Land Use Bylaw

Every municipality in Alberta is required to have a Land Use Bylaw as per the requirements in the Municipal Government Act. The Land Use Bylaw establishes rules and regulations for land development as well as the process of making decisions for development permit applications within the City of Red Deer.

The Land Use Bylaw includes land use districts (zones) such as the R1 – Residential (Low Density) District, the C4 – Commercial (Major Arterial) District, or the I1 - Industrial (Business Service) District, in order to separate residential, commercial, and industrial land development and regulate specific land uses and buildings.

Each land use district (zone) has certain land uses that are permitted outright, others are conditional upon approval, and some are prohibited. Examples of land uses include a detached dwelling, merchandise sale, a restaurant or manufacturing.

A Land Use Bylaw is made up of text and maps; the text sets forth the regulations for each land use district (zone) and the maps show what land use district (zone) applies to each parcel of land.

Red Deer’s original Land Use Bylaw was adopted in August 1978 (2588/78). It has since been repealed in 1980, 1996, and 2006. The most current version of the Land Use Bylaw (3357/2006) is available below.

Learn about Land Use Bylaw Basics and read the Frequently Asked Questions.

The most current version of the text portion of Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 is available below:

Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Introduction (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Table of Contents (pdf)

Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 1 - Title, Definitions, General Operative Clauses (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 2 - Administrative Duties and Responsibilities (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 3 - General Regulations Applicable to All Districts (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 4 - Residential Districts and Regulations (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 5 - Commercial Districts and Regulations (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 6 - Industrial Districts and Regulations (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 7 - Overlay and Other Districts and Regulations (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 8 - Direct Control Districts Regulations and Exceptions Respecting Land Use (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 9 - Land Use Bylaw Enforcement (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Part 10 - Riverlands Districts and Development Standards (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Index (pdf)

Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Schedule A - Maps - Divider Sheet (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Schedule B - Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials (pdf)
Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Schedule C - Specified Penalties for Offences (pdf)

Maps

The Land Use Bylaw includes maps which outline the land use district (zone) for each parcel of land within the City of Red Deer. These maps may be viewed by selecting Land Use Bylaw maps or going to the Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006 - Index (pdf) and selecting the desired area.

The land use district (zone) for each parcel of land has also been extracted and incorporated into the Web Map. Please refer to the Web Map Tutorial (pdf)  for instructions on how to determine the land use district (zone) for a parcel of land. 

Please click for more information on Land Use Bylaw Amendments or the Land Use Bylaw Amendment Process

Related Links

Land Use Bylaw Amendment Process
Land Use Bylaw Maps