Are you looking to make an improvement on your property? Build a deck or a garage? Build a commercial development? Change the zoning on your property? Are you looking to subdivide your property into two or more lots? All of these developments involve the Planning Department.

Planning is the lead department for all land development applications including Subdivisions, Land Use Amendments (Rezoning), Development Permits, Sign Permits, Beautification Grants, and Administration of the Edson and Glenwood Cemetery to name a few.

The Planning Department also prepares and maintains the Town's Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP), Municipal Development Plan (MDP), and Land Use Bylaw (LUB), which form the basis for guiding growth and development in Edson.

We would love to hear from you. A pre-application meeting is helpful in your planning process. We can answer your questions regarding your development goals or any other planning related inquiries to help you get started. 

To book an appointment, the Planning Department can be contacted by phone at 780.723.4402 or by email at

NOTE: Section 14(1)(i) of Land Use Bylaw 2070 states that the construction of a pre-manufactured accessory building less than 10.0m2 in area, or a patio less than 15.0m2 is exempt from a development permit, provided that the side and rear setbacks in your zone are maintained, does not exceed your zones parcel coverage, and is not constructed on or over a utlitiy right-of-way (URW) or easement of any kind. 


This interactive map helps you in the pre-planning stages of your development. Navigate, draw, and print an overhead view of your property to include in your development permit application. 

Please contact us at 780-723-4402 if you need help using WebMap.