region. The County has roles and responsibilities under the Municipal Government Act to manage the use of land to achieve orderly, economical and beneficial development, and to maintain and improve the quality of the physical environment. The overarching objective is to find the right balance between land preservation and responsible and sustainable economic development. Make Sure Your Plans are Approved D evelopment Permits approve the use of a site, as well as the size and location of any buildings or structures. Permit approvals must be obtained for new construction, renovations, businesses and changes of use to existing buildings. A Development Permit is written approval from the County that your plans are in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw. You are required to have a valid permit before applying for a Building Permit to construct the building or structure, or to apply for a business license. Permit Applications Development Permit applications should be submitted in person, so staff can screen it and ensure that it’s complete. Applications can be made by an agent or consultant on behalf of a landowner. For major and/or complex development proposals, an applicant may request a pre-application meeting before submitting their formal application. Development Permits & Building Permits are Different A Development Permit is not the same as a Building Permit. A Development Permit allows for a specific type of development on a specific parcel of land in the community to proceed, consistent with the zoning and development bylaws of the County. A Building Permit allows for construction of building(s) or structure(s) to proceed on condition of compliance with the Alberta Building Code which addresses building and fire safety. A Building Permit is required for the construction, alteration, repair, relocation, demolition, or change of use of a building. Farm accessory buildings, and non-hazardous accessory buildings under 100 square feet (10m2), are exempt. WINTER 2018/19 COMMUNITY REPORT 780.785.3411 www. LSAC .ca