Permits, Licenses & Forms

Permits, Licenses & Forms

This page contains a list of all the forms on our website in alphabetical order. Some frequently requested forms have been placed at the top of the list. Narrow down your search by using the department and category filters below.

Category: License Application
All cats and dogs must be licensed with the City of Grande Prairie by the age of three (3) months so we can contact you if your pet gets lost. All cats and dogs must wear their current animal license/tag when off their owner's property. Registering your animal, renewals and tag replacements are available online via eServices or in person at City on 99. Proof of your animal(s) being spayed or neutered may be requested by an officer. Please contact our Animal Licensing department directly at 780-830-5790 with any questions you may have. Under our current Animals and Responsible Pet Ownership …
Category: License Application
The City of Grande Prairie issues licences for businesses, business activities, and persons engaged in business. Business licensing bylaws are enacted to protect public health and safety, and a business licence serves as a confirmation that a business complies with local laws and regulations. This applies to:  Every separate business entity, trade, profession, industry, occupation, employment, calling or person providing goods or services, with the intent of making a profit, operating in the City of Grande Prairie is required to hold a valid City of Grande Prairie business licence.
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description A Development Permit is needed for most new construction, additions/alterations or changes of use. If you are planning changes such as constructing or renovating a building or changing the use of a building, you will need permits from the Planning and Development Department. Development permits deal with a development's impact on surrounding properties. Building permits deal with the structural stability of buildings and the health and safety of the building's occupants. View more information about Development Permits. Fees and Timelines:  The fee for a commercial/industrial or…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Anyone wanting to do work on city property, must fill out an engineering services permit request. Fees and Timelines Permit Requested Associated Fee Barricade Permit No fee Excavation Permit $100.00 Crossing Permit $500.00 Storm Sewer Connection Permit $500.00 Engineering Services permit requests are processed within three business days of being received. Submission Information Completed requests may be emailed to eng_permits@cityofgp.com or dropped off at the City Service Centre. Attention: Field Inspector City Service Centre, P.O. Bag 4000 9505 112 Street Grande Prairie, AB. T8V 6H8…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Please note that 48 hours notice is required when booking an inspection. Submit your inspection request online
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Application Requirements This application is required apply for permits related to home improvements. Such improvements could be developing a basement, adding a deck or building a shed. Please see the Home Improvements page for further details. Submission Information Please submit a complete application via email to: inspections@cityofgp.com  Also Known As Residential Alteration Application, Home Improvement Application, Building Permit Application, Development Permit Application, Lot Grading Permit Application 
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Application Requirements This application is required to apply for permits related to new residential construction. Such construction projects could be a single family dwelling, multi family dwellings or creating a secondary suite. Questions and Submission Information inspections@cityofgp.com  Also Known As Residential Development Application, Building Permit Application, Development Permit Application, Lot Grading Permit Application  
Category: Building, Development and Construction
The Residential Footing Elevation Certificate form must be filled out and submitted by the builder before backfilling the foundation. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with the Residential Footing Elevation Certificate. Submission Information Completed forms can be submitted to lotgrading@cityofgp.com. Questions If you have any questions or would like to speak to a Lot Grading and Drainage Technologist, please email lotgrading@cityofgp.com.
Category: Legislative
When damages are inflicted upon persons or property by assets of the City of Grande Prairie Application Requirements Two estimates for repairs to damages (or receipts if repairs have been completed) Submission Information Submit completed form to skarpiak@cityofgp.com Also Known As statement of damage, injury form,
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Permits Subtrade permits are required for installing new, adding to, or altering an electrical, plumbing, or gas system. The HVAC scope is often included under the issuance of a building permit. If a building permit is not otherwise required, and there are alterations to an HVAC system, a standalone HVAC permit may be required.  This application form is used to apply for residential or commercial subtrade permits.
Category: Roadways and Vehicular Access
To request access to a City of Grande Prairie boulevard, easement of park complete the online form or call 311 and provide them with the details of your request. A minimum of 24-hour notice (Monday-Thursday) is required to open the gates. You will receive an email confirmation when your application has been processed. The Parks department will only contact you if your request had been denied. Also Known As: Vehicle Access, Alley Access, Easement Access, Back Alley Access
Category: Public Transit
The purpose of this form is to obtain information about the applicant’s physical and/or cognitive functional ability to use regular bus service. Grande Prairie Accessible Transit will use this information to assess the applicant’s eligibility for Accessible Transit service. Fees for completing this form are the applicant’s responsibility. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with submitting this application.  Application Requirements The application form must be completely filled out and signed by a qualified health care or social services practitioner familiar with the applicant’s…
Category: Addressing
In certain instances, an existing address may be changed if it is creating inherent confusion for service delivery, or where emergency response identifies it as necessary. Anyone requesting additional suite numbering or building numbering is also required to fill out and submit the New/Change of Address form. Fees and Timelines More information to come. Submission Information Completed applications may be emailed to addressing@cityofgp.com or dropped off at the City Service Centre. Attention: Addressing Authority City Service Centre, P.O. Bag 4000 9505 112 Street Grande Prairie, AB  T8V 6V3…
Category: IT/GIS Systems Application
This application is to request access to the City's shallow utility viewer program. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with the application for access to the shallow utility viewer program. Requests are processed within three business days of being received. Submission Information Please complete application form and submit online. Questions If you have questions, or would like to speak to the Field Inspector, please email eng_permits@cityofgp.com.
Category: Cemetery
The Grande Prairie Cemetery celebrates all cultures, religions and traditions. Our commitment is to care for families and friends forever. Complete this form when applying to make a reservation of lots or interment of remains in the City of Grande Prairie Cemetery. Fees and Timelines Once this application has been submitted, a City representative will be in contact with you. Submission Information You can email your application to info@cityofgp.com.  Questions If you have questions, please contact our Citizen Experience team by emailing info@cityofgp.com. You can also call them by dialing 311…
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to apply for Arctic Winter Games funding. Fees and Timelines There are no application deadlines; the fund will operate on a first come, first served basis until the yearly funds are depleted. Application Requirements See application and evaluation criteria on the first page of the form. Submission Information Submit the form to Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com Questions Contact the Administrative Coordinator for SDWC at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453.  
