Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board
The Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board (LCSAB) is a tribunal, also known as a quasi-judicial board. The Board hears appeals from citizens and businesses on certain decisions made by City Administration including about permits, licences and other orders.
File an appeal
Learn about the appeal process, access notice of appeal forms and file an appeal within the designated timelines.
Pet bylaw appeals
Starting Jan. 1, 2022, the LCSAB will hear appeals of decisions made under the Responsible Pet Ownership (RPO) Bylaw.
The LCSAB is independent from The City. Its members are citizens appointed by City Council to consider appeals with subject-matter expertise and impartiality.
About the Board
City Council has established the LCSAB under the City of Calgary Bylaw 50M2011 and the authority of the Municipal Government Act. It has delegated its authority to hear appeals of certain decisions to the LCSAB so that the public benefits from independent, impartial and effective decision-making by subject-matter experts and citizen representatives.
The Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board is a tribunal, consisting of 10 citizen members appointed annually by City Council. Council designates two or more members to hear appeals of decisions made under the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw 47M2021. Board members are appointed for one-year terms coinciding with the calendar year.
The Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board hears appeals related to many matters, including:
- Alarm Permits
- Bicycle Couriers and related Licences
- Business Licences
- Combative Sports Events
- Concert Licences
- Dating & Escort Licences and Model Studios
- Downtown Pushcart Vendors Licences
- Exotic Entertainers Licence and Exotic Entertainment Agencies Licences
- Extended Dance Events
- Livery Vehicle, Driver and Brokerage Licences
- Massage Licences
- Nuisance and vicious animals
- Orders under the Municipal Government Act
- Orders under the Weed Control Act
- Pet-related licences
- Remedial Order
- Urban livestock
- Weed Control
1212 31 Avenue N.E., 4th floor
The Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board #8110
P.O. Box 2100, Station M
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Closed on holidays