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

  1. Only one of a Secondary Suite or a Garden Suite may be developed in conjunction with each principal Dwelling.

Bylaw 17643

May 25, 2016

Bylaw 17831

November 28, 2016

  1. A Secondary Suite shall not be developed within the same principal Dwelling containing a Group Home or Limited Group Home, Child Care Services or a Major Home Based Business, unless the Secondary Suite is an integral part of a Bed and Breakfast Operation in the case of a Major Home Based Business.

  2. A maximum of one Household shall occupy a Secondary Suite.

  3. Secondary Suites shall not be included in the calculation of densities in this Bylaw.

  4. 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.