Category: Land Use
An Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) is a statutory plan approved by Council that sets the vision for how an established community should change over time. ARPs may include increasing residential density, architectural standards, changes to land uses and infrastructure improvements. Amendments are required if a landowner wants to deviate from the existing land uses or policies contained in the plan. ARP amendments requires three readings by Council and a public hearing. Fees and Timelines Area Redevelopment Plan Amendment fees are set by Bylaw C-1395 – Fees, Rates and Charges. Application and…
Category: Land Use
An Area Structure Plan (ASP) provides direction for long-term land use and infrastructure planning of a ¼ section of land or more (several neighbourhoods). A new Area Structure Plan is required when a landowner wants to develop new suburban areas where there is no ASP. Amendments are required if a landowner wants to change the land uses or road network within an adopted plan. ASPs requires three readings by Council and a public hearing. Fees and Timelines Area Structure Plan Adoption or Amendment fees are set by Bylaw C-1395 – Fees, Rates and Charges. Application and advertising fees are non-…
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for Arts & Culture Festival Funding. Fees and Timelines No fees. Applications are due the first business day after January 1 and August 1 of each year. Processing time is about one month. Application Requirements Please see application requirements on the first page of the application form. Submission Information Submit the form to Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Please contact the Administrative Coordinator for SDWC at grants@cityofgp.com. Also Known As Arts Funding, Festival Funding
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for Arts & Culture Individual Project funding. Fees and Timelines No fees. Applications are due March 1 and October 1 of each year. Application Requirements Please see application requirements on the first page of the application form. Submission Information Submit the form as an attachment to grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Please contact the Administrative Coordinator for Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453. Also Known As Arts Funding
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for Arts & Culture Major Project Funding. Fees and Timelines No fees. Processing time is approximately one month. Application Requirements As per listed criteria. Submission Information grants@cityofgp.com Questions Administrative Coordinator, Sports Development, Wellness and Culture Phone: 780-538-0453 Email: grants@cityofgp.com  Also Known As N/A
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
To collect applications for Arts & Culture Operational and Performance Group Funding. Fees and Timelines Applications are due January 1. Application Requirements Please see the application form for guidelines and requirements. Submission Information Please submit to grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Administrative Coordinator Sports Development, Wellness and Culture, City of Grande Prairie PO Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3  Phone: 780-538-0453 Email: grants@cityofgp.com Also Known As Arts Development Funding, Performance Funding
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for Arts & Culture Scholarships. Fees and Timelines No fees. Applications are due March 1 and October 1 of each year. Application Requirements Please see the application requirements on the first page of the form. Submission Information Submit the completed application form as an attachment to grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Please contact the Administrative Coordinator for Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453. Also Known As Arts Scholarship
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
This form is to be used if an agent is filing an Assessment Review Board Complaint on your behalf. Submission Information Complaint forms and filing fees may be emailed to avanbeekveld@cityofgp.com or dropped off at: c/o Clerk of the Assessment Review Board City of Grande Prairie 10205 - 98 Street Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2E7 Questions If you have any questions, please contact the Assessment Review Board Clerk. Also Known As Agent Authorization
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
This form is to be used when filing an assessment complaint. Fees and Timelines This form must be submitted by the date noted on your Notice of Assessment. Fees for filing a complaint are set out in Bylaw C-1395 - Fees, Rates and Charges Bylaw. Application Requirements The form must be filled out completely or it will be deemed invalid. Submission Information Complaint forms and filing fees may be emailed to avanbeekveld@cityofgp.com or dropped off at: c/o Clerk of the Assessment Review Board City of Grande Prairie 10205 - 98 Street Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2E7 Questions If you have any…
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for Pursuit of Excellence Athlete Development Funding. Fees and Timelines No fees. Deadlines are February 1 & August 1. Application Requirements Requirements include a letter of support from a coach or mentor and a confirmation of membership with a Provincial/National Sport Association. Submission Information Submit this form to grants@cityofgp.com  Questions Administrative Coordinator, Sports Development, Wellness and Culture Phone: 780-538-0453 Email: grants@cityofgp.com  Also Known As Sport funding, Pursuit of Excellence
Category: Bylaw Enforcement
Anyone can request to temporarily block metered parking in special cases. The requesting person must submit an application at least three business days in advance of the request to Enforcement Services. Complete the Bagged Meter Application and return it to es_contact@cityofgp.com. If the section you would like to reserve is in our new downtown area and does not have meters, please complete the Barricade Application form.  
Category: Roadways and Vehicular Access
Description If you are blocking pedestrian traffic on sidewalks or vehicular roads in the city, you first need to obtain approval to do so. Details: Proof of two-million-dollar liability insurance coverage must be provided before the Permit Request Form is approved. You also need to include a map of the affected area indicating the location of barricades and signage.  The applicant is to be aware of relevant provisions of the City's Traffic Bylaw C-1166. More details available on the Permit Request Form.  Your permit request can include more than one service, such as barricade and excavation…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Barrier-Free Grant is designed to promote a business environment that is accessible to all residents, visitors and employees, through financial incentives for property and business owners to invest in Accessibility Improvement Projects. The Barrier-Free Grant is a matching grant that will provide 50% of project costs up to a maximum of $10,000 for eligible Accessibility Improvement Projects. Fees and Timelines Applications are open until funding runs outs. Application Requirements Applications must include two independent quotes for each project element. Please complete the table…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Beautification and Patio Grant acts as an immediate economic driver by providing local employment and business for local trades and suppliers, as well as enhance building aesthetics contributing to the beautification and vibrancy of the city. The Grant will pay 50% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $15,000 for Façade improvements, Landscaping and Patio projects that improve aesthetic appeal, pedestrian access and safety of a commercial, retail or mixed-use building.  Fees and Timelines Applications remain open until grant funding has been allocated. Application Requirements A…
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect nominees for the Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year Award. Fees and Timelines No fees. The deadline for applications is November 2nd of each year, for the current year. Application Requirements Please see requirements on the first page of the application form. Submission Information Submit the form as an attachment to the Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations at info@volunteergp.com Questions Please contact Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453. Also Known As Volunteer Award
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to apply for the Bob Neufeld Scholarship. Fees and Timelines Deadline for scholarship applications is October 1 of each year. There are no fees associated. Application Requirements Please see application criteria on the application form. Submission Information Please submit your application to Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Please contact the Administrative Coordinator for SDWC at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453. Also Known As Sports scholarship
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Commercial Sales Event Use of Public Lands Bylaw C-1078, Section 3 Use this application when applying for a Boulevard Use Permit for commercial sales events on City property. Fees and Timelines $250.00 Submission Information Application can be submitted to: citizencontactcentre@cityofgp.com You will be contacted by the City of Grande Prairie to arrange payment. Completed applications can also be printed and mailed with your cheque to: City of Grande Prairie Attn: Planning & Development P.O. Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3 Questions If you have any questions please contact Planning…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Public Notification Sign Use of Public Lands Bylaw C-1078, Section 3 Use this application when applying for a Boulevard Use Permit for public notification signs on City property. Fees and Timelines $250.00 Submission Information Application can be submitted to: citizencontactcentre@cityofgp.com You will be contacted by the City of Grande Prairie to arrange payment. Completed applications can also be printed and mailed with your cheque to: City of Grande Prairie Attn: Planning & Development P.O. Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3 Questions If you have any questions please contact Planning…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Business Retention & Expansion Grant is aimed to help industrial and commercial businesses grow and thrive by enhancing their property through addition or significant renovation while stimulating the local economy. It is a four-year annual rebate equal to 100% of the general municipal tax portion of the Incremental Assessed Value of the property in the first year, decreasing by 25% annually for three additional years.  Fees and Timelines Applications are open July 28, 2021 and are available until 4:00 PM, December 30, 2025.  Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served …
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Business Revitalization Grant is designed to enable revitalization of business properties through exterior property improvements. Improvements made with this grant will improve aesthetic appeal, access and/or safety of businesses in Grande Prairie.  Improvements can include painting, siding, large-scale landscaping, access ramps, automatic doors, lighting, signage, etc.   A grant matching 50% of construction costs up to a maximum grant amount of $25,000. An eligible Business Revitalization Grant amount shall not be less $5,000 or more than $25,000.  Fees and Timelines Applications are…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
On February 22, Council approved the addition of a Change of Use fee waiver to Policy 318 for businesses applying to change from one to another of the following uses: Restaurant, Drinking Establishment Major or Minor, and Restaurant & Drinking Establishment Major or Minor. Submission Information Completed applications should be submitted to Planning & Development at devpermits@cityofgp.com. Questions Any inquiries can be made to the program coordinator at economicrecovery@cityofgp.com.
