Planning & Development

Rural Field
The Development Services staff of Red Deer County seek to provide a comfortable and straight forward experience for our customers when processing building or development applications. By providing guidance and information on regulations, stakeholders in the community will be able to make informed choices.

Areas of Expertise

For a brief overview of Planning and Development Services go to our video page.

Planning and Development Services staff are knowledgeable in matters regarding permits, zoning, surveying, property lines, future development plans for specific areas, access to properties, and various bylaws regarding land usage.

Planning and Development Services provides a variety of services pertaining to the management of growth and development of the County's rural land base and its unincorporated settlements.

These services include the preparation and implementation of statutory plans, and the review and processing of development related applications.

Monthly development permit report

Find out what is being developed in Red Deer County! The Monthly Development Permit Statements include all development permits issued in Red Deer County.

Private Sewage Codes & Regulations

For information on Private Sewage codes and regulations, or to file a complaint regarding Private Sewage practices, please contact Red Deer County by phone at 403.350.2170 or by email at  


The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is a tool by which we achieve policy direction set out in the higher level documents such as the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) or Area Structure Plans (ASP).

Administration is proposing amendments to the Land Use Bylaw that will reduce timelines, allow better document accessibility, and allow new uses in Red Deer County. An overview of these amendments can be found below and the draft Land Use Bylaw will be available for review soon. 

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