Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

12.2     No Development Permit Required

Bylaw 15635

January 31, 2011

Bylaw 17151

April 13, 2015

Bylaw 17767

September 19, 2016

  1. A Development Permit is not required for:

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

  1. Rural Farms buildings, other than those used as Dwellings;

  2. flood control and hydroelectric dams;

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

Bylaw 17767

September 19, 2016

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Bylaw 17901

March 6, 2017

  1. an Accessory building 10.0 m2 or less in area, provided it complies with the regulations of this Bylaw and is not a Hen Enclosure;

Bylaw 15635

January 31, 2011

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

  1. interior alterations and maintenance to a residential building provided that such alterations and maintenance do not result in an increase in the number of Dwellings, within the building or on the Site, nor in a change of the Use or the introduction of another Use;

Charter Bylaw 18613

November 26, 2018

  1. interior alterations and maintenance to a non-residential building, including mechanical or electrical work, provided that neither the Use nor the intensity of Use is changed, nor that another Use is added, except in accordance with subsection 12.2(1)(f);

  2. a change of Use, provided that:

  1. it does not result in exterior alterations to the building or Site;

  2. it does not result in additional gross Floor Area to the building;

  3. it is a Permitted Use;

  4. it complies with regulations that restrict the size and location of the Use in the applicable Zone; and

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

  1. the change of Use is for one or more of the following Uses:

  1. Business Support Services

  2. Commercial Schools

  3. Convenience Retail Stores

  4. Community Recreation Services

  5. Creation and Production Establishments

  6. Equipment Rentals, provided that all equipment and goods for rent are contained within an enclosed building

  7. Greenhouses, Plant Nurseries and Garden Centres, provided that all goods are contained within an enclosed building

  8. General Retail Stores

  9. Government Services

Charter Bylaw 19502

February 9, 2021

  1. Health Services

Charter Bylaw 19502

February 9, 2021

  1. Household Repair Services

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

  1. Indoor Participant Recreation Services

  2. Limited Contractor Services

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

  1. Market

  2. Media Studios

  3. Minor Amusement Establishments

  4. Mobile Catering Food Services

  5. Personal Service Shops, not including those operating as a Body Rub Centre

  6. Professional, Financial, and Office Support Services

  7. Public Libraries and Cultural Exhibits

  8. Public Parks

  9. Specialty Food Services, for less than 100 occupants and 120 m2 of Public Space, and not including Drive-in Food Services

  10. Restaurants, for less than 200 occupants and 240 m2 of Public Space, and not including Drive-in Food Services

  11. Veterinary Services

  12. Warehouse Sales

  1. the use of a building or part thereof as a temporary polling station, Returning Officer's headquarters, candidate's campaign office or any other official temporary Use in connection with a federal, provincial or municipal election, referendum or census;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17062

July 9, 2015

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. the construction of any Fence, wall or gate not exceeding 1.85 m in Height, provided that the erection of such structure does not contravene any provision of this Bylaw;

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. the construction of Privacy Screening, provided that the erection of such structure does not contravene any provision of this Bylaw;

Bylaw 16859

June 24, 2014

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Charter Bylaw 18381

May 7, 2018

  1. a temporary structure, the sole purpose of which is incidental to the erection or alteration of a building for which a Development Permit has been granted under this Bylaw;

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. the erection of towers and poles, television and other communication aerials, masts or transmitting structures where:

  1. the zoning of the Site is not residential and such structures are freestanding and do not cause a load to be placed upon a building through their attachment or placement upon such buildings;

  2. such structures are to be used for cellular telephone or personal communication services signal transmission; and

  3. notwithstanding that no Development Permit is required, any development pertaining to the aforementioned transmitting structures in this section shall comply with, as applicable:

  1. the requirements for Radio Communication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems established by Industry Canada;

  2. City Policy C471C; and

  3. any other relevant legislation;

Bylaw 13117

July 8, 2002

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. the parking or storage, or both, of any uninhabited Recreational Vehicle in a Residential Zone, where such parking or storage fully complies with the regulations of Section 45 of this Bylaw;

  2. the construction and maintenance of an Essential Utility Services development;

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Bylaw 17973

April 27, 2017

  1. Landscaping, where the existing Grade and natural surface drainage pattern is not materially altered, provided the Landscaping complies with Section 55, except where Landscaping forms part of a development which requires a Development Permit;  

Bylaw 15635

January 31, 2011

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Charter Bylaw 18381

May 7, 2018

  1. minor structures, not exceeding 1.85 m in Height which are Accessory to Residential Uses, such as a barbecue, bird feeder, dog house, or lawn sculpture;