Category: Facility Booking Requests
Use this form when applying to book the CKC West Turf Field. Fees and Timelines Contact for more information. Submission Information Submit form by email to bookings@eastlinkcentre.ca Questions For more information, contact bookings@eastlinkcentre.ca or call 780-357-7539 Also Known As Eastlink Centre Field Booking Request
Category: Recreation
Information on all available Class-Based programs can be viewed in the Program Guide by clicking here. The class-based program request form can be found below. Fees  Fee information for each program is available in the brochure. Submission Information Submit form to culture@cityofgp.com Questions culture@cityofgp.com Also Known As In-Class programs, Classroom Programs
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to apply for Coach, Official and Volunteer Pursuit of Excellence Funding. Fees and Timelines Applications must be received prior to the event occurring. Applications received after an event will not be accepted. There are no fees associated. Deadlines are February 1 and August 1. Application Requirements Please see application requirements on the first page of the application form. Submission Information Please submit to Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Please contact the Administrative Coordinator for SDWC at grants@cityofgp.com or…
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
Request for a file search for records with both Development Permitting and Inspection Services. This is the form to use when requesting a search for your Real Property Report (RPR) to apply for Municipal Compliance. Completing a file search prior to purchasing a property can be a benefit to the purchaser. It provides an opportunity to verify if permits were issued for home improvements that may have been completed. Fees and timelines:  The fee for this service is $25 for a Development Permitting file search and/or $25 for an Inspection Services file search.  There is an additional $25…
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for the Come Fly With Me Fund. Fees and Timelines There are no fees for this application. The deadline to apply is October 1. Application Requirements Requirements for this application include a letter of support from a coach or mentor, and confirmation of membership with a Provincial or National Sport Association. Submission Information This form is to be submitted to grants@cityofgp.com  Questions Administrative Coordinator, Sports Development, Wellness and Culture Phone: 780-538-0453 Email: grants@cityofgp.com  Also Known As Sport funding
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description Utilize this package when applying for any Commercial, Industrial, Institutional or Multi-Family (5 Units or more) Any new commercial development, or work being done to a commercial parcel, that may alter the established drainage on the parcel, is required to obtain a commercial lot grading permit prior to construction. Fees and Timelines  A $220.00/ha fee, with a minimum of $200.00 and a maximum of $1,100.00, is associated with the commercial lot grading applications. The turnaround time for a commercial lot grading permit depends on the size and complexity of the proposed…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Commercial/industrial/multi-family driveway requests are required to widen an existing, or to build a new, driveway for a commercial/industrial or multi-family building; and should be submitted by the contractor performing the work. Fees and Timelines There is a $500.00 fee associated with commercial/industrial/multi-family driveway permits. Additional securities will also be required. Permit requests are processed within three business days of being received. Submission Information Completed requests may be emailed to eng_permits@cityofgp.com or dropped off at the City Service Centre.…
Category: Boards and Committees
Are you interested in joining the Community Advisory Board on Housing and Homelessness (CABH)? The role of the CABH is to act as an advisor to the City of Grande Prairie for grant funding received from the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta and to give input into current and future priorities for affordable housing and ending homelessness. Our recruitment priorities include youth, seniors, and domestic violence. Submission Information Complete the application form and submit it online or e-mail directly to csd@cityofgp.com Questions If you have any questions about the…
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is to be used when applying for Community Group Enhancement Funding. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with this application. Submission deadline is April 22, 2022. Application Requirements Please see form for application requirements. Submission Information Email completed applications with supporting documentation to: grants@cityofgp.com Questions Administrative Coordinator Sports Development, Wellness and Culture, City of Grande Prairie PO Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3  Phone: 780-538-0453 Email: grants@cityofgp.com Also Known As Enhancement Funding
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for Community Group Funding. Fees and Timelines Applications are now closed for the 2022 funding cycle. Application Requirements Please see the form for application requirements. Submission Information Email completed applications with supporting documentation to: grants@cityofgp.com Questions Administrative Coordinator Sports Development, Wellness and Culture, City of Grande Prairie PO Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3  Phone: 780-538-0453 Email: grants@cityofgp.com Also Known As Community Funding
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for the Community Improvement Grant. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with this application. Applications are due by October 1 each year and the project must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funds. Application Requirements Please see the application guidelines outlined in the application form. Submission Information Please submit this form to grants@cityofgp.com Questions Administrative Coordinator Sports Development, Wellness and Culture, City of Grande Prairie PO Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3  Phone: 780-538-0453 Email…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
The Condominium Conversion Application is required before landowners convert existing buildings into condominiums. It is to be completed in full wherever applicable by the registered owner of the land, or by an authorized person acting on his/her behalf.  Fees and Timelines A fee is charged for condominium conversions and is established in accordance with the Fees and Charges Bylaw C-1395. Application Requirements Only completed application packages will be considered for approval. Applications submitted without the appropriate documents and information will be considered incomplete and…
Category: Boards and Committees
The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee is to provide a connection between the Coordinated Care Campus and the community, with members providing advice and feedback on matters related to the facility. Its mandate aims to: provide advice and recommendations pertaining to community education, integration and engagement; provide advice and recommendations on identified matters of concern brought forward through the Good Neighbour Grievance process; and provide feedback in the ongoing evaluation and planning for the Coordinated Care Campus and its programs. View the full Terms of…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Approval to widen your driveway or create a new driveway for your commercial/industrial/multi-family building, or create a rural approach is required before construction. Fees and Timelines There is a $500.00 fee associated with crossing/driveway within a public right-of-way permits. Basic engineering fees include an on-site consultation, pre-pour inspection and final inspection. Permit requests are processed within three business days of being received.  Additional Information If you have not completed a development permit for the work, please complete the following form to initiate approval…
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
A Current Year Assessment Detail Report Request is a required request form from an owner who is seeking non confidential information about a property regarding how the assessor prepared the current assessment. The Current Assessment Detail Report includes the following information;   •             a description of the parcel of land and any improvements •             size of the parcel of land •             the age and size of  any improvements •             the key attributes of any improvements to the parcel of land. •             the assessed value and any adjustments to the assessed value…
Category: City Council
If you wish to attend a City Council or Standing Committee meeting as a delegation, please fill out a Delegation Request Form. Timelines To speak at a Standing Committee or the Evening Session of a regular Council meeting, the form must be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled day of the meeting. Application Requirements If you have any additional information that you would like to submit, please include it with the Delegation Request Form. Submission Information The form can be submitted by pressing "Submit Form" on the second page, by email to AgendaAdmin@…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
