Setting Up a Business

Development Permit Process

Development Permits for Commercial Businesses:
For those opening a commercial premise in a commercial facility or purchasing land to build a commercial facility:

  1. Contact the following people listed below from your respective municipality and provide details about your business and desired location(s) to determine:
    • If your business is a permitted, discretionary or non-permitted use at that location(s),
    • the permits you will be required to obtain;
  2. If your business is a permitted use at your desired location or you are comfortable with the process as a discretionary use, you can secure your location.
    • Note: If your proposed location is considered a discretionary use, there is a more extensive process and waiting period to determine whether your business will be allowed at that location.  You may want to consider reserving the location or placing a caveat on any lease or purchase that says “subject to municipal approval”;
  3. Begin the process of completing the permit applications if required;
  4. Once your location is finalized and your permits have been approved, you may begin advertising; 
  5. Obtain a business license before opening your doors to customers;
  6. Open your business.

For those opening a home based businesses:

  1. Contact the following people listed below from your respective municipality and provide details about your business and the location of your home to determine:
    • If your business is a permitted, discretionary or non-permitted use at those locations,
    • the permits you will be required to obtain;
  2. Fill out the permit applications if required;
  3. Obtain a business license once the permits are approved;
  4. Open your home-based business.

Catherine Murray | caoatacme.ca | (403) 546-3783 | Acme

Marilyn McArthur | communityatbassano.ca | (403) 641-3788 | Bassano

Joanne Lambert | beisekeratbeiseker.com | (403) 947-3774 | Beiseker

Margaret McClarty | carbon.caoatgmail.com | (403) 572-3244 | Carbon

Jean Marc | jlacasseatchestermere.ca | (403) 207-7093 | Chestermere

Blaine Peterson | officeatvillageofhussar.ca | (403) 787-3766 | Hussar

Tanya | cscatirricana.com | (403) 935-4672 | Irricana

Patrick Earl | patrick.earlatkneehillcounty.com | (403) 443-5541 | Kneehill County

Amy Beattie | clerkatlinden.ca | (403) 546-3888 | Linden

Elaine Macdonald | caoatrockyford.ca | (403) 533-3950 | Rockyford

David Kalinchuk | dkalinchukatrockyview.ca | (403) 230-1401 | Rockyview County

Leah Jensen | caoatvillageofstandard.ca | (403) 644-3968 | Standard

developmentatstrathmore.ca | (403) 934-3133 option 2 | Strathmore

Jacqueline Buchanan | jbuchananatthreehills.ca | (403) 443-5822 | Three Hills

Jamie Collins | grantwriterattown.trochu.ab.ca | (403) 442-3085 | Trochu

Kim Sandbeck | kim.sandbeckatwheatlandcounty.ca | (403) 934-3321 | Wheatland County

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