The province allows municipalities, through the Municipal Government Act and Municipal Land Use Bylaw, to regulate developments via the development permit process.
Development includes the carrying out of any construction, excavation, stockpiling or other operation, in, on, over or under land, or the making of any change in the use or intensity of use of any land or building either permanently or temporarily. All structures over 100 square feet require a development permit. Please consult the county development officer in order to determine whether your development requires the issuance of a permit. All development applications must be accompanied with a site plan and the required fee plus any additional information pertinent to your development. Commencing a development without an approved permit, where a permit is required, is illegal.
Note: Agricultural buildings in Wheatland County are required to obtain a development permit. For information on specific types of permits please refer to the Development Permit section of the website.
Shelterbelts have setback requirements to property lines and roads. Refer to the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) for more information. Wheatland County also has a brochure on shelterbelts.