According to CPTED principles, vacant and unmaintained buildings have been linked to increased crime, risk to public health and welfare, by creating the impression the space is not cared for. The Demolition Grant offers a 50% matching grant up to a maximum of $50,000 for the removal of a building within the Downtown Incentives Program Boundary. Fees and Timelines Applications are open until the end of the year, or until funding runs out. Application Requirements Projects are required to meet all legal requirements including those in the Land Use Bylaw, the Downtown Enhancement Plan, Building…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Permits A demolition permit is required to demolish a structure over 108 square feet. Step 1: Apply A complete application form with all listed signatures is required along with a paid application fee. Residential demolition permit: $89.50 Commercial demolition permit: $156.00 Step 2: Approval Once a complete application is received, all permits will be issued within 2- 5 business days. Please ensure you review the permit conditions issued with your permit.  Step 3: Demolish You may begin demolition once the permit has been issued.  Step 4: Inspections Please see below for how to make your…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
The design and construction manual revision request form is for anyone who wishes to propose changes to the City's current design and construction manuals. Fees and Timelines There is no fee for a design and construction manual revision request. All requests must be submitted by the end of September to be considered for the following year's manuals. Submission Information To request a change, please complete a design and construction revision request form, per request, and email it to standards@cityofgp.com.  Questions If you have any questions, or would like to speak to a Development…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
A Development Permit is required for any accessory building larger than 20m2 (sheds and garages).  An Accessory Structure Development Permit is also required for any decks that require a variance to the Land Use Bylaw. Fees and Timelines:  The fee for a development permit for a residential accessory building or a deck is $75.00.  There is an additional fee of $400.00 if a variance to the Land Use Bylaw is required Submission Information:  Check the front page of the application form for submission requirements. Applications may be submitted electronically to devpermits@cityofgp.com.  Or you…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Application for a Development Permit for a Bed and Breakfast establishment Fees and Timelines:  The fee for a Bed and Breakfast  is $150 plus a discretionary use fee of $400.  The processing time will  be several weeks because we must notify the adjacent property owners.   Submission Information:  Please review submission requirements on the front page of the application.  Applications may be submitted electronically to devpermits@cityofgp.com.  You can also attend our front desk at 9505 - 112 Street, Grande Prairie between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday to Friday.   Questions:  If you have questions…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description Home Business simply means the secondary use of a residential property to conduct business activity. All home businesses require either a Home Business Development Permit or a Home Office Consent Form.  the difference between the two is outlined in Part 7, Section 49 of the Land Use Bylaw for the City of Grande Prairie.  Please contact our office at 780-538-0325 to speak to a Development Officer about whether your business is a Home Business or a Home Office, or to complete the Home Office Consent Form. The Home Business Development permit or Home Office consent Form are separate…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
This permit application package is used if your development/business is moving into an existing structure.  Please contact a Commercial Development Officer to determine if you need to complete a Change of Use Permit at 780-538-0325. Fees and Timelines:  The fee for a change of use is either $400.00 if the change is to a permitted use, or $800.00 if the change is to a discretionary use.  Change of use to a discretionary use will take several weeks to process. Submission Information:  Please see the submission information on the first page of the application form.  Applications may be submitted…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
A Development Permit is required if your addition will change the footprint of your building.  This permit is also used for a covered or enclosed deck, and the addition of an attached garage. If your development is a Secondary Suite, please use the separate application for them.   Fees and Timelines:  The fee for a residential addition is $150 .  Timelines will vary from a few days for a straight forward application to several weeks if there is a variance to the Land Use Bylaw involved. Submission Information:  Please review submission requirements on the front page of the application. …
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Fees and Timelines:  The fee required depends upon the type of sign.  Permanent freestanding signs are $300.00 per sign, fascia signs are $100.00 per sign, Billboards $600.00 per sign.  Electronic message display signs are the fee for the type of sign in addition to a discretionary use fee of $400.00.  A variance to the sign bylaw is an additional fee of $600.00 The timeline for a sign permit can be only a few days for a simple application but several weeks if it is a discretionary use or requires a variance. Submission Information:  Please review the submission requirements on the front page…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
This form is used to apply for an extension to the expiry date of your approved Development Permit. Please contact a Development Officer at 780-538-0325 to discuss your situation.   Fees and Timelines:  The fee for a time extension for a development permit is either $500 or the original permit fee, whichever is less.   You will hear back from us within about one week. Submission Information:  Applications may be submitted electronically to devpermits@cityofgp.com.  You can also attend our front desk at 9505 - 112 Street, Grande Prairie between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday to Friday.   Questions:  If…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
What is a Variance? A variance means an alteration or change to a standard prescribed by the Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw helps to regulate development in the City. Regulations include but are not limited to, minimum lot sizes, building setback lines, lot coverage, building height and parking requirements. Each development must meet the regulations for its zoning district. Sometimes there are unusual conditions on the property and it may not be possible to meet all the zoning requirements when you are planning new construction. Your property may be so narrow or oddly shaped that you…
Category: Bylaw Enforcement
Please view the attached pdf for information regarding Disabled Parking Information
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Permits A Disconnect Permit is required for the disconnection of a structure being re-located.
Drainage and Lot Grading Complaint Witness Statement forms may be submitted when a resident is aware of a Drainage Bylaw or Lot Grading Bylaw infraction. Fees and Timelines There is no fee for submitting a witness statement. Submission Information Completed witness statements may be emailed to lotgrading@cityofgp.com or dropped off at the City Service Centre. Attention: Lot Grading and Drainage Technologist City Service Centre, P.O. Bag 4000 9505 112 Street Grande Prairie, AB  T8V 6V3 Questions If you have questions or would like to speak to a Lot Grading and Drainage Technologist, please…
Category: Recreation
This form is used to collect applications for drone use in the City of Grande Prairie's parks. The City's Parkland Bylaw (C-1310) allows for drones to be operated from the City's parks. Designated areas are specified in the application form. Permit requirements depend on the weight of the drone. Drones weighing under 250g do not require a permit for use within City parks, but must be operated in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433). Drones weighing 250g or more require a permit to operate from a City park. Please complete the application form to obtain a permit. Permits…
Category: Roadways and Vehicular Access
Residents in our rural recently annexed areas can apply to have Dust Suppression Product applied on gravel roads to minimize dust.  Fees and Timelines Application fee /100m section: $440.00 Submission Deadline: May 10, 2022 Submission Information You can email your application to info@cityofgp.com. A City representative will be in contact with you for payment.  Questions If you have questions, please contact our Citizen Experience team by emailing info@cityofgp.com. You can also call them by dialling 311 in the Grande Prairie calling area, or 780-538-0300. Also Known As calcium, dust control…
Category: Facility Booking Requests
Use this form when booking a birthday party at the Eastlink Centre Submission Information E-mail form to ckcbookings@cityofgp.com Questions For more information, contact ckcbookings@cityofgp.com.
