Forms, Fee, and Rules
Where Subdivision Appeals are Filed
Subdivision appeals are heard by the MGB or municipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards, depending on where the land to be subdivided is located.
The MGB hears subdivision appeals where the land that is the subject of the appeal:
• Is within Alberta’s Green Area;
• Is 'adjacent' to or contains a Body of Water;
('Adjacent' means contiguous or would be contiguous if not for a railway, road, utility right of way or reserve land).
• Is adjacent to or contains (either partially or wholly) land identified on the Listing of Historic Resources or public land set aside for use as historic resources.
• Is within the following distances:
• 1600 metres of a Provincial Highway;
• 450 metres of a Hazardous Waste Management Facility;
• 450 metres of the working area of an operating Landfill;
• 300 metres of the disposal area of any Landfill;
• 300 metres of a Waste water Treatment Plant; or
• 300 metres of the working area of a Non-Hazardous Waste Storage Site.
Some of these distances may be varied in writing by a provincial government department.
**Please note Bulletins are in the process of being updated to reflect recent changes in the Legislation. If you have any questions, please contact the MGB.
- Highways (2008)
- How to prepare for an MGB hearing: Legislative Requirements (2008)
- What to Expect at a Subdivision Appeal Hearing (2012)
- Why MGB Hearings are Recorded (2012)
- What is a Subdivision Appeal? (2012)
- Where to File a Subdivision Appeal and What Happens if it is Filed at the Wrong Board? (2013)
- Frequently Cited Legislation and Regulations in Subdivision Appeals (2012)
- Common Acronyms in Subdivision Appeals (2012)
- Someone Else Appealed my Subdivision (2012)