Planning & Development

The Infrastructure & Property Services and Economic Development Departments are located on the Lower Level of the Civic Centre and offer services such as development and building permits, letters of compliance, assistance with the processes for subdivision review, re-designation of land, and other business, planning and environmental services are offered.


Take the Urban Hen Survey

The Town of Blackfalds Council has requested that a survey be conducted to determine the interest in an Urban Hen program after a resident requested Council's consideration to allow urban hens. There has been an increasing popularity for people wanting to raise hens in an urban environment in many communities, including those within our region.

Implementation of an Urban Hen Program could be introduced and take place through the development and approval of a bylaw, either as a stand-alone bylaw or incorporation into an amended Animal Control Bylaw. The Urban Hen Program could also be introduced as a pilot for a defined period of time to determine the viability and potential success if the program was implemented over the long term.

The survey will only take a couple of minutes to complete and ends on August 30, 2019.

We are here to help!

If you require assistance with any aspect of planning and development on lands within the Town’s boundaries, our team will work with you on getting required development and building permits or letters of compliance, as well as walking you through the processes for subdivision review, re-designation of land, or annexation.

Should your financial institution or other relevant agency request that you provide them with a Real Property Report, you may use the surveyor that they recommend or look to the Alberta Land Surveyors Association for further information on Real Property Reports.

When you acquire your Real Property Report, you can contact us to request a Certificate of Compliance, if necessary. There are various associated requirements and fees related to this certificate that are dependent on your needs. We will outline this detail for you at the time of your request.

See Planning Documents & Applications for detail on Town of Blackfalds planning documents and processes.

The Town of Blackfalds has the privilege of working with many great local residential developers. See the 2019 Residential Developer List for locations and contact information.