The Land Use Bylaw is currently being reviewed and improved. Learn more about this project: Land Use Bylaw Review

The Land Use Bylaw (PDF) is the "book of rules" for development in Rocky View County, and covers a wide range of regulations, including:

  • Establishing the development permit process and the process for Redesignation (rezoning) and Land Use Bylaw text amendments;
  • Regulates the size and use of land and buildings;
  • Classifies land use districts (zones) and determines minimum development standards for each of these districts;
  • Determines the appropriate permitted and discretionary uses for each land use district.

Land Use Districts

Each property in the county has a Land Use District (sometimes called "zoning" in urban municipalities). Each district has a different purpose and intent for the use of land and has different rules and regulations that must be followed. Examples of the districts include:

  • Residential
  • Agricultural
  • Business Development
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Service
  • Airport
  • Commercial Development

Additionally, Direct Control Districts have been designed for unique developments which do not fall under any of the above categories.


Land Use Bylaw Amendments

Proposed operational amendments to the Land Use Bylaw are listed on the Bylaws Under Review page.


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