Bylaw 17767

September 19, 2016

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. demolition of a building or structure where a Development Permit has been issued for a new development on the same Site, and the demolition of the existing building or structure is implicit in that Development Permit;

Bylaw 17151

April 13, 2015

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Charter Bylaw 18381

May 7, 2018

  1. the temporary Use of a portion of a building or structure for which a Development Permit has been granted under this Bylaw for the marketing of the building or structure, excluding Residential Sales Centres and all related Sign Uses;

Bylaw 16945

September 22, 2014

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

Bylaw 17422

November 16, 2015

Effective Date: December 1, 2015

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Charter Bylaw 18381

May 7, 2018

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

  1. A Platform Structure or unenclosed step, including a landing, that is located entirely within a Rear Yard or interior Side Yard, and is 1.2 m or less in Height, above the ground at its highest point excluding railings, which complies with the regulations and Overlays of this Bylaw;

  2. an accessibility ramp, provided that the erection of such structure does not contravene any provision of this Bylaw;

  3. the following Signs or activities:

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

    1. official notices, Signs, placards or bulletins required or permitted to be displayed pursuant to the provisions of federal, provincial or municipal legislation;

    2. Signs erected on the authorization of the Transportation Services for the direction or control of traffic or pedestrian movement;

    3. municipal address numbers or letters displayed on the premises to which they refer;

    4. Seasonal or Holiday Decorations;

Bylaw 17767

September 19, 2016

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. any Sign inside any building intended for viewing from within the interior of the building;

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. Freestanding Signs, to a maximum Height of 3.0 m, located on the interior of a Site, not intended to be viewed from the Abutting public roadways;

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

Bylaw 16313

January 21, 2013

Bylaw 16488

July 2, 2013

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

      1. changing the Copy of any Changeable Copy Sign, Temporary Sign, Off-premises Sign, Freestanding On-premises Sign, Major Digital Sign, Minor Digital On-premises Signs, Minor Digital Off-premises Signs or Minor Digital On-premises Off-premises Signs;

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

      1. changing the Copy of On-premises Fascia Sign, On-premises Roof Sign, On-premises Projecting Sign, or On-premises Freestanding Sign, without altering the Use, location, size, Height or general design of the Sign, including method of illumination;

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. non-illuminated Fascia On-premises Signs not exceeding 0.5 m2 in Sign Area;

Bylaw 16313

January 21, 2013

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

      1. Temporary non-illuminated Directional Signs not exceeding a Height of 1.2 m or a maximum Sign Area of 1.0 m2 when located within a Residential Zone;

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

      1. illuminated or non-illuminated Signs not exceeding a Height of 1.5 m or a maximum Sign Area of 1.0 m2 when located within a non-Residential Zone; including but not limited to Directional Signs, sandwich board Signs and real estate Signs;

Bylaw 16313

January 21, 2013

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

      1. non-illuminated Temporary On-premises Signs for real estate which are less than 2.0 m in Height and a maximum Sign Area of 5.0 m2;

Bylaw 16313

January 21, 2013

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

      1. any Sign painted on or affixed to the interior of a window in a Commercial Zone or Industrial Zone for less than 30 days;

Bylaw 17487

January 25, 2016

Effective Date: April 1, 2016

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Bylaw 18305

February 26, 2018

Effective Date: May 1, 2018

      1. any Development Permit Notification Sign required by Section 20.6 of this Bylaw;

Bylaw 17151

April 13, 2015

Bylaw 17767

September 19, 2016

  1. any minor development within a Direct Control Provision which is similar to other developments listed under subsection 12.2;

Bylaw 17767

September 19, 2016

  1. trails and paths, including pedestrian and fitness trails and paths, on a Site within the area of application of the North Saskatchewan River Valley and Ravine System Protection Overlay, that have been deemed essential by Council;

Bylaw 17403

October 19, 2015

Effective date: February 1, 2016

Bylaw 17727

August 22, 2016

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Bylaw 17901

March 6, 2017

Bylaw 17934

April 10, 2017

  1. A Solar Collector mounted on the roof of a building that:

  1. is mounted on a building not listed on the Inventory & Register of Historic Resources in Edmonton;

  2. is located on a Site zoned to allow Single Detached Housing as a Permitted Use, or the RF5 Zone; and

  3. complies with the provisions of this Bylaw.

  1. Urban Gardens and Urban Outdoor Farms that:

  1. do not involve buildings greater than 10.0 m2 or Hen Enclosures;

  2. are a Permitted Use;

  3. are located in a PU Zone or a Zone where a Residential Use  or the Public Parks Use is a Permitted Use, except in the CB3 or Downtown Special Area Zones; and

  4. comply with the regulations of this Bylaw;

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. notwithstanding anything contained in any Direct Control Provision, no person shall require a Development Permit for a Use identified as Foster Homes.

