The Planning and Development Department manages development in the town and plans for the growth of Carstairs.
The Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan are the guidelines the department follows for appropriate management.
For Building and Development Fee's, Land Use Re-designation Application Fee's or Subdivision Application Fee's please see the 2022 Rates and Fees Bylaw .
Town Council will call Public Hearings to address certain issues of importance to residents, including, but not limited to, amendments to the Land Use Bylaw. Check this page or the Community Events Calendar for notice of the next Public Hearing. Call Town Office at 403.337.3341 to confirm dates and times.
A Real Property Report is necessary to determine compliance with municipal bylaws. A municipality reviews and endorses the Real Property Report and indicates if the improvements meet the requirements of the local bylaws. The property owner can then resolve any outstanding issues identified by the municipality. Early preparation of a Real Property Report and inquiring on any projects without permits significantly speeds up the process of selling a property. Our office requires four originals signed and stamped by the surveyor and a fee of $50.00.