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NEW! Environmental Sustainability Program

As part of the Strategic Plan, the City of Wetaskiwin is committed to being "a sustainable community that responsibly manages its' infrastructure, finances, and environment". That's why we're introducing the Environmental Sustainability Program - to promote development while encouraging environmental sustainability.

The Environmental Sustainability Program is comprised of three components: the low flow toilet rebate, the solar panel rebate, and the green building rebate.

  • Low Flow Toilet Rebate This rebate is available for properties with a current City of Wetaskiwin utility account in good standing. Inefficient toilets (13L or more) must be replaced with a toilet using 6L per flush or less with the WaterSense label. A rebate of $50 per toilet up to a maximum of four rebates per property, per year will be credited to the utility account.
Low Flow Toilet Brochure/Application
  • Solar Panel Rebate This rebate program recognizes the significant financial investment property owners make to lessen their environmental footprint. A rebate of $500 is available for eligible residential installations of approved solar panel systems and $1,000 for eligible non-residential installations of approved solar panel systems
Solar Panel Rebate Application 
  • Green Building Rebate This rebate program offers builders or home owners who build to a Built Green, R2000 or LEED standard a full rebate of the development fee.
Green Building Rebate Application

Development Permit Statistics

The following list of development permits issued in 2018 is updated monthly. Permits can be appealed to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board within 14 days from the decision date.

Past development permits:

Building Permit Statistics
The following list of building permits issued in 2018 is updated monthly:            
Past building permits:

Bar graph summary:
Historical Building Permits:
  • 1979 - 2013 Building Permit Summary 
    - Late 80's construction of the Reynolds Alberta Museum spiked the Institutional permit values.
    - Institutional permits peaked again in 2012 due to the construction of the Manluk Centre.
    - Commercial development has been very stable.
    - Residential permits hit a high in 2007.  Unfortunately that peak tapered off sharply for the next three       years.
Compliance Certificates
A Compliance Certificate is a confirmation from the City of Wetaskiwin that the location of the building(s) on the site complies with the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw.  It does not regulate or enforce building code requirements.  A Compliance Certificate is usually required by lending agencies and/or lawyers in the sale of property and/or mortgage approval in order to protect their clients' investments. Standard real estate purchase contracts often require the vendor to obtain a Compliance Certificate. A Compliance Certificate is not a legislative requirement, but rather a service provided by the City of Wetaskiwin.  The City does not require you to get a Compliance Certificate.
The fees for a Compliance Certificate are $100.00 for residential ($200.00 rush) and $200.00 non-residential ($400.00 rush).

Bylaw 1858-15 - Permit Fees Bylaw 
The purpose of Bylaw 1858-15 is to establish fees for safety code permits, development permits and engineering fees & charges. The fees listed below reflect the fees and charges stated in approved Bylaw 1858-15.
Bylaw 1831-14 - Safety Codes Permit Bylaw
The purpose of Bylaw 1831-14 is to regulate the form, content and costs of permits for the use, occupancy, relocation, construction or demolition of buildings and any work done to an electrical, plumbing and drainage or gas installation on required projects.
New Home Buyer Protection Act

All Albertans who buy a new home will have warranty coverage for their purchase under new legislation.  The New Home Buyer Protection Act will require builders to provide home warranty coverage for all new homes built in the province starting February 1, 2014. For more information, please contact the New Home Buyer Protection Office at 1-866-421-6929 or visit their website at

Builder Licensing
Beginning December 1, 2017, new requirements are in effect for residential builders in Alberta. All residential builders are required to have a builder license in order to construct new homes. Builder licensing applies to anyone constructing new homes, including condominiums and large multi-family homes, as well as renovations when a residential construction project requires new home warranty coverage. For more information, please contact Municipal Affairs at 1-866-421-6929 or visit their website at

High Intensity Residential Fires

View the amendments made to the Alberta Building Code regarding High Intensity Residential Fires:

Land Use Bylaw - Did You Know?
To help our citizens better understand specific regulations within the City, we are compiling facts from our Land Use Bylaw that will provide answers to some of our most popular questions.  We will continually add this information, however if you have a specific question regarding the City of Wetaskiwin Land Use Bylaw, please contact our office at 780-361-4432.
  • Issue 1 - Parking & Loading, Hard surfacing & Curbing of Parking & Loading Spaces, Landscaping, Exterior Finishes. 
  • Issue 2- Fence Permits, Objects and Uses Prohibited in Residential Areas, Utilities to Sites, Private Swimming Pools
  • Issue 3 - Lot Grading Requirement

North East Wetaskiwin Area Structure Plan (ASP)
The purpose of the North East Area Structure Plan is to establish the framework for future land development. This area is comprised of three parcels.  The largest parcel is 27.12 hectares (67.01 acres), 4.52 hectares (11.16) leased by the Wetaskiwin Lion's Campground (WLC) and a privately owned 5.88 hectare parcel.

Creeks Crossing Area Structure Plan (ASP)
The purpose of the Creeks Crossing Area Structure Plan is to provide a framework for subsequent sub-division and development of the subject lands and to ensure it is carried out in a planned and orderly fashion.

South East Industrial Area Structure Plan (ASP)
The purpose of the South East Industrial Area Structure Plan is to provide a framework for subsequent sub-division and development of the south east industrial area of the City. This bylaw will be presented to Council for their consideration at the October 14, 2014 Regular Council meeting.