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Appeal Process

a) DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPEALS (appealing the approval, conditions of approval, or refusal of a permit)
Any decision of the Municipal Planning Commission or Development Officer can be appealed. Appeals are made to the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board and must be made within 14 days of receipt of the written decision, after:

1) the date that the notice to the public is published in the newspaper; or
2) in the case of an appeal by an applicant, the date that the notice to the applicant is deemed to have been received.

b) SUBDIVISION APPEALS
A decision of the Municipal Planning Commission or Subdivision Officer can be appealed. Letters of Appeal are made to the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board and must be made within 14 days of receipt of the written decision. An Appeal can only be initiated by:

1) the applicant
2) a Provincial Government department if the application is required to be referred to that department
3) school authority with respect to:
a. the allocation of municipal reserve and school reserve or money in place of the reserve,
b. the location of school reserve allocated to it, or
c. the amount of school reserve or money in place of the reserve.

c) STOP ORDERS
Any issuance of a Stop Order by a Development Officer can be appealed. Letters of Appeal are made to the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board and must be made within 14 days of receipt of the written order.

d) UNSIGHTLY PROPERTY
A request for a review of an Order to Remedy Unsightly Property are made to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and must be made within 7 days of the date that the Order is received.

All adjacent landowners of the parcel are notified in writing of the Appeal.
Appeals within a certain distance of the highway, a body of water, or a sewage treatment, or waste management facility are handled by the Provincial Government, as set out in the provincial subdivision and development regulations.

If you require further information regarding Appeal deadlines and Board procedures, please contact the Appeal Board Office at:

Phone: 403.529.8234
Email: angcru@medicinehat.ca
Last updated: 1/29/2016 2:49:38 PM