Our main function is to regulate the use and development of land and buildings according to the rules and policies of the
Land Use Bylaw, the
Portable Sign Bylaw,
Statutory Plans and the Municipal Government Act.
Land Use Bylaw
The City of Lethbridge’s current Land Use Bylaw became effective September 1, 2020. The Land Use Bylaw sets out the rules for what kind of building or activity can take place on private property and it outlines the process for issuing Development Permits that gives approval for that new building or activity.
To learn more about the Land Use Bylaw, please
Apply for a Development Permit
To apply for a development permit please
Development Services Advisories
New rules FOR ”Retail Cannabis Stores”.
To learn more about legal recreational and medicinal Cannabis click here.
Process changes for deadlines for submitting complete and accurate information for development applications for multi-family, commercial, industrial, & institutional buildings.
- The process for Cellular Tower approvals is now viewable online. To learn more about cellular tower approval, please
New processes for review of driveway placements
New rules for designing barrier-free parking spaces and pedestrian pathways
Development Decision Policies
Railway Relocation Lands Area Redevelopment Plan, Site 1
Railway Relocation Lands Area Redevelopment Plan, Site 2
Railway Relocation Lands Area Redevelopment Plan, Site 3
Railway Relocation Lands Area Redevelopment Plan, Site 4
Railway Relocation Lands Area Redevelopment Plan, Site 5A
Railway Relocation Lands Area Redevelopment Plan, Site 5B
Railway Relocation Lands Area Redevelopment Plan, Minor Developments
Waivers, Discretionary Uses and Subdivisions
Notification, Discretionary Uses and Waivers
Sidewalk Patios, Downtown
Reserve Land, Commercial and Industrial Subdivisions
Extending Length of MPC Development Permits
Previously Approved Home Occupation
Radio and Telecommunication Antennas Procedure
Planning and Development Services
Phone (local): 311
Phone (Out of City): 403-320-3111