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Alberta Regulation 183/2017
Municipal Government Act
MUNICIPAL GAS SYSTEMS CORE MARKET (EXPIRY DATE 
EXTENSION) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 349/2017) 
on October 26, 2017 pursuant to section 31 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Municipal Gas Systems Core Market Regulation 
(AR 93/2001) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 10 is amended by striking out "July 31, 2018" and 
substituting "July 31, 2020".


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Alberta Regulation 184/2017
Municipal Government Act
PLANNING EXEMPTION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 350/2017) 
on October 26, 2017 pursuant to section 618 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Planning Exemption Regulation (AR 223/2000) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 4.6 is repealed.

3   Section 6 is amended by striking out "June 30, 2020" and 
substituting "October 31, 2021".

4   Schedule 6 is repealed.



Alberta Regulation 185/2017
Municipal Government Act
EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT VICINITY PROTECTION  
AREA AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 351/2017) 
on October 26, 2017 pursuant to section 693 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Edmonton International Airport Vicinity Protection 
Area Regulation (AR 55/2006) is amended by this 
Regulation. 

2   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	by renumbering clause (a) as clause (a.1) and by 
adding the following before clause (a.1): 
	(a)	"airport lands" means lands owned by the Crown in 
right of Canada and managed and operated as an airport 
by the Airport Operator pursuant to the Regional 
Airports Authorities Act;


	(b)	in clause (e) by adding ", excluding airport lands," after 
"land";
	(c)	by adding the following after clause (e):
	(e.1)	"NEF contour" or "noise exposure forecast contour" 
means a numbered line shown on the map in Schedule 2 
that indicates a boundary of a NEF Area;
	(d)	by repealing clause (f) and substituting the 
following:
	(f)	"noise exposure forecast" means a system comprised of 
a standardized format for forecasted aircraft movement 
inputs, a computer model and associated land use 
compatibility tables, which together have been approved 
by Transport Canada to provide an airport operator 
means to generate NEF contours that can be used by 
land use planning authorities to develop compatible land 
use decisions around an airport;

3   Section 2 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (2):
(3)  The Protection Area does not include the airport lands.

4   Section 10(1) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Amendment to Regulation
10(1)  Where a municipality applies to the Minister for an 
amendment to this Regulation, the application must include a 
resolution of the council that the council supports the proposed 
amendment.

5   Section 12 is repealed.

6   Schedule 1 is amended by adding the following before 
the land descriptions:
The Edmonton International Airport Vicinity Protection Area 
consists of the lands described in this Schedule, but does not 
include the airport lands.

7   Schedule 3 is amended
	(a)	in section 1
	(i)	by renumbering clause (a) as clause (a.1) and 
by adding the following before clause (a.1):
	(a)	"campground" means a facility where spaces are 
provided for temporary accommodation for 
recreational vehicles or tents;
	(ii)	by adding the following after clause (a.1):
	(a.2)	"day care" means a facility for the provision of 
care and supervision of 7 or more children, under 
the age of 13 years, for periods not exceeding 24 
consecutive hours, but does not include an on-site 
child care program that is provided by an employer 
or organization and is ancillary to the primary use 
of the site;
	(iii)	by adding the following after clause (d):
	(d.1)	"place of worship" means a place or building that 
is primarily used or intended as a place where 
people regularly assemble for religious worship 
and associated activities;
	(d.2)	"residence" means a building that includes kitchen, 
sleeping and sanitary facilities and is used 
primarily as a home;
	(d.3)	"school" means a place or building that is used or 
primarily intended for the education of students at 
a preschool, elementary, junior high or high school 
age;
	(b)	in the Table following section 2(1) by striking out 
"Churches" and substituting "Places of Worship".


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Alberta Regulation 186/2017
Municipal Government Act
CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT VICINITY PROTECTION 
AREA AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 352/2017) 
on October 26, 2017 pursuant to section 693 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Calgary International Airport Vicinity Protection Area 
Regulation (AR 177/2009) is amended by this Regulation. 

2   Section 1 is amended by adding the following after 
clause (i):
	(j)	"secondary suite" means a self-contained dwelling basement 
suite that is part of an existing building, meets the building 
code requirements of a secondary suite and has separate 
living, cooking, sleeping and bathroom facilities.

3   Section 3(3) is amended by adding ", with the exception of a 
development permit for a secondary suite in an existing single family 
development" after "prohibited use".

4   Section 7(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:
Amendment to Regulation
7(1)  Where a municipality applies to the Minister for an amendment 
to this Regulation, the application must include a resolution of the 
council that the council supports the proposed amendment.

