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Quasi-Judicial Boards

Get on board! Apply to serve on one of The City’s tribunals. Each tribunal has unique member requirements and eligibilities. Learn more by visiting the websites of the tribunal that you are interested in as listed below. Applications are open Sept. 5 to Oct. 3, 2017.


The Quasi-judicial Boards division of the City Clerk's Office supports the following tribunals:


The SDAB is independent from The City of Calgary and hears appeals on development permits, subdivision decisions and enforcement orders issued by The City of Calgary. More information on the SDAB and filing an appeal can be found at

Apply to serve on the Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB)


The LCSAB is an independent tribunal established to hear appeals of a variety of decisions made by The City of Calgary’s administration, including decisions on licences issued under the Livery Transport Bylaw, remedial orders issued under the Community Standards Bylaw, business licences, alarm permits and others. For more information on the LCSAB, please visit

Apply to serve on the Calgary Licence and Community Standards Appeal (LCSAB)


The Calgary Assessment Review Board (ARB) is an impartial tribunal that hears formal complaints from property and business owners who disagree with the assessed values of their property and business, as determined by The City of Calgary. For more information on the ARB, or to file a complaint online, please visit

The Assessment Review Board (ARB) will be accepting applications early in 2017.

Further information about Calgary’s Quasi-Judicial Boards can be obtained by reviewing the Boards’ annual reports:

2014 QJB Annual report
2011-2013 Quasi-Judicial Boards Report
2007-2010 Quasi-Judicial Boards Report