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Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board hears appeals regarding decisions made on planning and development applications in the City of Lethbridge.

Submit an appeal

If you’d like to appeal a decision on a subdivision or development application, please complete the Appeal Form and submit it to the City Clerk’s Office. You must submit an appeal within 21 days of receiving the written decision or 21 days after a notice to the public was published in a newspaper.


You can make an appeal for following reasons:

  • A decision or order regarding a development or subdivision application
  • Failure or refusal to issue a development permit

For development permits, the applicant or any person affected by a decision, development permit or order may appeal the decision.

For subdivisions, only the applicant can appeal the decision.

Frequently asked questions

View the frequently asked questions about the subdivision and development application appeal process.

The board will issue a decision in writing within 15 days of the hearing.

You can only appeal the Board’s decision if you believe it violates a law or is not within their jurisdiction. In all other instances, the decision of the Board is final.

After we receive an appeal, the Board Secretary will arrange a hearing and send out written notice to the applicants, the appellant(s) as well as those located within in 60 m of the development or subdivision site.


Meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis. We typically meet in Council Chamber on Thursday afternoons at 5 p.m.

Agendas and decisions

Review the past decisions of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. If you’d like to view the agendas or decisions for meetings prior to 2018, please contact David Sarsfield at

302 Laval Boulevard W    302 Laval Boulevard W-Decision

250 McMaster Boulevard W    250 McMaster Boulevard W-Decision

Governing documents

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw provides information about rules governing the decision making process of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.

Contact Us

City Hall
910 4 Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6

Phone: 311
or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)


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