Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

Charter Bylaw 18484

August 20, 2018

86.       Secondary Suites

Bylaw 12961

February 4, 2002 

Bylaw 14750

December 12, 2007

Bylaw 15036

February 2, 2009



A Secondary Suite shall comply with the following regulations:


  1. The maximum Floor Area of the Secondary Suite, excluding the area covered by stairways, shall be less than the Floor Area of the principal Dwelling.

  2. A Secondary Suite shall be developed in such a manner that the exterior of the principal Dwelling containing the Secondary Suite shall appear as a single Dwelling from a public roadway other than a Lane.

Bylaw 18115

July 10, 2017

Effective Date: September 1, 2017

Charter Bylaw 18967

August 26, 2019

Charter Bylaw 19429

November 3, 2020

Charter Bylaw 19503

February 9, 2021

Charter Bylaw 19679

June 29, 2021


  1. Only one of a Secondary Suite or a Garden Suite may be developed in conjunction with each principal Dwelling, except in the RF1, RF2, RF3, GLG, and GLD Zones where one Secondary Suite and one Garden Suite may both be developed in conjunction with a Single Detached Housing, Multi-unit Housing in the form of Row Housing, or Semi-detached Housing where permitted in the zone.

Bylaw 17643

May 25, 2016

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

Charter Bylaw 19490

November 5, 2020

Charter Bylaw 19502

February 9, 2021

  1. A Secondary Suite shall not be developed within the same principal Dwelling containing Supportive Housing.

Charter Bylaw 18967

August 26, 2019


  1. Secondary Suites shall not be included in the calculation of maximum densities in this Bylaw. Secondary Suites shall be included in the calculation of minimum densities in this Bylaw.

  1. When a Secondary Suite is accessory to a Discretionary Use in a Zone, the development permit for the Secondary Suite is not valid until the development permit for the Discretionary Use is valid.