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Town of Rocky Mountain House
5116 50th Avenue
Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2
Ph: (403) 845-2866
Fx: (403) 845-3230
All current planning- and development-related policies
All current planning- and development-related policies
All planning-related policies currently in effect can be found in the Document Center, and by following the direct links below.

These documents are published in accordance with Municipal Government Act Sec. 638.2.

Building Permit Fees Policy 001/2012
To establish a written policy, as approved by Council, to outline the procedure for
building permit fees for the Town of Rocky Mountain House.

Compliance Certificates Policy 003/2002
To establish a written policy, approved by Council, to outline the procedure for issuing
Compliance Certificates.

Development Agreement Policy 001/2015
To establish a written policy that outlines the policies and procedures for
Development Agreements for the Town of Rocky Mountain House.

Development Permit Fees Policy 002/2015
To establish a written policy, as approved by Council, to outline the procedure for
the collection of fees associated with the application of Development Permits in
conjunction with the Town of Rocky Mountain House’s Land Use Bylaw.

Election Signage Policy 006/2010
To establish a written policy as approved by Council, regarding election signage
guidelines. The Town of Rocky Mountain House wishes to ensure that election signs
are placed in a manner that regards the amenities of existing developments, the
respect of other candidates and the safety of the traveling public.

Encroachment Policy 005/2011
The Town of Rocky Mountain House is committed to the equal and consistent
process for dealing with encroachment issues. First and foremost, in dealing with
encroachments is to ensure the safety for all vehicular and pedestrian traffic within
our community.

Historical Mural Incentive Program 004/2016
To establish a written policy, approved by council, to clarify expectations and determine criteria for a matching grant incentive program for businesses and commercial locations to partake in the development of a historical mural, with funding provided by Town Council.

Land Lease Rates Policy 006/2012
To establish a written policy to provide land lease rates that would be incorporated
into agreements for leasing of Town lands.

Off-Site Levy Policy 005/2004
To establish a written policy, approved by Council, to provide Administration guidance
for collection of Off-Site Levies. Related to Offsite Levy Policy Framework (004/2017).

Off-site Levy Policy Framework 004/2017
An update of the existing offsite levy bylaw. Provides further guidance and direction on issuing offsite levy costs. Related to Off-Site Levy Policy 005/2004.

Parking Cash in Lieu Policy 011/1996
Outlines procedure for requesting cash-in-lieu for required onsite parking stalls as per the Land Use Bylaw.

Policy for permitting for Sea Cans 001/2010
Policy regarding permitting requirements for sea cans.

Policy on the Sale of Town-Owned Lands 015/2014
Policy which governs and directs the sale of Town owned properties.

Procedure for Development Permits and Advertising 001/97
Policy and procedure on dealing with development permit applications.

Procedure for Exemption of Building Permits 008/1999
Establishes a written policy, approved by Council, to deal with applications for residential improvements (providing there are no structural alterations), decks below 2 feet above grade, basement renovations (providing there are no structural alterations), retaining walls and miscellaneous.

Procedure for Landscaping Requirements 008/96
Policy and procedure for dealing with landscaping requirements as set out in the Land Use Bylaw.

Request for Road Closure and Sale Policy 012/2014
To establish a procedure for the submission, review, and approval of applications for road closures, and the associated sale of land within Road right-of-ways. The procedure established is developed in accordance with Section 22: Road Closure of the Municipal Government Act Chapter M-26.

Requirements of an Outline Plan 003/1999
Written policy on requirements for submitting an Outline Plan to the Town of Rocky Mountain House.

Storefront Improvement Program 002/2012
To establish a written policy, approved by Council, to clarify expectations and determine criteria for a matching grant program for improving/renovating storefronts in the Downtown area, with funding provided by Town Council.

Street Naming Policy 006/2009
The provision of uniform and orderly street numbering and naming policy enables geographic locations to be found quickly and without incident. Names for streets, including avenues, are generally proposed by the developer, or named in relation to a natural geographic feature or land mark, or to a name of an individual or family in relation to a historic event or significant community contribution.

Telecommunication Facility Guidelines 012/2004
To establish a written policy to limit the impact of telecommunications facilities within the boundaries of the Town of Rocky Mountain House and lands contained within the Inter-Municipal Development Plan.

Temporary Use of Public Property Policy 004/2011
To establish a written policy regarding the Temporary use of public land or a public road right of way for the commercial purposes of street vending, events, sales, and/or temporary patio usage.

Yard Relaxation Policy 003/95
Gives the Municipal Planning Commission and Development Officer power to grant relaxations on all yard requirements that are 20% or less than the provisions of the Land Use Bylaw and meet the intent of the Alberta Building Code.


Click here for an alphabetical list of these policies with descriptions.