The revised Land Use Bylaw C-8000-2020 went into effect on September 8, 2020. Since that time, staff have been reviewing opportunities for improvements in consistency and clarity. As such, a series of revisions is being proposed. Council granted first reading to the revisions on October 27, 2020.
The changes are shown in the document below:
Learn more about the history of 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"). Each district has a different purpose and intent for the use of land and has different rules and regulations that must be followed. Types of districts include:
Additionally, Direct Control Districts have been designed for unique developments which do not fall under any of the above categories or require unique regulations.
Land Use Bylaw and Associated Direct Control Districts
Effective September 8, 2020
Historic Land Use Bylaw
Effective September 29, 1998 to September 8, 2020
Land Use Bylaw Amendments
As Land Use Bylaw C-8000-2020 rolls out across the County beginning September 8, 2020, the County will review the new regulations and bring forward amendments for Council’s consideration as necessary.