Charter Bylaw 18613

November 26, 2018

  1. a Minor Home Based Business that fully complies with the regulations of this Bylaw and is a Permitted Use in the applicable Zone.

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

  1. a Special Event that fully complies with the regulations of Section 91.1 of this Bylaw and:

  1. is on a Site zoned US, PU, AP, A or AN owned by the City of Edmonton;

  2. is for the purpose of seasonal plant sales Accessory to a non Residential or non Residential-Related Use and complies with the regulations of Section 91.2(b); or

  3. does not exceed 7 consecutive days, or 7 cumulative days per calendar year.

bb. Signs associated with a Special Event, provided the Signs are Temporary Signs, do not contain Digital Copy and are located on the same Site as the Special Event for no longer than the duration of the Special Event.

Charter Bylaw 18673

March 11, 2019

cc. Within Special Area Edmonton South, a Development Permit is not required for the following, provided they comply with all relevant provisions of this Bylaw:

  1. Accessory building not exceeding 10.0 m2 (107.6 sq.ft.) in area and 2.0 m (6.5 ft.) in height;

  2. Agriculture, Extensive; Agriculture, Livestock or Agriculture, Horticulture use, structure, excavation or building in a district where the use is listed as permitted, including but not limited to a barn, hay shed, machine shed, livestock shelter, granary, dugout, and the outdoor storage of equipment, supplies and products directly associated with the agricultural operation, but not including a dwelling; Notwithstanding the foregoing, these exemptions do not apply to Cannabis or any Cannabis related uses.

  3. Deck up to 40.0 m2 (430 sq.ft.) with a floor level not exceeding 0.6 m (1.9 ft.) above building grade;

  4. Demolition of a building or structure where the demolition is implicit in an approved development permit for new development on the site;

  5. Fence, gate, or wall no more than 2.0 m (6.5 ft.) in height, or in a non-residential area, a chain-link security fence no more than 2.5 m (8.2 ft.) in height;

  6. Foster home approved by the Province;

  7. Home Based Business – Type 1;

  8. Interior building alteration, provided the alteration is not a structural alteration and does not increase the number of dwellings or the intensity of a non-residential use;

  9. Landscaping, including sidewalks, driveways, retaining walls, and patios, where the existing lot grade and natural drainage pattern is not significantly altered and will not create off-site impacts;

  10. Outdoor storage of two (2) unlicensed vehicles per dwelling provided such storage is not within a front yard;

  11. Play structures not exceeding 10.0 m2 (107.6 sq ft. ) in area and 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) in height;

  12. Construction of municipal improvements in accordance with a valid development agreement, or exempted under provincial or federal legislation;

  13. Signs, in accordance with the provisions of 1000.7 of this Bylaw and limited to the following:

  1. election signs, official notices, signs placards or bulletins required or
    permitted to be displayed pursuant to the provisions of federal, provincial or municipal legislation;

  2. signs erected by and relating to the function of public or quasi-public bodies;

  3. municipal address numbers or letters displayed on premises to which they refer;

  4. seasonal or holiday decorations;

  5. signs not exceeding 2.0 m2 (21.5 sq. ft.) for the purpose of identification, direction and warning or relating to an institution of a religious, educational, cultural, recreational or similar character, and limited to one sign per lot or building;

  6. temporary signs relating to the sale of real estate or agricultural products, onsite construction projects or hiring of workers and not exceeding 3.0 m2 (32.3 sq. ft.), provided that the signs are removed within 7 days after completion of the events to which the signs relate.

  7. temporary signs advertising garage sales, yard sales and events of a similar nature and not exceeding 1.0 m2 (10.7 sq. ft.), provided that the signs are removed within 48 hours after the events to which the signs relate;

  8. interior window signs in industrial or commercial districts; and

  9. signs, no larger than 0.4 m2 (4.3 sq. ft.), for the direction and control of vehicles, pedestrians and parking.

  1. Clearing, stripping, grading or excavation of land for agricultural purposes, public roads, as an integral part of a project for which a development permit has been issued or as a condition of a development agreement with the City;

  2. Temporary building required for construction, maintenance, alteration or marketing of an approved development, provided it complies with this Bylaw, any other bylaw of the City, or the Airport Vicinity Protection Area Regulation, and it is removed within 30 days of project completion;

  3. Temporary use of a building or part thereof as a polling station, returning officer’s headquarters, candidate’s campaign office and any other official temporary use in connection with a federal, provincial or municipal election, referendum or census;

  4. Developments that are exempted in whole or in part from municipal regulations under provincial legislation, including but not limited to a highway or road, a well or battery within the meaning of the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, and a pipeline or an installation or structure incidental to the operation of a pipeline;

  5. Developments that are exempted in whole or in part from municipal regulations under federal legislation including but not limited to telecommunications systems; and

  6. Landscaping,

  1. in all Zones, where the amount of topsoil or similar material being deposited, does not exceed 100 cubic metres, providing that the material deposited is sourced from within the confines of the subject parcel in which the landscaping is to occur, and does not impede or interfere with the natural flow of surface water onto adjacent lands or into public ditches.