5   Section 9 is repealed.

6   Schedule 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Schedule 2
 



Alberta Regulation 187/2017
Municipal Government Act
OFF-SITE LEVIES REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 353/2017) 
on October 26, 2017 pursuant to section 694 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Application generally
	3	General principles
Levy Bylaws
	4	Principles and criteria for determining methodology
	5	Principles and criteria for determining levy costs
	6	Additional principles and criteria to apply 
to s648(2.1) facilities
	7	Additional principles and criteria to apply to s648.01  
intermunicipal off-site levies
	8	Consultation
	9	Annual report


Levy Bylaw Appeals
	10	Who may appeal
	11	Appeal period
	12	Form of appeal
	13	Consolidation of appeals
	14	No stay of levy
Sale of Facilities
	15	Consultation on proposed sale
	16	Proceeds of sale
	17	Repeal
	18	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation, 
	(a)	"facilities" includes the facility, the associated infrastructure, 
the land necessary for the facility and related appurtenances 
referred to in section 648(2.1) of the Act;
	(b)	"infrastructure" includes the infrastructure, the facilities and 
the land necessary for the infrastructure or facilities referred 
to in section 648(2) of the Act;
	(c)	"levy" means an off-site levy referred to in section 648(1) of 
the Act;
	(d)	"stakeholder" means any person that will be required to pay 
the levy when the bylaw is passed, or any other person the 
municipality considers is affected.
Application generally
2   A municipality, in establishing a levy
	(a)	for the purposes of section 648(2) of the Act, must apply the 
principles and criteria specified in sections 3, 4 and 5, 
	(b)	for the purposes of section 648(2.1) of the Act, must apply 
the principles and criteria specified in sections 3, 4, 5 and 6, 
and
	(c)	for the purposes of section 648.01 of the Act, must apply the 
principles and criteria specified in sections 3, 4, 5 and 7.
General principles
3(1)  The municipality is responsible for addressing and defining 
existing and future infrastructure and facility requirements.
(2)  The municipality must consult in good faith with stakeholders in 
accordance with section 8.
(3)  All beneficiaries of development are to be given the opportunity to 
participate in the cost of providing and installing infrastructure and 
facilities in the municipality on an equitable basis related to the degree 
of benefit.
(4)  Where necessary and practicable, the municipality is to coordinate 
infrastructure and facilities provisions and services with neighbouring 
municipalities.
Levy Bylaws
Principles and criteria for determining methodology
4(1)  A municipality has the flexibility to determine the methodology 
on which to base the calculation of the levy, provided that such 
methodology
	(a)	takes into account criteria such as area, density or intensity of 
use, 
	(b)	recognizes variation among infrastructure types, 
	(c)	is consistent across the municipality for that type of 
infrastructure or facility, and
	(d)	is clear and reasonable.
(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1)(c), the methodology for 
determining a levy for the purposes of section 648(2.1) of the Act may 
be different from the methodology used to calculate any other levy 
established by the municipality.
Principles and criteria for determining levy costs
5(1)  In determining the basis on which the levy is calculated, the 
municipality must at a minimum consider and include or reference the 
following in the bylaw imposing the levy:
	(a)	a description of the specific infrastructure and facilities;
	(b)	a description of each of the benefitting areas and how those 
areas were determined;
	(c)	supporting technical data and analysis; 
	(d)	estimated costs and mechanisms to address variations in cost 
over time.
(2)  The municipality may establish the levy in a manner that involves 
or recognizes the unique or special circumstances of the municipality. 
(3)  The information used to calculate the levy must be kept current.
(4)  The municipality must include a requirement for a periodic review 
of the calculation of the levy in the bylaw imposing the levy.
(5)  There must be a correlation between the levy and the benefits to 
new development.
Additional principles and criteria to  
apply to s648(2.1) facilities
6(1)  In calculating a levy imposed pursuant to section 648(2.1) of the 
Act, the municipality must take into consideration supporting statutory 
plans, policies or agreements and any other relevant documents that 
identify
	(a)	the need for and anticipated benefits from the new facilities,
	(b)	the anticipated growth horizon, and
	(c)	the portion of the estimated cost of the facilities that is 
proposed to be paid by each of
	(i)	the municipality, 
	(ii)	the revenue raised by the levy, and
	(iii)	other sources of revenue.
(2)  In addition to the criteria set out in subsection (1), the principles 
and criteria set out in sections 3, 4 and 5 apply when determining a 
levy for the facilities referred to in section 648(2.1) of the Act.
