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Filing an Appeal with the City Appeal Board

Before filing an appeal, individuals are encouraged to obtain information about the development by talking with neighbours and the Development Authority. An official appeal form must be submitted, which is available at the SDAB office or at the link below.

Filing an appeal online is easy with the new CITYonline. Please view this webinar to familiarize yourself with the new process. With credit card in hand, follow this link to proceed with filing an SDAB appeal online.

An appeal must be filed in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and contain the following information:
  • The municipal address of the property affected by the appeal.
  • If applicable, the land proposed to be subdivided and the legal description.
  • The name of the person filing the appeal.
  • The mailing address for which documents are to be sent.
  • Contact telephone numbers.
  • Specific reasons for the appeal.
  • $100 filing fee. *
  • *The filing fee is refundable if an appeal is withdrawn prior to the commencement of the hearing, or at the discretion of the Board if the hearing has commenced.

The $100 fee is required for all appeals to the SDAB. The $100 fee must accompany each Notice of Appeal form and must be submitted on or before the final date for appeal, as prescribed in the Municipal Government Act. A separate fee is required for each appeal type.

The appeal and fee can be submitted as indicated below.

Deliver to: City Appeal Boards
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
4th Floor, 1212 31 Ave. NE
(DJ3 building)
Calgary, AB T2E 7S8

Cash, Cheque or Debit only


City Cashiers,
City of Calgary, Municipal Building,
3rd Floor, 800 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5

Cash, Cheque or Debit only

Online appeal: For electronic submission of the appeal, follow the "Appeal Online" link (at the top of this page) on the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Web site. Complete the electronic appeal form as directed and submit payment of the fee via Visa or MasterCard.
Mail to: City Appeal Boards
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (#8110),
P.O. Box 2100, Station M,
Calgary AB T2P 2M5

Cheques made payable to The City of Calgary.

Regardless of the method of submission, the appeal must be received on or before the final date of appeal. In accordance with the SDAB Bylaw Number 25P95, an appeal is deemed not to have been filed and will not be scheduled for a hearing before the Board, unless the specified fee accompanies the completed Notice of Appeal form.

The information contained herein is intended for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. For certainty, you should consult the Municipal Government Act and other related statutes and regulations.