Planning and Development

The Planning & Development Department’s role includes assisting the public with the processing of applications for development, subdivision and redistricting, providing certificates of compliance, creating and updating planning documents, preparing reports to council and boards, as well as other land use and planning related matters. We strongly recommend scheduling a pre-application appointment to meet with one of our Development Officers to discuss your project.

Athabasca County makes all necessary forms and information available electronically so you can get started on your next project. They are available by selecting a menu item below:

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a building permit? Building permits can be obtained by contacting the Athabasca County Planning & Development Department. The staff can guide you through the steps of getting your project underway.

What changes to my property don’t require a permit? There are a number of changes to your property that don’t require a permit. They are:

Who can I contact about scheduling an inspection? Athabasca County contacts its inspections services to Inspections Group. To request an inspection from The Inspections Group, fill out the Online Inspection Request Form, which can be emailed directly or printed.

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