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We do not accept cats please contact Northern Lights Regional Humane Society for assistance with cats.
Call 780-926-2201 to report a lost or found dog. If Peace Officers are not on duty, be advised that Public Works will only pick up a dog if it is in your custody. Public Works will not respond to dogs on the loose.
You are required to renew your dog licence at the beginning of each year.
You can have up to four dogs, the fourth dog will be an additional $100 to register.
You can purchase a dog licence at the town hall. Spayed and neutered dogs cost $10 and if your dog is not spayed or neutered it will cost $30 per dog. For more information please call (780)926-2201.
Yes, if the deck is 2 feet or more off the ground.
Yes. Your home was built off-site to a standard, however, the on-site work, such as foundation/or blocking, still requires a permit.
If you have to make alterations to your gas piping and/or venting, you will be required to get a permit.
You may be subject to fines, doubled permit costs, or a stop order may be issued halting all work.
Getting permits and calling for inspections ensures work is done properly. Our Examiners can determine if something does not meet Code prior to construction, and it is much easier to correct a problem on paper than it is after it is constructed. Our Field Inspectors often find problems that, if left uncorrected, can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the future. An example of this might be additions (including sun rooms & garages) that are not on proper foundations. These may settle, tearing away from the home, causing damage to the siding and creating leaks.
If a problem should arise, such as an accident due to improper wiring, gas-fitting or structural integrity, and the proper permits were not in place, the insurance company may not cover the accident. Even if you have someone else do the work, as the homeowner, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that the proper permits are in place.
Permits and inspections are a preventative measure now, at a small cost, to avoid major problems in the future. Purchasing permits and inspections is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
The following are examples of installations that require permits:
Services will include, but are not limited to, a Plan review and Report, Technical Advice, Site Inspections and Reports as well as a final Status Report.
Permits are valid for one year, provided the project is not suspended for more than 120 days and work has commenced within 90 days of the permit issued.
If you have hired contractors to do the work, they are responsible to obtain the permits. If you are doing the work, you should obtain the permit provided you are the owner and live at the property (some restrictions may apply).
Council Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of the month, with the exceptions of July, August and December. The current Regular Council Meeting schedule can be found here.
Please see Payment Methods.
Property taxes are typically due on June 28. Payment can be made via online banking, cash, debit card, cheque, wire transfer or electronic funds transfer. Mailed payments must be post-marked on or before June 28, to be considered on time. If you have not received your Tax Notice or if you have any questions, please contact the Taxation Department at 780-821-4006 or email email@example.com If you are on the Pre-authorized Payment Plan for property taxes, your payments will continue as normal.
You can view the Peace or Bylaw officers contact information here.
Yes you do!
You can obtain a fire permit by coming into the Town Hall and speaking with the front desk staff.
Before you can get a permit you must;
- Be the owner of the property or have written permission from the landlord.
- If you are building the fire pit you must contact Alberta One Call (1-800-242-3447) and have the utility locates done in your yard to insure the fire pit is not over any important lines.
- Once the previous steps are complete you can fill out the fire permit application and pay the $10 fee.
- Once the application is filled out and payment is received a Bylaw Officer will inspect your property and give you the complete permit.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the Town Office at 780-926-2201 or visit the How to Apply for a Fire Permit Page.
Please contact ATCO Electric and let them know where the street lamp is located.
ATCO's phone number is 1-800-668-2248
You can contact Jena Clarke 780-821-4026.
There is a limit of Four (4) Garbage receptacles per household.
the weekly Garbage pick up is paid for each month on your utility bill as a waste collection fee. The waste collection fee includes the contract fee charged weekly for garbage pickup on Thursdays and (one) monthly voucher to dispose a maximum of (250 kilograms) of waste at the landfill.
Yes! Yard waste; such as leaves and grass must be stored in clear or biodegradable bags and can be placed at the curb with your garbage.
Yard waste bags do not count as one of your 4 bins and there is no limit to how many bags you may have at the curb.
Garbage pick up day is every Thursday, you can have up to 4 bins. Bins should be placed at the curb Thursday morning and removed after they have been emptied. Bins must have proper covers. If you have any questions please contact the town office or view the Town Garbage Bylaw.
If you have an after-hours emergency requiring the main water service CC valve on your property to be shut off, please phone the 24/7 Public Works on-call phone at 780-841-1232. Please note that an after-hours callout fee of $100.00 – plus the regular $50.00 water turn-on or shutoff fee – will be added to your next Town utilities bill.
To request non-emergency shutoff or turn-on of your main water service CC valve, contact the Utilities Department at 780-821-4006 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least one business day before your desired shutoff/turn-on date. The regular $50.00 water turn-on or shutoff fee will be added to your next Town utilities bill.
A development permit is not required for the following:
The registered owner, or a person with a legal or equitable interest in a site, may apply, upon payment of such fee as may be prescribed by Council from time to time, to the Development Authority for a Compliance Certificate.
The applicant for a Compliance Certificate shall submit an original Real Property Report for the site. Any original Real Property Report that is dated for a period of more than 90 days from the date of the application must be submitted with a Statutory Declaration.
The Compliance Certificate shall only cover those buildings or parts thereof, shown of the Real Property Report as provided by the applicant.
A home occupation is defined as an accessory development in a dwelling or unit, or its garage, for a business operated by a permanent resident of the dwelling unit. The business being incidental and secondary to the use of the building for dwelling purposes and does not change the essential residential character or appearance of such building. Home Occupations are discretionary uses and require the completion of a Development Permit Application (PDF).
Development and building permits will be required prior to construction. All basement development and use must conform to the Town of High Level Land Use Bylaw.
Application Procedure: You will have to submit the following information upon application:
A deck shall:
Regulations are as follows:
A development permit and building permit are required for the construction of a house. A development permit is authorization by planning services that your application for home construction conforms with the regulations of the Land Use Bylaw. When submitting a Development Permit application, the following steps are required:
Renovations may require a building permit depending on the scope of the project.
Development fees range from $65 to $200 depending on the location of the property. Building fees are fees based on $6 per $1,000 of construction value. Plumbing, gas and electrical fees vary.
Make a report by telephone at 780-926-2201, or in person at the Town Office.
If it is an emergency please call 911. For Bylaw related inquires please call 780-821-4004. For all other inquiries please call 780-926-2201.