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for Emergency Community Group Funding. Fees and Timelines Applications are accepted at any time. Processing time is a minimum of six weeks. Application Requirements Please see application form for guidelines and requirements. Submission Information Download the form, fill it out electronically, and attach it in an email to grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Administrative Coordinator Sports Development, Wellness and Culture Department Phone: 780-538-0453 Email: grants@cityofgp.com Also Known As Emergency Funding, Emergent Funding, Emergency Grant, Emergency…
Category: Fire Department
Instructions for Building Evacuation Wall Sign Guideline to help design your Building Evacuation Wall Sign. Questions All enquiries can be made to the City of Grande Prairie Fire Prevention Branch at 780-538-0393 or email: fire_prevention@cityofgp.com Also Known As Building Evacuation Diagram, Building Evacuation Wall Sign
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description Upon Construction Completion: A construction inspection will be initiated upon an Inspection Request Form being received. Inspections are based on standards listed in the 2019 Construction Manual; please see page 597. Upon successful inspection, 50% of deposited securities will be returned. Final Inspection: A final inspection will be initiated upon an Inspection Request Form being received, two years after the initial construction inspection. After a successful inspection, the remaining 50% of the deposited securities will be returned. Submission City Service Centre 9505-112…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
The inspection request form is submitted when the permit work has been completed. If the inspection is approved, 50% of the security amount will be refunded. There is then a two year warranty period, and it is then inspected again for the release of the remaining security amount. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with the engineering services permit inspection request. Inspections will be performed within five business days of the request being received. Submission Information Completed requests may be emailed to eng_permits@cityofgp.com or dropped off at the City Service Centre…
Category: Environmental
Thank you to all our clients, customers, residents and consultants for their patience, we now have an easier, more efficient way to purchase Environmental File Searches. The multipage application has been amended into an automated web form where you can upload your required documents. You may choose to enter the web form as a guest or create a login with your credentials. The benefit of logging in is that you can track your cases and follow their status. If you have questions, you can easily submit a question assigned to that case. Our Environmental File Search Reports have also been updated…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description Excavating on public (city) land requires an engineering services permit request to be completed and submitted to engineering services.  Details: Prior to work commencing, the applicant will check with all utility companies to ensure that the applicant's work will not interfere with or damage any utility lines or other structures (this includes Aquatera).  Aquatera Alberta One-Call or call 1-800-242-3447 Storm Sewer/Traffic Signal Locate Request Form Proof of two-million-dollar liability insurance coverage must be provided before the permit request is approved. A map of the…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Façade Improvement Grant incentivizes downtown building owners and tenants to make improvements to the fronts of their buildings. In addition to improving the appearance of the building, these upgrades should provide benefits to the pedestrian realm. The Façade Improvement Grant is a matching grant that will provide 50% of the project cost up to the lesser of $750 per Front Foot or a total of $50,000 for Facade Improvement Projects in the Downtown Incentives Program Boundary.  As of November 2, 2020, Council approved reopening applications for the Façade Improvement Grant under the…
Category: Bylaw Enforcement
To contest a fine issued to you via a City of Grande Prairie Enforcement Officer please complete a Fine Appeal Form and submit to es_contact@cityofgp.com or return it to the Enforcement Services office.  The form will be reviewed by a supervisor and you will be notified of the outcome of the appeal.  
Category: Fire Department
A Fire Safety Plan establishes minimum requirements that will provide a reasonable degree of life safety from fire and similar emergencies. Plans must comply with the Alberta Building Code, Alberta Fire Code, and other applicable laws and regulations. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with a Fire Safety Plan. They are to be submitted prior to starting any construction, renovation and demolition. Application Requirements See the Fire Safety Plan Check Sheet for other required supporting documentation. Submission Information Please email Fire Safety Plans to fire_prevention@…
Category: Fire Department
NOTE: This permit is issued by the City of Grande Prairie Fire Department under its jurisdiction within the boundaries of the City of Grande Prairie. Should any person desire to purchase fireworks outside of the City of Grande Prairie, a permit must be obtained from the municipality involved to purchase and/or display. Fees and Timelines This permit is valid for the purchase, possession, and display of 1 fireworks event. $40.00 (No GST). Each additional display is $20.00. Application Requirements Customers are required to be 18 years of age. Must provide proof. Customers require the permit to…
Category: Legislative
FOIP Request - General Information If you want to access General Information held by the City of Grande Prairie, you will need to determine if this information is already publicly available. The City of Grande Prairie must make information not exempt from disclosure under FOIP available to the public.  For further information, contact Valerie Norris-Kirk, FOIP Coordinator for the City of Grande Prairie, by phone: (780) 357-8716 or by email: vkirk@cityofgp.com.  If the information you would like to access is protected from disclosure under FOIP, you will then need to fill out and submit a…
Category: Legislative
FOIP Request - Personal Information If you want to access your Personal Information, you will need to fill out and submit a Request to Access Personal Information Form. Fees and Timelines There is no initial fee for a request to access your Personal Information.  However if the costs of producing a copy of the requested documents exceeds $10.00, you will be charged accordingly.  For example, if the fee for photocopying is $0.25 per page then any request involving more than 40 pages will result in a fee. Should there be any fees to process your request, you will be provided an estimate prior…
Category: Mobile Concession
What is a Food Truck? A Food Truck, or its official name Mobile Cooking Operation, is a restaurant on wheels. This could be a van, truck or trailer converted to contain a mobile commercial-grade kitchen. What is required to operate a Food Truck? There are requirements for Alberta Health Services, the Fire Department and Inspection Services. For a food truck to legally operate inside the City, all units are required to have an inspection from the Fire Department, Alberta Health Services and Inspection Services. Upon successful inspections, the unit will be awarded a sticker, from each…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for Pursuit of Excellence funding for clinics, workshops and symposiums. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated. Deadlines are February 1 & August 1. Application Requirements Please see application requirements on the first page of the application form. Submission Information Please submit this form to Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Please contact the Administrative Coordinator for SDWC at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453. Also Known As Clinic Funding, Sport Funding, Workshop Funding.
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This award is used to collect nominees for the George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award. Fees and Timelines No fees. Deadline is November 2nd of each year, for the current year. Application Requirements Please see requirements on the first page of the form. Submission Information Submit as an attachment to the Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations at info@volunteergp.com Questions Please contact Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453. Also Known As Volunteer Award
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description Application for access to the GIS Shallow Utility Viewer Submission Please complete the fillable pdf to the left and submit as an application for Access to the Shallow Utility Viewer. E-mail: eng_permits@cityofgp.com
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This is a statement of accountability form submitted by recipients of identified grant funding over $5000. Fees and Timelines No fees. This form must be submitted within 90 days of the use of the funding. Submission Information Submit the form to Sports Development, Wellness and Culture as an attachment to grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Please contact the Administrative Coordinator for SDWC at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453. Also Known As Funding reporting, grant funding report
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Permits A Hydronic Heating permit is required to install a hydronic heating system.