  2. in all Zones, where no more than 10 cubic metres of topsoil or similar material is being deposited, excluding the (AES) Agricultural Edmonton South Zone, in which the provisions of section 1000.9 are applicable

  1. The storage of one personal company vehicle up to a 5 ton capacity, not intended for business use on the premises, within the Agricultural Edmonton South Zone and the Country Residential Edmonton South Zone (RCES);

  2. The personal storage of one personal company vehicle of a maximum 1-ton weight, not intended for business use on the premises in all other zones not specified in 12.2(1)(cc)(xx) providing that parking is supplied as per 1000.5(8) (Parking and Loading).

Charter Bylaw 19339

June 9, 2020

Charter Bylaw 19511

January 2, 2021

dd.  Exterior alterations for the development of a patio that are Accessory to Bars and Neighbourhood Pubs, Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries, Restaurants or a Specialty Food Services Use that is operating under an existing valid Development Permit and complies with the following:

  1. The new or expanded patio space shall comply with the requirements of the underlying Zone and Overlay.

  2. Notwithstanding 12.2(1)(dd)(i), no part of a patio shall encroach into any Setbacks defined by the Zone in which the patio is located, except in those parts of the Setback with lawn, Hardsurfaced materials, or decorative Hardsurfacing ground cover. Existing trees and shrubs may not be removed.

  3. On-site parking may be used for patio space, except the required number of designated barrier free Vehicle Parking, which must remain available for parking use.

  4. Permanent fences and barriers, planters, Platform Structures such as decks or stages shall comply with the Zone and shall not exceed 1.2 m in Height;

  5. Subject to the approval of the applicable City Department, no part of the patio, including exit gates, shall open or encroach into road right-of-way.

  6. No audio-visual equipment may be installed at a Height exceeding 2.1 m above Grade, measured to the middle of the device, and shall not be attached to a building. Televisions, speakers, and video displays must be oriented facing away from vehicle traffic and shall not be arranged consecutively to create a wall or visual obstruction.

ee.  Exterior alterations for the development of an outdoor retail space that are Accessory to Convenience Retail Stores, General Retail Stores or Market Use, that is operating under an existing valid Development Permit and complies with the following:

  1. The new or expanded outdoor retail space shall comply with the requirements of the underlying Zone and Overlay.

  2. Notwithstanding 12.2(1)(ee)(i), no part of an outdoor retail space shall encroach into any Setbacks defined by the Zone in which the outdoor retail space is located, except in those parts of the Setback with lawn, Hardsurfaced materials, or decorative Hardsurfacing ground cover. Existing trees and shrubs may not be removed.

  3. On-site parking may be used for outdoor retail space, except the required number of designated barrier free Vehicle Parking, which must remain available for parking use.

  4. Permanent fences and barriers, planters, Platform Structures such as decks or stages shall comply with the Zone and shall not exceed 1.2 m in Height.

  5. The sale and on-site consumption of alcohol, tobacco, or cannabis is not permitted in an outdoor retail space.

  6. Cooking or food and drink preparation is not permitted in an outdoor retail space.

  7. Subject to the approval of the applicable City Department, no part of the outdoor retail space, including exit gates, shall open or encroach into road right-of-way.

  8. No outdoor speakers or sound systems may be used.

Charter Bylaw 19275

June 23, 2020

Effective: July 2, 2020

 

ff.  A Vehicle Parking Use that is part of a development that contains a principal Use.

Charter Bylaw 19679

June 29, 2021

gg. Major Home based Business, operating as Home based Child Care, for up to six children.

 

 

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

  1. Notwithstanding Section 12.2.1 of this Bylaw, a development permit shall be required for the following developments on all Sites which include a residential use in the Zone and are located within the area of application of the North Saskatchewan River Valley and Ravine System Protection Overlay:

  1. any Accessory building, Platform Structure or structure or the removal of any Accessory building, Platform Structure or structure;

  2. Urban Gardens or Urban Outdoor Farms;

  3. cisterns, septic tanks, or other underground water and wastewater retention facilities; and

  4. Water Retention Structures.