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Development approval timelines

Development permits ensure new developments align with the rules and regulations set out in both the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) and the Alberta Building Code.​​​

Some development permits require a multidisciplinary review by planning and engineering specialists. Such applications may include:

  1. Commercial/Industrial/Mixed Use (Addition/New)
  2. Residential (Multi-residential development, townhouses, rowhouses) (New)
  3. Renovations to above, as well as changes to site plan (i.e., landscaping, parking, access), and exterior renovations
Development approvals Target (calendar days) Per cent of decisions within target (April 2023 - March 2024) Average days (April 2023 - March 2024)

Single, semi-detached & duplex dwellings in the developed area

90 76% 72
Other technical development applications 60 86% 40
Subdivisions (by instrument) 21 91% 15

Multi-Disciplinary Development Permits

120 82% 90

Land use amendments

180 85% 147

Subdivisions (by tentative plan)

60 86% 39

This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​