Category: Boards and Committees
If you are interested in joining the Immigration Advisory Table, please complete and submit the application Fees and Timelines Deadline: December 20th, 2020 Submission Information The application form can be submitted to Dianna Wright at dwright@cityofgp.com Questions If you have any questions about the application form, please contact Dianna Wright at dwright@cityofgp.com Also Known As Local Immigration Partnership, IAT, GPLIP, Immigration 
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Utilize this package when applying for any Commercial, Industrial, Institutional or Multi-Family (5 Units or more) Commercial Permit Application Form. Identify the intended use on the attached form: i.e plumbing application, gas application, electrical application and building application.  Questions:  Please contact 780-538-0325 or devpermits@cityofgp.com  Also Known As:  Major Development Package 
Category: Building, Development and Construction
The Land Use Bylaw contains rules and regulations for development on private land. An application to amend the Land Use Bylaw is required if you wish to develop a site in a manner that is not allowed in the current land use district or development regulations. A Land Use Bylaw amendment requires three readings by Council and a public hearing. Fees and Timelines Land Use Bylaw amendment fees are regulated by Bylaw C-1395 – Fees, Rates and Charges. Planning and advertising fees are non-refundable regardless if the amendment is approved or denied. Land Use Bylaw amendment applications can take…
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to gather applicants for Large Scale Tourism Event Funding. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with this application. Please submit by the indicated deadline. Application Requirements See guidelines. Submission Information Attach the form in an email to grants@cityofgp.com. Questions Please contact the Administrative Coordinator for Sports Development, Wellness and Culture at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453. Also Known As Tourism Event Funding
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Local Marketing Grant has been developed to support local businesses in the creation of a marketing plan and/or marketing materials that aims to drive cash flow to the business and supports economic recovery.  The grant will allow business owners to enhance their marketing efforts or digital presence while driving local tourism efforts by attracting visitors to the city.  The Local Marketing Grant will pay up to 50% to a maximum of $2,500 for the creation of a marketing plan or marketing content that aims to drive cash flow to the business and supports overall recovery efforts.…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Utilize this package when applying for any Commercial, Industrial, Institutional or Multi Family (5 Units or more) Successful completion of this package, and meeting all submission requirements, will result in a complete application for a Development Permit, Building Permit and/or Lot Grading Permit (if required)
Category: Fire Department
Includes new buildings, additions, exterior alterations and partial and full-building demolitions. For renovations or interior demolitions use Fire Safety Plan (Small Buildings). Submission Information Please email Fire Safety Plan to fire_prevention@cityofgp.com  Questions All enquiries can be made to the City of Grande Prairie Fire Prevention Branch at 780-538-0393 or email: fire_prevention@cityofgp.com   
Category: Commemorative
The Memorial Bench & Tree program is an excellent way to remember a loved one or event. Fees and Timelines New Bench = $1600 Existing Bench = $300 Tree = $1200 **Note: Due to fatal pests approaching or in the City of Grande Prairie, the following tree species are not available to install as Memorial Trees: birch, mayday, ash, elm, Swedish columnar aspen, tower poplar, and Colorado spruce.  Please contact Parks Operations at info@cityofgp.com for recommendations on tree species suitable for our area. Submission Information You can email your application to info@cityofgp.com. A City…
Category: Mobile Concession
For food trucks wanting to park on public/City-owned property. Fees and Timelines Daily: $15.02 Weekly: $57.49 Monthly: $125.00 Cancellation fee (no show or under 48 hours notice): $52.50 per reservation For Special Events only (Canada Day, Heritage Day, etc.) a registration fee of $105.00 per Mobile Food Concession will be invoiced to the business name in the application form. Bookings may be cancelled without penalty with over 48 hours' notice or for inclement weather. Application Requirements Current business license that will be obtained after meeting requirements set forth by Alberta…
Category: Facility Booking Requests
Montrose Cultural Centre (MCC) is a contemporary, 105,000 square foot, eco-friendly facility and serves as the anchor for cultural celebration in downtown Grande Prairie. MCC is home to the stunning Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the modern Grande Prairie Public Library, and Jeffrey's Cafe, with adjoining outdoor patio space. Inside, visitors find the Teresa Sargent Hall, public meeting rooms, 16 parking spaces above ground and 88 underground spaces for your convenience, access to the Mamawe Concourse and a high level of customer accessibility.  This vibrant cultural hub fosters diverse…
Category: Commemorative
Complete this form when applying to install a monument in the City of Grande Prairie Cemetery. For cemetery monument specifications, please see the monument section of Bylaw C-1332. Fees and Timelines The permit fee is $75.00.  Please allow 7-10 business days to process. Submission Information You can email your application to info@cityofgp.com. A City representative will be in contact with you for payment. Questions If you have questions, please contact our Citizen Experience team by emailing info@cityofgp.com. You can also call them by dialing 311 in the Grande Prairie calling area, or 780-…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description Municipal Approvals are usually required by Alberta Motor Vehicles or Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission; it is not a requirement of the City of Grande Prairie. Fees and Timelines:  The fee for a  Municipal Approval is $100 per address  You can expect a response within 5 - 7 days.  Submission Information:  Please review submission requirements on the application.  Applications may be submitted electronically to devpermits@cityofgp.com.  You can also attend our front desk at 9505 - 112 Street, Grande Prairie between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday to Friday.   Questions:  If you have…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a high level plan that establishes land use patterns and development policies for the entire city. All other statutory and non-statutory plans must be consistent with the MDP. Amendments are required if a landowner wants to deviate from the existing land use concept or policies. MDP amendments requires three readings by Council and a public hearing. Fees and Timelines Municipal Development Plan Amendment fees are set by Bylaw C-1395 – Fees, Rates and Charges.   Application and advertising fees are non-refundable regardless if the amendment is approved or…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Municipal Fee Rebate is for new residential construction, reconstruction, or infill projects to stimulate local employment.   Infill refers to the development of vacant or under-utilized parcels within existing commercial, industrial, or residential areas already served by utilities infrastructure, and that have a total developable land inventory comprising less than 10% of the existing base.   It is a grant equal to 100 % of the City imposed portions of all Inspection Services Permit Fees, Engineering Services Fees and Planning & Development Fees to a maximum of $10,000.  Land Use…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Developers wanting to construct low maintenance neighbourhood entrance features on public land require city approval. High maintenance entrance features are not permitted on public land. Refer to Policy 611 Neighbourhood Entrance Features on Public Lands for more details. Fees and Timelines Neighbourhood Entrance Feature fees are set by Policy 611 and Procedure 611-1. Applications can take up to 2 to 3 months to process. More complex proposals may take longer. Submission Information Complete applications may be submitted electronically to planning@cityofgp.com. Before submitting an…
Category: Recreation
Complete this application to install and maintain a neighbourhood rink in a park. Fees and Timelines There is no fee.  Applications must be submitted before December 15 to be accepted. Application Requirements Please read the document carefully and fully complete the application form before submitting. Submission Information You can email your application to info@cityofgp.com.  Questions If you have questions, please contact our Citizen Experience team by emailing info@cityofgp.com. You can also call them by dialing 311 in the Grande Prairie calling area, or 780-538-0300.
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The New Business Development Grant is an incentive to attract investment in industrial and commercial development with the goal of diversifying our economy, stimulating building activity, and supporting local employment in Grande Prairie.  It is a 10-year annual rebate equal to 100% of the general municipal tax portion of the Incremental Assessed Value of the property in the first year, decreasing by 10% annually for nine additional years.  Fees and Timelines Applications are open July 28, 2021 and are available until 4:00 PM, December 30, 2025. Applications are processed on a first-come, …
Category: Building, Development and Construction
The Notice to Appeal form is to be completed when appealing decisions made under the following bylaws: C-1226 Animals and Responsible Pet Ownership C-1393 Business License C-1405 Outdoor Event Permit Bylaw C-1310 Parkland Bylaw C-1282 Transit Bylaw C-1394 Vehicle for Hire Bylaw Timelines Appeals must be submitted within fourteen (14) days of the date of the decision. Appellants will receive a written copy of the decision within seven (7) days of the decision being rendered by the Committee. Application Requirements Please see “How to Prepare for an Appeal Hearing Guideline” for further…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description Use this form to appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board before the Appeal Date Expires. A fee of $367.50 is required to be paid in full along with the application. Submission By Mail: Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Secretary City of Grande Prairie Postal Bag 4000 Grande Prairie AB T8V 6V3 In-Person: Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Secretary City of Grande Prairie 1st Floor City Hall 10205 – 98 Street
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description Use this form to appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board before the Appeal Date Expires. A fee of $367.50 is required to be paid in full along with the application. Submission By Mail: Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Secretary City of Grande Prairie Postal Bag 4000 Grande Prairie AB T8V 6V3   In-Person: Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Secretary City of Grande Prairie 1st Floor City Hall 10205 – 98 Street  
Category: Bylaw Enforcement
Operation Traffic Watch allows people who witness traffic/parking violations an easy way to report them. Simply complete an Operation Traffic Watch Form and submit it to Enforcement Services at City on 99. The information will then be reviewed and followed up by an officer. As a witness you may be required to appear in Court to testify as to what you observed on the date and time of the event. Completed Operation Traffic Watch forms may be submitted to es_contact@cityofgp.com or returned to the Enforcement Services office.  
