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Pre-application meetings

A pre-application inquiry is a voluntary process where a prospective applicant may present a development proposal to The City for review and comment, prior to a formal application being submitted. The City currently offers two types of pre-application services.

For simple inquiries, a quick exchange of information with a City planner may be sufficient. There is no fee for this type of service and can be set up by calling 403-268-5311 or by visiting in person at the Customer Service Counter, 3rd Floor of the Municipal Building.

CPAG (Corporate Planning Applications Group) pre-application meetings are strongly recommended on all major, complex or controversial Outline Plan, Subdivision, Land Use Amendment and Development Permit Applications. Having a pre-application meeting can help identify major issues with the proposal, as well as identify supplemental technical information that will be required to accompany the formal application. A CPAG pre-application meeting fee is charged for this service and can be found on the second page of the Planning Applications Fee Schedule. This is a meeting with a planner and representatives from Parks, Transportation and Development Engineering and is submitted online through vista.calgary.ca​. To make an online submission, you will need the following:

  • Applicant Information
  • Parcel Address
  • Project Name
  • Project Description
  • Discussion Items
  • Conceptual Site Plan and/or Context Plan
    • ​Where the Pre-application is for a land use redesignation only, a conceptual site and/or context plan are not required.
  • Pre-application Meeting Fee
    • Payment will be required online to complete this request.

For detailed step-by-step instructions on how to submit a CPAG Pre-Application, click on the How-To Guide​.

If you have questions pertaining to the pre-application process, please call 403-268-5311.