The Planning, Building and Development Services Department is responsible for providing leadership in the planning and development area to ensure Medicine Hat is a safe, attractive and sustainable community. The department has three technical functions including Planning Services, Safety Codes and Development Engineering. All of these areas are supported by an Administrative Support section.
- Administrative Support delivers customer service in support of processing various applications; issuing permits and licenses; scheduling inspections; and responding to inquiries. They process all fees and charges; manage departmental records and systems; and provide administrative support to the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) and Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC).
- Engineering Services maintains current, relevant Municipal Servicing Standards and a sound framework for engineering design, review and approvals that is consistent with industry standards, legislation as well as City bylaws and policies. They work with customers to ensure all technical reviews, inspections and approvals occur through the land planning process, so that developments are serviced/built to the approved standards.
- Planning Services ensures a sound, current land planning framework exists through the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) that is consistent with City Council's priorities for a safe, sustainable and diverse community. Planning adminsters all aspects of the land planning and approvals process through open, timely and courteous service to customers. They also administer the City's Off-site Levy Bylaw and business license system.
- Safety Codes meets all requirements under the Safety Codes Act and administers the Safety Codes including plan checks, permits and inspections for all construction activity relative to building, plumbing, gas, and electric disciplines. They carry out their mandate and support customers through open, timely and courteous service.
Contact Planning, Building & Development Services:
580 First Street SE
Medicine Hat , AB T1A 8E6
General Inquiries: 403.529.8374
Fax Line: 403.502.8038