Category: Special Event
This form is used to collect applications for Outdoor Events in Grande Prairie. Fees and Timelines $262.50 for for-profit events, and free for non-profit hosted events. Application Requirements Facility booking contract, insurance, site/route maps. See the application form. Submission Information Download and submit the completed form to eventpermits@cityofgp.com. Questions Please contact eventpermits@cityofgp.com or 780-357-8710. Also Known As Special Event Permit, Large Event Permit, Event Permit
Category: Facility Booking Requests
Description City parks and outdoor spaces are available to book for events such as weddings, community events, walk/runs, festivals, rallies and more. Applying for an Outdoor Site & Park Use Permit ensures the area is ready for your event (ensuring mowing, street sweeping, barricades, the addition of garbage cans, etc.). A permit is required for any event or activity taking place on the City of Grande Prairie property including parks, streets or public parking lots. Certain activities or equipment may require additional permits and you will be notified after your application is received.…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
An Outline Plan (OP) is a statutory plan adopted by Council for a defined area of land (usually a ¼ section). An OP contains a detailed framework for future development including the land uses, layout of roads and open spaces. A new Outline Plan is required when a landowner wants to subdivide and develop land. Amendments are required if a landowner wants to change the land uses or the road layout within an adopted plan. OPs requires three readings by Council and a public hearing. Fees and Timelines Outline Plan Adoption or Amendment fees are set by Bylaw C-1395 – Fees, Rates and Charges.…
Category: Special Event
Parades and Routes If you are planning a parade or route through the city, or you plan to block a roadway and need the use of signage or barricades, you will need to complete and submit a parade permit. You can email your application to info@cityofgp.com. If you have questions, please contact our Citizen Experience team by emailing info@cityofgp.com. You can also call them by dialing 311 in the Grande Prairie calling area, or 780-538-0300. Large events require an Outdoor Event Permit. Contractors on roadways Those doing work on or near roadways in a manner that requires traffic to be blocked…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
Patios help to create a vibrant downtown by placing activities outside and connecting businesses to the streets.  The Patio Grant provides a financial incentive for business owners to develop an outdoor patio space and encourage an increased public presence on the streets of downtown. The matching grant provides business owners with 50% of the cost, up to $5,000 for patios located within the Downtown Incentives Program Boundary.  Fees and Timelines Applications are open until the end of the year, or until funding runs out. Application Requirements Projects are required to meet all legal…
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for the Perky McCullough International Excellence Scholarship. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated. Scholarship applications are due October 1 of each year. Application Requirements Please see the application requirements on the first page of the application form. Submission Information Submit this form to Sports Development, Wellness and Culture as an attachment to grants@cityofgp.com Questions Please contact the Adminstrative Coordinator for SDWC at grants@cityofgp.com or 780-538-0453. Also Known As Scholarship, Sport Funding
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Current fee schedule for Inspection Services.
Category: Legislative
This package provides information on petitions within the City of Grande Prairie. Questions For questions, please contact the City Clerk's Department.  
Category: Recreation
This form is used to collect applicants for Pop-up in the Park. Fees and Timelines See form for fee and deadline details. Application Requirements See form. Submission Information eventpermits@cityofgp.com Questions Ernie Radbourne Pavilion, 780-538-0451 Also Known As Pop Up Shop, Muskoseepi market
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Permits A Private Sewage Treatment System (PSTS) permit is required whether you're installing a simple holding tank, or require a full private sewage treatment system.
Category: Environmental
Property Owner Authorization
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
Use this form to request a refund of a credit on the property tax account. Submission Information Once form is completed, the form can be returned to the tax department via: Email: taxinfo@cityofgp.com Mail: Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB  T8V 6V3 Fax: 780-814-7349 Questions Tax Department: 780-538-0315  
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
The Recreation Access Program is a program to help ensure all residents have access to leisure, recreation and fitness opportunities. The program offers a 75% subsidy on Eastlink Centre memberships, punch passes and recreational programs to qualifying applicants. This enables participants to access the facilities for only 25% of the regular admission price. Learn more about the Recreation Access Program Fees There is no fee to apply. Fees will apply when purchasing a membership or pass. Timelines In-person appointment takes about 15 minutes and there is no waiting period before approval.…
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
A Section 299 Request for Information is a required request form when an owner or agent is seeking confidential property information on how the assessor prepared the current assessment on that person’s property pursuant to Section 299 of the Municipal Government Act (Note: Only one owner per request is allowed).  A Current Year Assessment Detail Report Request is a required request form from an owner who is seeking non confidential information about a property regarding how the assessor prepared the current assessment. The Current Assessment Detail Report includes the following information…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
What is a Certificate of Compliance? A Certificate of Compliance is written confirmation from the City of Grande Prairie that development on a property meets the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw. A Certificate of Compliance is not a legislative requirement but rather a service provided by The City of Grande Prairie. Certificates of Compliance are typically required by financial institutions whenever a real estate transaction is taking place that requires a mortgage. This certificate lets all parties know that the property has obtained proper permits and complies with all required…
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
A Section 300 Request for Information is a required request form when an owner or agent is seeking an assessment summary of any property in the municipality. The summary of assessment includes information such as a description of the parcel of land and any improvements, size of the parcel of land and key factors, components and variables of the valuation model applied in preparing the assessment of the property. Studies used to derive the assessed values or information not relating to this property will not be provided. A Current Year Assessment Detail Report Request is a required request…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
A servicing agreement is required as a condition of some development permits and most subdivision approvals in accordance with Section 655 of the Municipal Government Act. Fees and Timelines Requests for preparation of a servicing agreement are $5000.00 and timelines differ case by case. Submission Information Completed requests for preparation of a servicing agreement may be dropped off in person at the City Service Centre: Attention: Development Engineering Manager 9505 112 Street Grande Prairie, AB. T8V 6H8 Or mailed to: The City of Grande Prairie Engineering Services Attention:…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Description  Successful completion of this application and a meeting of all submission requirements will result in the applicant receiving all required Lot Grading, Development, and related Inspection Services Permits.