(3)  The municipality has the discretion to establish service levels and 
minimum building and base standards for the proposed facilities.
Additional principles and criteria to apply to s648.01 
intermunicipal off-site levies
7(1)  In calculating a levy imposed on an intermunicipal basis pursuant 
to section 648.01 of the Act, each participating municipality must use a 
consistent methodology to calculate the levy and each bylaw imposing 
the levy must
	(a)	identify the same specific infrastructure and facilities,
	(b)	identify the same benefitting area across each participating 
municipality for the specific infrastructure and facilities, and 
	(c)	identify the portion of benefit attributable to each 
participating municipality within that benefitting area.
(2)  In addition to the criteria set out in subsection (1), the principles 
and criteria set out in sections 3, 4 and 5 apply when determining an 
intermunicipal levy referred to in section 648.01 of the Act.
(3)  In addition to the criteria set out in subsection (1), when 
determining an intermunicipal levy referred to in section 648.01 of the 
Act for facilities referred to in section 648(2.1) of the Act, the 
principles and criteria set out in section 6 apply.
Consultation
8(1)  The municipality must consult in good faith with stakeholders 
prior to making a final determination on defining and addressing 
existing and future infrastructure and facility requirements.
(2)  The municipality must consult in good faith with stakeholders 
when determining the methodology on which to base the levy.
(3)  Prior to passing or amending a bylaw imposing a levy, the 
municipality must consult in good faith on the calculation of the levy 
with stakeholders in the benefitting area where the levy will apply.
(4)  During consultation under subsections (2), (3) and (4), the 
municipality must make available to stakeholders on request any 
assumptions, data or calculations used to determine the levy.
Annual report
9(1)  The municipality must provide full and open disclosure of all the 
levy costs and payments.
(2)  The municipality must report on the levy annually and include in 
the report the details of all levies received and utilized for each type of 
facility and infrastructure within each benefitting area.
(3)  Any report referred to in subsection (2) must be in writing and be 
publicly available in its entirety.
Levy Bylaw Appeals
Who may appeal
10   Pursuant to section 648.1 of the Act, any person who is directly 
affected by a bylaw imposing a levy may submit a notice of appeal to 
the Municipal Government Board.
Appeal period
11   An appeal must be submitted to the Municipal Government Board 
within 30 days of the day on which the bylaw imposing the levy was 
passed.
Form of appeal
12(1)  A notice of appeal under section 10 must
	(a)	identify the municipality or municipalities that passed the 
bylaw that is objected to,
	(b)	identify how the appellant is directly affected by the bylaw 
that is objected to,
	(c)	set out the grounds on which the appeal is made,
	(d)		contain a description of the relief requested by the appellant,
	(e)	where the appellant is an individual, be signed by the 
appellant or the appellant's lawyer,
	(f)	where the appellant is a corporation, be signed by an 
authorized director or officer of the corporation or by the 
corporation's lawyer, and
	(g)	contain an address for service for the appellant.
(2)  If a notice of appeal does not comply with subsection (1), the 
Municipal Government Board must reject it and dismiss the appeal. 
Consolidation of appeals
13   Where there are 2 or more appeals commenced in accordance with 
section 10, the Municipal Government Board may
	(a)	consolidate the appeals,
	(b)	hear the appeals at the same time, 
	(c)	hear the appeals consecutively, or
	(d)	stay the determination of the appeals until the determination 
of any other appeal.
No stay of levy
14(1)  The municipality may continue to impose and collect a levy 
even if the bylaw imposing the levy is subject to an appeal under 
section 10.
(2)  During the appeal period or pending the determination of an 
appeal of the bylaw imposing the levy by the Municipal Government 
Board, any levy received under that bylaw by the municipality must be 
held in a separate account for each type of facility.
(3)  The municipality must not use levy funds received while the bylaw 
imposing the levy is subject to an appeal under section 10 until the 
appeal has been determined by the Municipal Government Board.
Sale of Facilities
Consultation on proposed sale
15   The municipality must engage in public consultation prior to the 
sale of any facilities constructed using levy funds.
Proceeds of sale
16   The proceeds of the sale of a facility constructed using levy funds 
must be used for the purpose for which the levy was originally 
collected. 
Repeal
17   The Principles and Criteria for Off-site Levies Regulation 
(AR 48/2004) is repealed. 
Coming into force
18  This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
sections 104, 105 and 131(b) of the Modernized Municipal 
Government Act and section 1(60)(a) of An Act to Strengthen 
Municipal Government.


