NEW! Tax incentives for new or expanding development.
If you are considering a new business development or expansion of an existing business, read on!
Non-Residential Tax Incentive Bylaw 2023/06
Under the new non-residential tax incentive bylaw, new commercial or industrial developments, or expansions of existing developments, with assessed values of $100,000 or more, can apply for a one-year tax exemption. Developments valued over $250,000 could see a 100 per cent tax exemption in year one, and a 50 per cent tax exemption in year two. Higher-valued developments would be eligible for up to 5 years of tax exemptions
Tax exemptions for new development would not be granted automatically. Property owners would have to apply for the program and meet other criteria such as:
- Be compliant with all applicable municipal, provincial and federal regulations.
- Hold all municipal accounts in good standing (ie: utilities, taxes and development permits).
- Pay applicable education and seniors housing requisitions in full, as the tax exemption would only apply to the municipal portion of property taxation, Tax exemptions will only be applied to new construction or expansion developments - not to the land.
Questions? Contact the Planning & Community Development Department today! Phone 403-847-5260.
The Planning and Community Development Department has three areas of responsibility:
- Planning and Development
- Economic Development
- Protective Services
Planning and development projects and initiatives within the Town of Rocky Mountain House are carried out by this department, as well as the economic development goals stated in the 2012 - 2015 Economic Development Strategy.
The Rocky Mountain House Protective Services Department is responsible for enforcing municipal bylaws the Traffic Safety Act and other various Provincial Statutes within Town limits. Three community peace officers often work in tandem with the municipal RCMP force to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and visitors.
Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS) provides contracted planning services to the Town of Rocky Mountain. PCPS provides subdivision review, as well as statutory plan review for all the town’s planning documents. Please contact PCPS at 403-343-3394 or refer to the subdivision information about the subdivision process.
Dean Schweder - Director
5116 50th Ave.
Rocky Mountain House
AB T4T 1B2
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Town of Rocky Mountain House’s Multi-Disciplines Quality Management Plan has been approved by the Alberta Safety Codes Council. As of July 27, the Planning and Community Development Department will be able to issue all the required permits needed for a new dwelling, renovations or upgrades for residences and businesses of Rocky Mountain House. Apply for your development, building, gas, electrical and plumbing permits in one place!
The Town of Rocky Mountain House is pleased to offer this streamlined service to residents, contractors and businesses. Phone 403-847-5260 for details. Multi-discipline permits can be issued as of July 27, 2020.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
Why do I need a Development Permit?
A development permit is required for any new development within the town. Development permit approval ensures that the proposed development, whether a use or new building, conforms to all the regulations of the Land Use Bylaw.
How do I apply for a Development Permit?
Print off the Development Permit application form, include a site plan for your development, and submit to the Department of Planning and Community Development along with the applicable Development Permit Application fee.
How do I apply for a Building Permit?
Print off the Building Permit Application Form, include construction plans and a site plan, and submit to the Department of Planning and Community Development along with the applicable Building Permit Application fee.
How do I apply for a Business License?
Print off the Business License Application form and submit to Department of Planning and Community Development along with the applicable Business License fee.
What is my land use zoning?
Please see the town's land use zoning map and find your property on the map to determine your zoning.
Do I need a permit for a Fence?
The Town of Rocky Mountain House does not issue development or building permits for fences. If you are going to construct a fence, we ask you make sure the fence is within or on your property line, and that the fence regulations of the Land Use Bylaw are followed. Click here to access the Town of Rocky Mountain House's fence brochure.