Category: Building, Development and Construction
This form is used to request the widening of a residential driveway, the addition of another residential driveway or the movement of a residential driveway to a new location.   Fees and Timelines:  There is no fee for a request to widen or change your driveway.    Most applications are processed within a week.  You will receive a response via e-mail. Submission Information:  Please complete the application form and submit with a Real Property Report or site plan with measurements of the existing driveway and your proposed driveway.  Applications may be submitted electronically to devpermits@…
Category: Fire Department
Who Needs a Fire Pit Permit? People who want to have fire pits or camp fires on residential property need a fire pit permit. No other type of burning is allowed. Burning without a current Permit is contrary to City of Grande Prairie Bylaw C-1312. Requirements:  Residential Fire Pits are only allowed in Backyard. Only registered owners are eligible to take out a Recreational Burning Permit. Renters must show written approval by the owner. Fire attended by a competent person of 18 years of age or older at all times A Fire Pit shall not be located closer than three meters from a property line…
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Residential Infill Grant is a short-term stimulus for new construction or reconstruction residential projects to increase the vibrancy of core neighbourhoods through infill development.   Infill refers to the development of vacant or under-utilized parcels within existing commercial, industrial, or residential areas already served by utilities infrastructure, and that have a total developable land inventory comprising less than 10% of the existing base. This grant is only applicable to properties within the Residential Infill Area as identified in Policy 357. Please refer to the map below…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
Any new residential development, or work being done to a residential parcel, that may alter the established drainage on the parcel, is required to obtain a residential lot grading permit prior to construction. Fees and Timelines An $80.00 fee is associated with residential lot grading permit applications. Applications are processed within five business days of the completed application form and lot grading plan being received. Submission Information Completed Residential Development Application and Residential Alterations Application. Lot Grading Plan meeting the submission requirements and…
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
School support declaration forms gives property owners the opportunity to declare which school, Public or Separate, you support. Your education tax dollars will then go to that school. Get the Forms from the Government of Alberta Website Submission By Mail: PO Bag 4000  Grande Prairie, AB,  T8V 6V3 In Person: 1st Floor City Hall  10205 - 98 Street, Grande Prairie Phone: (780) 538-0315Fax:      (780) 814-7349
Category: Building, Development and Construction
This form is used to request an inspection in regard to a servicing agreement. Once complete, a representative from the City of Grande Prairie or Aquatera will contact the applicant to confirm the inspection. A servicing agreement is a contractual agreement between the City and/or Aquatera and the Developer ensuring that infrastructure required to service a proposed development is constructed to the City's standards. It contains information such as applicable fees and securities.
Category: Fire Department
What is required for a Fire Safety Plan for a Small Building:  Projects over $10,000.00 Housing and Small buildings (ABC Part 9) Unoccupied building Buildings under 600m2 3 stories or less in building height Submission Information Please email Fire Safety Plan to fire_prevention@cityofgp.com Questions All enquiries can be made to the City of Grande Prairie Fire Prevention Branch at 780-538-0393 or email: fire_prevention@cityofgp.com
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
This form is used to collect applicants for the Sport Hosting Grant Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with this application. Applications are due by March 1 and July 1 each year. Application Requirements Please see the application guidelines outlined in the application form Submission Information Please submit this form to grants@cityofgp.com Questions Administrative Coordinator  Phone: 780-538-0453 Email: grants@cityofgp.com  
Category: Building, Development and Construction
A storm sewer connection permit must be obtained prior to constructing a connection to the city's storm sewer system. Fees and Timelines There is a $500.00 fee associated with storm sewer connection permits. Basic engineering fee includes an on-site consultation, pre-construction inspection and final inspection. Permit requests are processed within three business days of being received. Additional Information Detailed engineering drawings and site plan must be submitted with completed application form. Please review the Construction Manual for storm connection details. Fees schedule available…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
When applicants require the City to locate and mark city infrastructure, a storm sewer/traffic signal locate request must be submitted. Fees and Timelines There are no fees associated with storm sewer/traffic signal locate requests. Requests are processed within two business days of being received. Submission Information Submit your request online. Questions If you have questions or would like to speak to someone, please email contact us. Also Known As Storm Locate Request, Signals Locate Request
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
Taxpayer's wishing to cancel their enrolment in the TIPP's plan can use this form.
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
Tax Installment Payment Plan users can use this form to request a change to the banking information already provided.
Category: Property, Tax and Assessment
Tax payers wishing to pay their taxes on a monthly basis can choose to sign up for the Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP's).
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Training Grant is designed to support local organizations’ participation in education and training initiatives that enhance knowledge and/or skills applicable to their operations or trainees’ role within the organization.  Eligible applicants may receive a grant equal to 25% of Registration Costs for owner and/or employee Training and Education Initiatives over $300 per person to a maximum grant amount of $2,500 per business; OR a grant equal to 50% of Registration Costs for owner and/or employee Training and Education Initiatives $300 or less per person to a maximum grant amount of $1,…
Category: Public Transit
The Transit Access Program helps to ensure all residents of Grande Prairie have access to public transit and can stay connected to their community. If approved, applicants will receive a 50% subsidy on the Grande Prairie Transit SUPERPASS. Learn more about the Transit Access Program Fees  There are no fees to apply for this program. Subsidized fees will apply when purchasing a pass. Timelines In person appointment takes about 10 minutes and there is no waiting period before approval. Online application takes about 2 days upon submission of  completed application. Submission Information Apply…
Category: Public Transit
The City of Grande Prairie offers a charter service which you can hire to transport your guests to a special event within the region of Grande Prairie. GP Transit can be your solution for your transportation needs. Our charter buses can transport 37 passengers by seat and an additional 15 passengers standing. There is a 2 hour minimum charge for any charter service. Applicants are obligated to pay full cost of the charter – this includes travel time from and back to the transit garage. Fees and Timelines Non-profit rate $90/ hour Regular rate $120/ hour   Application Requirements Submit your…
Category: Community Grants, Funding and Awards
The purpose of this form is to collect applicants for Pursuit of Excellence Travel Funding. Fees and Timelines There are no fees. Deadlines are February 1 & August 1. Application Requirements Requirements include a letter of support from a coach/mentor and confirmation of membership with a Provincial/National Sport Association. Submission Information Submit to grants@cityofgp.com  Questions Administrative Coordinator, Sports Development, Wellness and Culture Phone: 780-538-0453 Email: grants@cityofgp.com  Also Known As Sport funding.
Category: Business Grants, Funding and Awards
The Urban Residential Development Grant is intended to encourage residential and Mixed-Use development in the Downtown. Infill development and redevelopment within the program area is eligible for incentive grants of $10,000 per Dwelling Unit for apartment buildings and $15,000 per Dwelling Unit for Mixed-Use Apartment Buildings located within the Downtown Incentives Program Boundary. Minimum Dwelling units are required as per Land Use Bylaw C-1260. In addition to the per unit grant, residential projects are eligible for two other funding opportunities. Applicable projects may qualify for a…
Category: Building, Development and Construction
This waiver is to be utilized when a building permit is being applied for in a subdivision Aquatera Utilities Inc. has not completed a Hydrant Flow Test. Without this test being complete, The City is unable to guarantee adequate fire response. Inspection Services on behalf of The City of Grande Prairie may issue a building permit only after the acceptance of all liability by the Building Contractor in the event of a fire. The City takes no responsibility for your loss in damages, material and/or time in the event of a fire either on OR near your construction site, regardless of the cause,…
Category: Fire Department
A Guide to: Who needs a Fire Safety Plan? When do you need a Fire Safety Plan? What happens if I do not provide a Fire Safety Plan? What does the Safety Codes Officer - Fire / Fire Prevention Officer do?   Questions All enquiries can be made to the City of Grande Prairie Fire Prevention Branch at 780-538-0393 or email: fire_prevention@cityofgp.com  
Category: Boards and Committees
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Grande Prairie Youth Council and between the ages of 14-24, please fill out our application form. For more information on what the Youth Council does, visit our page. Submission Information  In order to submit your application form by email, you need to download the document and have Adobe Reader XI or better to open the PDF.  Please visit https://get.adobe.com/reader/ to get a free copy. Questions If you have any questions about the application process or are having difficulties submitting your application online, please contact 780-538…