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Alberta Regulation 188/2017
Municipal Government Act
SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 354/2017) 
on October 26, 2017 pursuant to section 694 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Subdivision and Development Regulation 
(AR 43/2002) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1(1)(c) is repealed and the following is 
substituted:
	(c)	"food establishment" means food establishment as defined in 
the Food Regulation (AR 31/2006), but does not include a 
food establishment to which that Regulation does not apply 
pursuant to section 2(2) of that Regulation;

3   Section 4 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by striking out "A" and substituting "Subject to 
section 653.1 of the Act, a";
	(ii)	in clause (a) by striking out "the Subdivision and 
Development Forms Regulation" and substituting 
"Form 1 of the Schedule";
	(iii)	by striking out "and" at the end of clause (d) 
and by adding the following after clause (d):
	(d.1)	a copy of any agreement made under section 664.1 
of the Act, and
	(b)	in subsection (3)(d) by striking out "river, stream, 
watercourse, lake or other";
	(c)	in subsection (4) by striking out "and" at the end of 
clause (e), by adding "and" at the end of clause (f) 
and by adding the following after clause (f):
	(g)	information provided by the AER identifying the 
location of any active wells, batteries, processing plants 
or pipelines within the proposed subdivision.

4   Section 5(5) is amended
	(a)	by striking out "On receipt of a complete application for 
subdivision" and substituting "On an application for 
subdivision being determined or deemed under section 653.1 
of the Act to be complete";
	(b)	in clause (a)
	(i)	by striking out "authority" and substituting 
"board";
	(ii)	by striking out "school purposes" and substituting 
"school board purposes";
	(c)	in clause (d)
	(i)	by striking out "Transportation" wherever it 
occurs and substituting "the Minister responsible 
for administration of the Highways Development and 
Protection Act";
	(ii)	in subclause (i) by striking out "where the posted 
speed limit is less than 80 kilometres per hour";
	(iii)	in subclause (ii) 
	(A)	by striking out "0.8" and substituting "1.6";
	(B)	by striking out "where the posted speed limit is 
80 kilometres per hour or greater";
	(d)	in clause (e) by striking out "river, stream, watercourse, 
lake or other" wherever it occurs;
	(e)	by repealing clause (j)(i) and substituting the 
following:
	(i)	any of the land that is the subject of the application is 
adjacent to or contains, either wholly or partially,
	(A)	land identified on the Listing of Historic Resources 
maintained by the Minister responsible for the 
administration of the Historical Resources Act, or
	(B)	the public land set aside for use as historical 
resources under the Public Lands Act,
			or
	(f)	by striking out "Environment and Sustainable Resource 
Development" in the following clauses and 
substituting "Environment and Parks":
		clause (b); 
clause (h); 
clause (i).

5   Section 6 is amended
	(a)	by striking out "A" and substituting "Subject to section 
640.1 of the Act, a";
	(b)	in clause (a) 
	(i)	by striking out "receipt of the completed application" 
and substituting "an application being determined or 
deemed under section 653.1 of the Act to be complete";
	(ii)	by striking out "a completed application" and 
substituting "an application";
	(c)	in clause (b) by striking out "receipt of any other 
completed application under section 4(1)" and 
substituting "an application under section 4(1) being 
determined or deemed under section 653.1 of the Act to be 
complete".

6   Section 10(1) is amended by striking out "permanent 
additional overnight accommodation or public facility" and 
substituting "permanent dwelling, public facility or unrestricted 
country residential development".

7   Section 11(1) is amended by striking out "permanent 
additional overnight accommodation or public facility" and 
substituting "permanent dwelling, public facility or unrestricted 
country residential development".

8   Section 12 is amended
	(a)	by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the 
following:
(2)  Subject to subsection (5), a subdivision authority shall not 
approve an application for subdivision for school, hospital, food 
establishment or residential use unless 
	(a)	the property line of the proposed lot for school, hospital, 
food establishment or residential use is 300 metres or 
more from the working area of an operating wastewater 
treatment plant, or 
	(b)	on considering the matters referred to in section 7, each 
proposed lot includes a suitable building site for school, 
hospital, food establishment or residential use that is 
300 metres or more from the working area of an 
operating wastewater treatment plant.
	(b)	by repealing subsection (4) and substituting the 
following:
(4)  Subject to subsection (5), 
	(a)	a subdivision authority shall not approve an application 
for subdivision for the purposes of developing a 
wastewater treatment plant unless the working area of 
the wastewater treatment plant is situated at least 300 
metres from the property line of an existing or a 
proposed lot for any school, hospital, food 
establishment or residential use, and 
	(b)	a development authority shall not issue a permit for the 
purposes of developing a wastewater treatment plant 
unless the working area of the wastewater treatment 
plant is situated at least 300 metres from the building 
site for an existing or a proposed school, hospital, food 
establishment or residence.

