Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

The Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB or Board) is a quasi-judicial board established in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and The City of Calgary Bylaw 25P95 (SDAB Bylaw).

The SDAB hears appeals regarding decisions made by The City of Calgary subdivision and development authorities and renders decisions based on the evidence presented.

The Board is independent from The City of Calgary Planning Department and is comprised of citizen members. The SDAB makes decisions in an impartial manner and applies the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness, which includes but is not limited to: the right to a public hearing; a duty to be fair; the right for all affected parties to be heard; the right to an adjournment if the SDAB determines it is merited; and the right to legal counsel.

  • Considering an appeal?

    What you can appeal, who can appeal, what are the filing deadlines, filing fees, and how to file.

  • Filing an appeal

    How to file an appeal online or in person/by mail.

  • Prepare for a hearing

    Learn about the appeal process, how and when to submit evidence, resources for preparing a presentation, and updated Digital Material Submission Guidelines.

  • Upcoming hearings

    To access Board report, view agendas, privacy notice, hearing link and call in number.

  • Join virtual hearing

    Please access privacy notice on the Upcoming Hearings page.

    Click below to join the regular public hearing held each Thursday. See agenda for hearing start time. Joining by phone? Call 587-318-3194 and enter access code 291 425 892# . Parties are encouraged to register in advance (send email to or call 403-268-5312).

  • Decisions

    To get a copy of SDAB decisions click to be redirected to the CanLII SDAB decision search.