A Compliance Letter is a document from the County of Barrhead confirming that all buildings and structures on a parcel, as identified on a submitted Real Property Report (RPR), have met the regulations under the Zoning Bylaw and have the appropriate development permits.
About the Service
The Alberta Land Surveyor's Real Property Report is reviewed by a Development Officer to see if it meets the current Zoning Bylaw regulations and that development permits have been issued for all buildings and structures shown.
The Real Property Report (RPR) must be prepared and signed by a Certified Alberta Land Surveyor. The RPR must show:
- All existing buildings and structures on the property, including fences and sheds,
- The distances from existing buildings and structures to property lines,
- The date of the survey,
- The address and legal description of the property, and
- it also must be stamped with the surveyor's seal.
If everything complies with the parcel's current Zoning Bylaw and if all of the buildings and/or structures shown on the Real Property Report have the required permits, the Compliance Letter will indicate that everything complies.
If the buildings and/or structures on a property have permits according to a prior Zoning Bylaw requirement, but fail to meet current Zoning Bylaw requirements, the applicant will receive a Compliance Letter indicating that their buildings and/or structures are nonconforming.
In this situation, the appropriate permits are in place and no further action is required.
Correcting Identified Issues
If the appropriate permits or encroachment agreements for some of the structures have not been applied for, the Compliance Letter will identify the issues and what actions the applicant must take to correct the issue (ie, apply for an encroachment agreement, remove the structure, apply for permits, et cetera).
Obtaining the Service
Before you apply, ensure a Real Property Report (RPR) is ready to be issued by a Certified Alberta Land Surveyor.
Requests for Compliance Letter can be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or by sending a written request to 780-674-2777
. Ensure that the Real Property Report for the parcel in question is attached to the request.
Once reviewed, the applicant will receive a copy of the Compliance Letter via email or fax from the County of Barrhead.
Payment can be made by in person with cash, interac or cheque, by mail with only a cheque, or by e-mail money transfer to email@example.com
Compliance Letters are $50.00 per property (exclusive of GST).