9   Section 13 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by striking out "the creation of a building site" and 
substituting "a property line of a lot created by 
subdivision";
	(ii)	by adding "being located" after "uses";
	(iii)	in clause (c) by striking out "disposal area" and 
substituting "working area or disposal area";
	(iv)	by striking out "or" at the end of clause (c) and 
by adding the following after clause (c):
	(c.1)	within 450 metres of the working area or disposal 
area of an operating hazardous waste management 
facility, or
	(b)	in subsection (3)
	(i)	in clause (c) by striking out "disposal area" and 
substituting "working area or disposal area";
	(ii)	by striking out "or" at the end of clause (c) and 
by adding the following after clause (c):
	(c.1)	is within 450 metres of the working area or 
disposal area of an operating hazardous waste 
management facility, or
	(c)	in subsection (4) by striking out "residence or" and 
substituting "residential use or";
	(d)	in subsection (5) by striking out "Environment and 
Sustainable Resource Development" and substituting 
"Environment and Parks".

10   Section 14 is amended
	(a)	by striking out "0.8" and substituting "1.6";
	(b)	by striking out "where the posted speed limit is 80 
kilometres per hour or greater";
	(c)	in clause (e) by adding "at the time of the application for 
subdivision" after "Minister of Transportation".

11   Section 15(3) is amended by adding "solely" after "is to 
be".

12   Section 19 is amended by adding the following after 
clause (e):
	(f)	a conservation reserve must be identified by a number with 
the suffix "CR".

13   Section 20 is amended by striking out "the Subdivision and 
Development Forms Regulation" and substituting "Form 2 of the 
Schedule".

14   Section 22 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by adding the following after 
clause (d):
	(e)	the distance with respect to 
	(i)	a historical site, or 
	(ii)	a historical site or a historical resource described in 
an agreement under section 5(5)(j)(ii).
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (2):
(3)  For the purposes of section 678(2)(a)(ii) of the Act and 
subsection (1)(e)(i), "historical site" means land identified on the 
Listing of Historic Resources maintained by the Minister 
responsible for the administration of the Historical Resources 
Act.

15   Section 25 is repealed.

16   The following is added after section 26:
Schedule 
 
Form 1 
 
(section 4) 
 
Application for Subdivision
DATE of receipt of           FILE NO.            
	completed Form
	                              
	Fee Submitted:
THIS FORM IS TO BE COMPLETED IN FULL WHEREVER APPLICABLE BY 
THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE LAND THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE 
APPLICATION OR BY A PERSON AUTHORIZED TO ACT ON THE 
REGISTERED OWNER'S BEHALF
1.	Name of registered owner of land to be subdivided: 		
	Address, postal code and phone no.:		
2.	Name of agent (person authorized to act on behalf of registered owner), 
	if any:	
	Address, postal code and phone no.: 	
3.	LEGAL DESCRIPTION AND AREA OF LAND TO BE SUBDIVIDED
All/part of the     1/4 sec.     twp.     range     west of     meridian being 
all/parts of lot     block     Reg. Plan No.     C.O.T. No       Area of the  
above parcel of land to be subdivided       hectares
	Municipal address (if applicable) 	
4.	LOCATION OF LAND TO BE SUBDIVIDED
	a.  The land is situated in the municipality of 	
	b.  Is the land situated immediately adjacent to the municipal boundary? 
	Yes       	No      
	If "yes", the adjoining municipality is 	
	c.  Is the land situated within 1.6 kilometres of the centre line of a highway 
	     right of way?
	Yes       	No                                 If "yes", the highway is No.           
	d.  Does the proposed parcel contain or is it adjacent to a body of water 
	     or by a drainage ditch or canal?
	Yes       	No                          If "yes", state its name 	
	e.  Is the proposed parcel within 1.5 kilometres of a sour gas facility?
	Yes       	No      
5.	EXISTING AND PROPOSED USE OF LAND TO BE SUBDIVIDED
	Describe:
	a.  Existing use of the land 	
	b.  Proposed use of the land 	
	c.  The designated use of the land as classified under a land use bylaw  
	     	
6.	PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LAND TO BE SUBDIVIDED
	(WHERE APPROPRIATE)
	a.  Describe the nature of the topography of the land (flat, rolling, steep, 
	     mixed) 	
	b.  Describe the nature of the vegetation and water on the land (brush, shrubs, 
	     tree stands, woodlots, etc., - sloughs, creeks, etc.)  
	     	
	c.  Describe the kind of soil on the land (sandy, loam, clay, etc.) 
	     	
