General Appeal Board

General Appeal Board

The General Appeal Board is a quasi-judicial board established under the General Appeal Board Bylaw C-1469 and the authority of the Municipal Government Act. City council has delegated its authority to hear appeals of certain decisions to the Board where the public will benefit from independent, impartial and effective decision-making by citizen representatives.

The Board is a tribunal consisting of up to eight (8) citizen members appointed by Council who hear appeals in panels of at least 3 and no more than 5 members. 

The General Appeal Board hears appeals related to varying matters, including remedial orders and licencing decisions. 

The bylaws that allow appeals include:

The policies that allow appeals include:

Who Can Appeal

Type of DecisionWho Can Appeal
Licence DecisionOnly the person who holds or has applied for the licence
Remedial Order

Subject of the Remedial Order

If a Remedial Order is issued in respect of a premises, the owner of the premises, the occupant of the premises, or a person responsible for the contravention may appeal the Remedial Order.

Animal Licensing DecisionOwner of the subject animal
Declaration of Vicious AnimalOwner of the subject animal
Livestock Exemption DecisionPermit applicant, permit holder, or an adjoining neighbour

Filing an Appeal

You can file your appeal online here. 

The appeal fee must be paid by the deadline to request the appeal for the Notice of Appeal to be deemed complete.

If you experience technical issues filing your appeal form, please contact Access GP:

  • Phone: 311 or 780-538-0300
  • Email: info@cityofgp.com
  • By visiting City Hall between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM

They will be able to assist you with the form or provide accommodations.

If you have any questions on the content or requirements of the appeal form please contact the appeal clerk at 780-357-4954 or by emailing appeals@cityofgp.com. You will receive a response Monday to Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. 

Note: Appellants (person appealing a decision) must not contact members of the General Appeal Board regarding their appeal. All communication must be made to the Appeal Clerk or City Administration. Any such contact made directly to Board members may disqualify Board members from participating in the hearing of an appeal. Board members do not confer with City Administration on the appeal prior to hearings.

Note: For Weed Control Act & Agricultural Pest Act appeal submission information see the relevant sections below.

Fee

There is a $100.00 (plus GST) fee to submit an appeal to the General Appeal Board and you can submit it online when you submit the Notice of Appeal form.

If you experience technical issues filing your appeal fee online, please contact Access GP:

  • Phone: 311 or 780-538-0300
  • Email: info@cityofgp.com
  • By visiting Grande Prairie City Hall between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM

They will be able to assist you or provide accommodations.

The Notice of Appeal will not be deemed complete until the fee is paid. Both the fee and Notice of Appeal must be submitted before the deadline to request the appeal.

If the General Appeal Board decides in favour of the appellant or the appellant withdraws their appeal request within five business days of submitting a complete Notice of Appeal, the $100.00 fee will be refunded.

Note: For Weed Control Act & Agricultural Pest Act fee information see the relevant sections below.

There is a $100.00 (plus GST) fee to submit an appeal to the General Appeal Board. You can pay the fee by calling 780-357-4954 or 780-538-0300 and providing a credit card number; mailing a cheque payable to “The City of Grande Prairie” or going to City Hall to pay in-person.

In Person:Mail To:

Grande Prairie City Hall

Legislative Services Appeal Clerk

10205 98 Street

Grande Prairie, AB

T8V 2E7

The City of Grande Prairie

Legislative Services Appeal Clerk

P.O. Bag 4000

Grande Prairie, AB Canada

T8V 6V3

Please note, the Appeal Clerk must receive the appeal fee by the deadline to request the appeal for the Notice of Appeal to be deemed complete.

The Notice of Appeal will not be deemed complete until the fee is paid. Both the fee and Notice of Appeal must be submitted before the deadline to request the appeal.

If the General Appeal Board decides in favour of the appellant or the appellant withdraws their appeal request within five business days of submitting a complete Notice of Appeal, the $100.00 fee will be refunded.

Note: For Weed Control Act & Agricultural Pest Act fee information see the relevant sections below.

FOIP Act Policy

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33(c) and the Municipal Government Act, Sections 678 and 685. Any personal information provided by you, including contact information, will be treated as confidential, except for your name and comments you may provide. While we prioritize the protection of your personal information, please be aware that, in certain circumstances, your residential address may be disclosed publicly as part of the official records of the meetings. This disclosure is consistent with the requirements of transparency and accountability in the City of Grande Prairie’s processes. If you have concerns about the disclosure of your address, please inform us in advance, and we will make reasonable efforts to address your concerns while adhering to legal obligations and public process requirements. If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, please contact the Appeal Clerk by phone at 780-357-4954 or email appeals@cityofgp.com.

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The information herein does not constitute legal advice. For legal advice, you should retain your own independent legal counsel.