The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) is a quasi-judicial board independent of the Planning and Development Department of Lac La Biche County. The SDAB hears appeals of the decisions of the Development Authority and the Subdivision Authority and of Stop Orders.
The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is established under the Municipal Government Act, and the County’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw (Bylaw 20-029). A copy of the Municipal Government Act can be obtained from the Alberta Queen’s Printer.
- Click here to view the SDAB Appeal Process
- Click here to view SDAB's Regular Procedures
- Click here to view the SDAB's Procedures during COVID-19
Considering an Appeal
An appeal can be filed for a decision on a subdivision application, development permit application or an issued stop order. To determine whether you have the right to appeal, please refer to the Municipal Government Act.
Filing an Appeal
To file an appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, submit a written Notice of Appeal including reasons, and the appeal fee to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board no later than the final date for appeal as specified by the Municipal Government Act.
The Notice of Appeal form is available here. All appeals filed with the Board are public.
Please contact the Clerk of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board regarding methods to pay the appeal fee.
After an Appeal is Filed
Once an appeal is filed, a hearing will be scheduled within 30 days. At least 5 days’ notice of the hearing will be given to those persons specified in the Municipal Government Act and the County’s Land Use Bylaw.
The Board conducts its hearings in a manner that may resemble court proceedings. The Board tries to keep the process informal, however procedures are set out to promote fairness for all parties. The hearing and evidence submitted are public.
The Board will give its decision in writing together with reasons for the decision within 15 days after concluding the hearing.
Court of Appeal
A decision of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board may be appealed to the Court of Appeal on a question of law or jurisdiction.
You may contact the Clerk of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board at:
Those wishing to find out more about Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards, may consult the Municipal Affairs materials and fact sheets available here.
Information provided should not be considered legal advice. Parties affected by a matter before the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board should consult the actual legislation or may choose to seek legal assistance.