Property Information

There are various reasons for obtaining information about a specific piece of property, but it is a common requirement in real estate transactions.

Buying or Selling a Property

When purchasing a property, it is important to find out if permits and inspections were completed on previous renovations. As a seller, verifying that all permits and inspections have been completed avoid delay on a potential sale.

Compliance Certificates

A Compliance Certificate is a report from the City confirming that all buildings and structures on a property have met the regulations under the Land use Bylaw and have appropriate Development Permits.

How to apply

Apply online

Apply online


Apply in person

To apply in person, please have the following:

  • A letter of intent indicating your request for a Compliance Certificate, the property's municipal address and legal description (lot, block, plan), your contact information, and company name if applicable
  • A copy of a current Duplicate Certificate of Title for the property
  • A Real Property Report of the property, surveyed within 90 days of your application

How long will it take to approve?

Generally, you will receive a response within 7-10 business days.

Payment Methods

Online or phone

  • Visa or Mastercard

In person

  • Debit
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Visa or Mastercard

Mail

  • Cheque

Fees and charges

Encroachments

An encroachment is any portion of a building, fence, driveway, retaining wall or other structure which extends over the property line.

What are the options for encroachments?

  1. Minor encroachments are usually allowed to remain as built with an Encroachment Agreement. The City may place conditions on any future alterations.
  2. If any encroachment is determined to cause a safety hazard or interfere with City maintenance, it must be removed at the owner's cost.
  3. In some cases where the land is surplus to the City's needs, there may be a choice to purchase the land from the City.


Please see the Encroachment Policy to manage existing encroachments, authorize Encroachment Agreements, and outline a fair way of dealing with those that must be removed.

Encroachment Policy

Encroachment Agreements

An Encroachment Agreement is a written confirmation between the City and an owner of a property which allows a structure that extends onto City or public property to remain in place.

Apply online

Apply online


Apply in person

To apply in person, please have the following:

  • A letter of intent indicating why you are applying for an Encroachment Agreement, the property's municipal address and legal description (lot, block, plan), your contact information, and company name if applicable
  • A copy of a current Duplicate Certificate of Title for the property
  • A Real Property Report of the property, surveyed within 90 days of your application
  • Photographs showing the encroaching feature

How long will it take to approve?

The reviewing process may take up to six weeks, depending on the complexity of the application and workload. On approval the Encroachment Agreement will be sent to the property owner for signature. When we have the signed agreement, it will take two days to be officially executed.

If rejected, the property owner must remove the encroaching structure.

Payment Methods

Online or phone

  • Visa or Mastercard

In person

  • Debit
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Visa or Mastercard

Mail

  • Cheque

Fees and charges

Other property information disclosures

These types of requests are helpful when buying or selling your home.

Zoning Certificates

Outline the land use district of a property and if the existing structures are permitted for discretionary uses.

Permit Search

Lists any outstanding Development Permits, Building Permits or Trades Permits.

Property Cards

Provide information on work done to a property. They outline the scope of work, types of permits and the result of Safety Codes inspections. No online application available.

Environmental Compliance Certificates

Show general environmental information or Alberta environmental approvals related to a property. No online application available.

How to Apply

Apply online

Apply online


Apply in person

In person or by mail, indicate the type of request, the property address, your contact information, and company name if applicable. There is no application form.


How long will it take to approve?

Property Cards are generally processed in 1-2 business days. Zoning Certificates and Permit Searches 3-5 business days. The timeline of Environmental Compliance Certificates varies depending on issues surrounding individual properties.

Payment methods

Online or phone

  • Visa or Mastercard

In-person

  • Debit
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Visa or Mastercard

Mail

  • Cheque

Fees and Charges

Real Property Reports

A diagram prepared by a Certified Alberta Land Surveyor. Most real estate contracts require a seller to provide a Real Property Report reflecting the current state of the property and municipal compliance.

What does it include?

  • The legal description of the property
  • Dimensions of all property boundaries
  • Designation of adjacent properties, roads, lanes
  • Location and description of all relevant improvements on the property
  • Right-of-way or easements as noted on the title to the property at the date of the survey
  • Location and dimension of any visible encroachments onto, or off the property
  • Certification with the surveyor's seal

How to apply

If you need a Real Property Report or Survey Plan, contact a registered Alberta Land Surveyor. There is a charge for this service and rates vary by provider. The City does not recommend nor endorse any private surveying companies.

Home Inspections

City inspections ensure safety and compliance with all bylaws and safety codes.

Inspections


Address Change

Assigning or changing the number of a street address.

How to apply

Please come in person to Planning & Development Services and we will assist you. We will need your name, contact information and the details of your address request change, in writing. No online application available.

If the change can be accommodated within the current address ranges, the address change can occur. Once the fee is paid, the new address is circulated to City departments and you will receive written confirmation of the change.

Payment methods

There is a non-refundable fee associated with an address change application, payable when you make the request.

  • Debit
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Visa or Mastercard

Fees and Charges