Wheatland County’s Annual Report helps residents understand how their tax dollars and other municipal funds are managed. It outlines the money needed to operate and grow our County as well as the taxes and grant money collected to pay for these expenses. The Annual Report is a cornerstone of the County’s commitment to open, transparent government
This form is intended to collect information from a job applicant for the purpose of potential employment with Wheatland County.
The purpose of an Area Concept Plan (ACP) is to present a comprehensive planning policy framework and a generalized future land use concept which will be used by the County to:
Area Structure Plans (ASPs) are documents that are approved by Council as bylaws. The documents are used by the County when evaluating planning or development applications within the specific areas.
Planning on furthering your studies in the field of agriculture or environmental science?
The 2020-2024 Capital and Operating Budgets describe how we’re addressing ongoing challenges, providing essential services and delivering on Council’s vision for Wheatland.
A building permit allows construction to proceed on condition of compliance with the Alberta Building Code. It deals with structural integrity and public safety.
Council passes bylaws which are put into place to meet the needs of residents, determine provisions and resolve issues. Matters include public safety and standards, business activities, financial provisions, and County services. Municipalities are given the authority to enact bylaws under the Province of Alberta through the Municipal Government Act.
Within the Community Enhancement Fund grant program, there are three categories: Project-Based Grants provide financial assistance for community organizations, for such things as, but not limited to, equipment purchases beautification projects, facility construction or renovation projects, facility maintenance, celebrations and community events, history books, programs or special funding requests within Wheatland County. Operating Grants provide financial assistance […]
A Community Fire Pit Permit allows members of the public to utilize approved fire pits in public areas for small gatherings. Applications are submitted online on a first come first serve basis at no cost to the applicant. The Community Fire Pit Permits are subject to cancellation in the case of a Fire Ban being […]
This is the first edition of the Community Profile published in September 2020.
Council Highlights, a concise digest of newsworthy decisions and issues from Council meetings.
Various Wheatland County maps are available online and for purchase at our administration office.
Pay for a service, permit, or product online.
A Direct Control District provides a land use designation for parcels that, because of unique characteristics or innovative design, requires specific regulations unavailable in other land use districts.
The Animal Control Bylaw governs issues such as number of animals permitted on a property, dog licensing, and vicious dog definitions.
The following fact sheets are published by the Province of Alberta. They are provided here for convenient access for Wheatland County residents.
Building a road approach or upgrading your driveway? Did you know, Wheatland County residents are able to purchase crushed gravel and pitrun at a reduced cost? Residents are able to redeem gravel tickets between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the set days and locations as outlined below: June 14th and 15th, 2023 – Goldsmith Pit […]
Overview Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs) must align with the requirements outlined in Part 17.2 of the Municipal Government Act. Frameworks are intended to: provide for integrated and strategic planning, delivery and funding of intermunicipal services allocate scarce resources efficiently in the providing local services ensure municipalities contribute funding to services that benefit their residents ICF requirements […]
Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDPs) are agreements between two or more municipalities, which outline how planning and development decisions will be made when they affect both sides of the boundary lines.
The purpose of the investment attraction strategy action plan is to provide the analysis, strategy, and tools required to attract suitable, desired and complementary investment to the county. Due to a variety of factors, it is expected that the agri-food sector (the agriculture value chain) will be a key focus of the investment attraction strategy. […]
The intent and goal of a Land Use Bylaw is to ensure orderly, efficient and sustainable development that maintains a high quality of life for ratepayers, protects the public good while ensuring proper development and economic opportunity through clearly defined rules and regulations.
Wheatland Council recently approved new Landscaping & Screening Guidelines. There has been concern amongst landowners and the County regarding the impact development has on the visual quality of the landscape. This resource is intended to provide guidance to landowners, developers or landscape professionals proposing development activities that may need to be approved by the County. […]
Emergencies and disasters can happen with little or no warning. Do you know how to protect your livestock from risks posed by natural disasters or emergencies?
A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is the primary vision for the County and addresses many topics including: land use planning and development, agricultural and environmental protection, and transportation.
To ensure the safety of the travelling public and to minimize damage to County roads, Wheatland County monitors and controls the weight and dimensions of vehicles travelling on our roads.
Changing the use of your land or dividing it into smaller lots? Learn how…
Wheatland County Council adopts policies to set out objectives, directives and goals pertaining to specific matters within the organization and the high level operations of the municipality.
Staff will go over the application with you, to be sure it is complete and correct…so you don’t have to do it twice!
Ordering Tax Certificates To order a tax certificate, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. There is a $40 fee for each tax certificate. Requests must include the following information: Company name and mailing address Legal land description, Provincial Linc, or roll number To find a legal description, LINC number, and roll […]
The Regional Growth Management Strategy (RGMS) is similar to the MDP, but looks forward to 40 years. The RGMS explores growth, infrastructure, municipal services, economic, and environmental impacts.
Agreements are required for construction, intensive truck hauls, oil field activity, etc., on or near county roads.
Prior to building a road approach, ensure you fill out the applicable forms and agreements.
Road bans typically start in March and can go through to end of November, and are put in place to help protect County roads from damage. Road bans will change depending on weather, road construction, change of road surface and truck haul routes. As changes are made, this page will be updated so…before you head […]
Not sure which permit you need? Call 403-934-3321 or contact our office. Attention: Code Changes for Gas and Electrical effective February 1, 2022. Gas Code: CSA-B108.1-21 and CSAB108.2-21 will take effect on February 1, 2022. Click here to purchase a copy. Electrical Code: 2021 Canadian Electrical Code takes effect February 1, 2022. Click here to […]
Wheatland County offers various goods and services, from skunk trap rentals to gravel purchase. Many of these have costs associated with them.
As high rates of development occur west of our County, excess soil is being offered to landowners. Wheatland County Agriculture and Environment has prepared a fact sheet that outlines risks associated with accepting such soil onto agricultural lands and methods of mitigating them. It is intended to help support Wheatland County’s agricultural producer in protecting […]
A Strategic plan is an organization’s process of defining its future directions and making choices to guide policy decisions, resource allocations, and organizational efforts. In local government, not only does it entail aligning organizational aims with actions, tactics with responsibilities, and resources to timelines, but ensuring both Council and staff are on the same page! […]
Wheatland County also has an autopay option available that debits your bank account on the due date noted on your bill.
Let us know if you’re moving into or out of a County hamlet.
Wheatland County’s Water Efficiency Rebate Program provides a rebate to residential homeowners who replace existing fixtures with water efficient models.