7.	EXISTING BUILDINGS ON THE LAND TO BE SUBDIVIDED
	Describe any buildings and any structures on the land and whether they are 
	to be demolished or moved 	
8.	WATER AND SEWER SERVICES
	If the proposed subdivision is to be served by other than a water distribution  
	system and a wastewater collection system, describe the manner of providing 
	water and sewage disposal:	
9.	REGISTERED OWNER OR PERSON ACTING ON THE 
	REGISTERED OWNER'S BEHALF
I           (Full name)                  hereby certify that
	?	I am the registered owner, or
	?	I am the agent authorized to act on behalf of the registered owner
and that the information given on this form is full and complete and is,  
to the best of my knowledge, a true statement of the facts relating to this 
application for subdivision.
	Address 	(Signed) 	
	Phone No.  	Date 	
FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE PROVIDED BY THE APPLICANT ON 
THE REVERSE OF THIS FORM.
Form 2 
 
(section 20) 
 
Deferred Reserve Caveat
TAKE NOTICE that the    (name of municipality)    has an estate or 
interest in the nature of municipal reserve, school reserve or municipal 
and school reserve under section 669 of the Municipal Government Act 
by virtue of the decision of the    (name of subdivision authority)   
dated the         day of            , 20    in             acres of the lands 
described as follows:
standing in the register in the name(s) of 	
and the caveator forbids the registration of any person as transferee or 
owner of, or any instrument affecting, the said estate or interest, unless 
the instrument or certificate of title, as the case may be, is expressed to 
be subject to my claim.
I APPOINT
as the place at which notices and proceedings relating hereto may be 
served.
DATED this       day of         , 20   
	(Signed)                                     
	                                                   
	(Title of person acting on behalf  
	of subdivision authority)         
AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF CAVEAT
I make oath and say as follows:
1  I am the agent for the caveator.
2  I believe the caveator has a good and valid claim on the land and say 
that this caveat is not being filed for the purpose of delaying or 
embarrassing any person interested in or proposing to deal with it.
SWORN BEFORE ME at the              of	) 
              , in the Province of Alberta, the	) 
         day of                        ,             	 .) 
	

17(1)  Subject to this section, this Regulation comes into 
force on November 1, 2017.
(2)  Section 3(a)(i) comes into force on the coming into force 
of section 108 of the Modernized Municipal Government 
Act.
(3)  Section 3(a)(iii) comes into force on the coming into 
force of section 116 of the Modernized Municipal 
Government Act.
(4)  Section 3(b) comes into force on the coming into force 
of section 4(b) of the Modernized Municipal Government 
Act. 
(5)  Section 4(a) comes into force on the coming into force 
of section 108 of the Modernized Municipal Government 
Act.
(6)  Section 5(a) comes into force on the coming into force 
of section 101 of the Modernized Municipal Government 
Act.
(7)  Section 5(b) and (c) come into force on the coming into 
force of section 108 of the Modernized Municipal 
Government Act.
(8)  Section 14(b) comes into force on the coming into force 
section 121(a) of the Modernized Municipal Government 
Act.


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Alberta Regulation 189/2017
Municipal Government Act
EDMONTON METROPOLITAN REGION BOARD REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 355/2017) 
on October 26, 2017 pursuant to section 708.02 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Edmonton Metropolitan 
Region Board
	2	Continuation of Board
	3	Mandate of Board
	4	Chair of Board
	5	Voting rights of representatives
	6	Power and duties of Board
Part 2 
Preparation of Edmonton Metropolitan 
Region Growth Plan
	7	Preparation of Growth Plan
	8	Objectives of Growth Plan
	9	Contents of Growth Plan
	10	Limitation of Plan
Part 3 
Approval of Statutory Plans
	11	Application of Part
	12	Regional Evaluation Framework
	13	Approval of statutory plan
Part 4 
Preparation of Edmonton 
Metropolitan Region Servicing Plan
	14	Servicing Plan
	15	Objectives of Servicing Plan
	16	Contents of Servicing Plan
Part 5 
General Matters
	17	Regulation review
	18	Repeal
	19	Coming into force 
 
