CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE FORMS:
If you are selling or mortgaging a property, you may be requested by your lawyer or financial institution to provide a Certificate of Compliance from the Town. The Certificate of Compliance is written confirmation stating the property either conforms to the Land Use Bylaw or not. To apply for a Certificate of Compliance you will need to provide 2 original copies of a Real Property Report dated within the last 6 months. Real Property Reports must be prepared by a Registered Alberta Land Surveyor. Please see Certificate of Compliance Procedures for more information
Development Permit Application Form
This form is used when you wish to develop your property, including sheds, fences, decks, new homes, commercial buildings, etc. This is a two page document, the first page is the application and the second page is a check list of what is required to accompany the application. A Development Permit IS NOT a Building Permit; you are still required to obtain a Building Permit from an accredited Building Permit Agency for the Edson area.
Development permits are required for new construction, additions, renovations or a change in use of a building in ALL districts of the Town. Development Permits deal with the proposed development’s impact on neighboring properties and are regulated by the Town's Land Use Bylaw. If you intend to construct, renovate, demolish all or part of the buildings, change the use of a building, or add buildings to your property, you will need to apply for a Development Permit on the prescribed form. Fees start at $50.00 and go up depending on the type of development. See Development Permit, Subdivision and Other Fees for more information. Fees double if a permit is obtained after commencing construction.
Sign applications - When you wish to place a sign on your property please fill out a development permit application. Types of signs include roof, canopy/awning, wall/fascia, free standing, under canopy, projecting, portable, inflatable or billboards. Sign fees range from $50.00 - $100.00 depending on the type of sign.
Variance Application Form - The development permit application is used when a development on a property does not conform to requirements of the Town of Edson Land Use Bylaw and a variance for the nonconformity is required. If a variance is requested, the cost of the variance is $2.00 for every 0.01 m.
An Encroachment Agreement often is required when a structure(s) such as a fence, shed, house, garage, etc. is constructed beyond your property lines or over an easement or right-of-way. Encroachments are usually discovered when a property is surveyed or when a Certificate of Compliance is requested. An Encroachment Agreement is a formal acknowledgment by the owner of the land that is impacted by the encroaching structure to allow it to remain as is. The application fee is $300.00.
Town of Edson Streetscape Beautification Plan
The Town of Edson offers a Business Beautification Grant each year for those in the Downtown area or along Highway 16.
The Streetscape Beautification Grant has been instituted by Edson Town Council as an incentive to work together with property owners, encouraging a positive, memorable image to attract visitors, business and residents alike. In an effort to reinforce this image, Town Council has set aside funds to assist property owners along 2nd and 4th Avenues, along Main (50th) Street between 1st and 7th Avenues and along 3rd Avenue between 48th Street and 52nd Street to beautify their property by providing 50% of the cost of their beautification project to a maximum grant amount of $5,000.00 to successful applicants.
Beautification Grant Application Form
Streetscape Beautification Grant Policy
Weeping Tile Inspection Form
This form is used to ensure that the weeping tiles are installed properly and that proper procedures are used for the discharge of water. The cost of these services is included in the development permit fee.