Schedule
Definitions
1   In this Regulation, 
	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)	"Board" means the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board 
continued under section 2;
	(c)	"Edmonton Metropolitan Region" means the lands lying 
within the boundaries of the participating municipalities;
	(d)	"Framework" means the Regional Evaluation Framework, 
including any amendments to the Framework, approved by 
the Minister under section 12;
	(e)	"Growth Plan" means an integrated growth management plan 
for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, including any 
amendments to that plan, approved by the Minister under 
section 708.1 of the Act;
	(f)	"Minister" means the Minister responsible for the Act;
	(g)	"participating municipality" means a municipality listed in 
the Schedule;
	(h)	"representative" means a person appointed by a participating 
municipality under section 708.04 of the Act or designated 
under section 2(4) of this Regulation;
	(i)	"Servicing Plan" means a plan to provide services referred to 
in section 16 on a regional basis;
	(j)	"statutory plan" means
	(i)	a statutory plan as defined in section 616(dd) of the Act, 
or
	(ii)	an amendment to a statutory plan referred to in 
subclause (i).
Part 1 
Edmonton Metropolitan 
Region Board
Continuation of Board
2(1)  In accordance with section 708.02(1.2) of the Act, the Capital 
Region Board is continued under the name of the Edmonton 
Metropolitan Region Board.
(2)  Each participating municipality may appoint a person to act in the 
representative's place in the event of the representative's temporary 
absence or temporary inability to act.
(3)  A representative appointed under section 708.04 of the Act and 
subsection (2) must be a councillor of the participating municipality 
that is appointing the representative.
(4)  Until a participating municipality appoints a representative under 
section 708.04 of the Act, the chief elected official of the participating 
municipality is designated as that municipality's representative.
(5)  If the representative of a participating municipality is unable to 
attend a meeting of the Board, the Board, on the request of the 
participating municipality, may provide for an alternative method of 
representation for the participating municipality at that meeting.
(6)  Representatives appointed under section 708.04 of the Act are 
expected to represent the perspectives of their respective municipality 
during Board deliberations, but have a duty to act in the best interests 
of the Board when taking actions or making decisions. 
Mandate of Board
3(1)  The Board shall
	(a)	strive towards consensus regarding matters before the Board, 
	(b)	promote the long term sustainability of the Edmonton 
Metropolitan Region,
	(c)	ensure environmentally responsible land-use planning, 
growth management and efficient use of land,
	(d)	develop policies regarding the coordination of regional 
infrastructure investment and service delivery,
	(e)	promote the economic well-being and competitiveness of the 
Edmonton Metropolitan Region, and
	(f)	develop policies outlining how the Board shall engage the 
public on the Growth Plan and the Servicing Plan.
(2)  In fulfilling its mandate, the Board shall further
	(a)	prepare a Growth Plan,
	(b)	prepare a Servicing Plan,
	(c)	advise and make recommendations to the Minister regarding 
the implementation of the Growth Plan and the Servicing 
Plan,
	(d)	facilitate the resolution of issues arising from the preparation 
and implementation of the Growth Plan and the Servicing 
Plan, and
	(e)	develop and implement policies for the sharing of costs for 
regional projects of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
Chair of Board
4(1)  Representatives appointed under section 708.04 of the Act or 
designated by section 2(4) shall elect from among them a Chair of the 
Board.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), the Minister may by order appoint an 
interim Chair of the Board.
(3)  If the Minister appoints an interim Chair, the term of the Chair 
elected under subsection (1) commences on the day after the expiry of 
the term of the interim Chair.
(4)  The interim Chair does not have voting rights.
(5)  The representatives appointed under section 708.04 of the Act or 
designated by section 2(4) may appoint a Chair that is not a 
representative appointed under section 708.04 of the Act or designated 
by section 2(4) in accordance with policies established by the Board. 
(6)  A Chair appointed under section 4(5) does not have voting rights. 
Voting rights of representatives 
5(1)  Subject to section 708.03(2) of the Act and section 4(4) and (6) 
of this Regulation, each representative has one vote.
(2)  If a decision of the Board is to be made by a vote, the decision 
must be supported by not fewer than 2/3 of the representatives from 
participating municipalities that collectively have at least 2/3 of the 
population in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
(3)  Subject to section 2(5), if a representative is not present for a vote 
of the Board, or abstains from voting, the representative is deemed to 
have voted in the affirmative. 
Power and duties of Board
6   The Board may
	(a)	develop policies allowing for the participation of non-
members,
	(b)	requisition participating municipalities for operating costs 
related to the operations of the Board and capital costs where 
authorized by the Board, and 
	(c)	carry out any other functions and duties as the Minister 
directs.
Part 2 
Preparation of Edmonton 
Metropolitan Growth Plan 
Preparation of Growth Plan
7(1)  The Board shall, within 3 years from the coming into force of 
this Regulation, prepare and submit to the Minister a proposed 
Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan.
(2)  The Board shall review the Growth Plan every 10 years, or earlier 
as determined by the Board, unless otherwise ordered by the Minister 
under section 708.24(2) of the Act.
Objectives of Growth Plan
8   The objectives of the Growth Plan are
	(a)	to promote an integrated and strategic approach to planning 
for future growth in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region,
	(b)	to identify the overall development pattern and key future 
infrastructure investments that would
	(i)	best complement existing infrastructure, services and 
land uses in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region,
	(ii)	best complement the desired scale of development and 
community visions across the Edmonton Metropolitan 
Region,
	(iii)	best address efficient and cost effective growth and 
development, and
	(iv)	maximize benefits to the Edmonton Metropolitan 
Region,
	(c)	to coordinate decisions in the Edmonton Metropolitan 
Region to sustain economic growth and ensure strong 
communities and a healthy environment, and 
	(d)	to promote the social, environmental and economic 
well-being and competitiveness of the Edmonton 
Metropolitan Region. 
Contents of Growth Plan
9(1)   Except as otherwise specified by the Minister, a proposed 
Growth Plan must contain a comprehensive, integrated regional land-
use plan for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region that includes the 
following:
	(a)	population and employment projections;
	(b)	the identification of
	(i)	growth areas,
	(ii)	land supply for residential, commercial and industrial 
purposes,
	(iii)	agricultural lands,
	(iv)	density of development,
	(v)	the development and location of infrastructure, and
	(vi)	corridors for recreation, transportation, energy 
transmission, utilities and intermunicipal transit;
	(c)	policies regarding the planning for corridors for recreation, 
transportation, energy transmission, utilities and 
intermunicipal transit; 
	(d)	policies regarding environmentally sensitive areas; 
	(e)	policies regarding the coordination of infrastructure planning 
and development among the participating municipalities; 
	(f)	policies that address new settlement areas;
	(g)	policies that address the intensification of existing settlement 
areas;
	(h)	policies regarding the conservation of agricultural lands;
	(i)	specific actions to be taken by the participating 
municipalities to implement the Growth Plan.
(2)  In preparing a proposed Growth Plan, the Board may also have 
regard to any matter relating to the physical, social or economic 
development of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. 
Limitation of Plan
10   Despite anything to the contrary in this Regulation, the Growth 
Plan is of no effect to the extent it directs the Government of Alberta to 
expend funds, to commit to funding arrangements or to undertake 
particular actions or adopt particular policies or programs.
Part 3 
Approval of Statutory Plans
Application of Part
11   This Part applies to a statutory plan only after a Regional 
Evaluation Framework is approved by the Minister under section 12.
Regional Evaluation Framework
12(1)  The Board shall prepare and submit to the Minister a Regional 
Evaluation Framework containing
	(a)	criteria to be used to determine whether a statutory plan must 
be submitted for approval under section 13(1),
	(b)	procedures for submitting statutory plans for approval under 
section 13(1), and
	(c)	the criteria and procedures to be followed by the Board for 
the objective evaluation and approval of statutory plans in 
relation to the Growth Plan and the Servicing Plan.
(2)  The Minister may, by order, approve, reject or amend a 
Framework.
(3)  The Framework has no effect until it is approved by the Minister.
(4)  If the Board fails to provide a Framework, the Minister may, by 
order, establish a Framework.
(5)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4), if the Minister establishes or 
approves a Framework, the Minister shall provide a copy of it to each 
participating municipality. 
(6)  The Framework is not a regulation within the meaning of the 
Regulations Act.
Approval of statutory plan
13(1)  Statutory plans to be adopted by a participating municipality 
that meet the criteria set out in the Framework must be submitted to the 
Board for approval.
(2)  In accordance with the Framework, the Board may approve or 
reject a statutory plan.
(3)  A statutory plan referred to in subsection (1) has no effect unless it 
is approved by the Board under subsection (2).
(4)  Subject to an appeal or dispute resolution mechanism established 
under section 708.23(1) of the Act or as otherwise provided in the 
Framework, a participating municipality has no right to a hearing 
before the Board in respect of its approval or rejection of a statutory 
plan.
(5)  Subject to section 708.23(1) of the Act, a decision of the Board 
under this section is final and not subject to appeal.
(6)  This section applies only to statutory plans to be adopted by a 
participating municipality after the establishment of the Framework.
Part 4 
Preparation of Edmonton Metropolitan 
Region Servicing Plan
Servicing Plan
14(1)  The Board shall, within 2 years from the coming into force of 
this Regulation, prepare a Metropolitan Region Servicing Plan for the 
Edmonton Metropolitan Region and file a copy with the Minister. 
(2)  The Board shall review the Servicing Plan every 5 years. 
Objectives of Servicing Plan
15   The objectives of the Servicing Plan are as follows:
	(a)	to identify the services required to support the goals of, and 
to implement, the Growth Plan;
	(b)	to support the optimization of shared services to enhance use 
of ratepayer dollars; 
	(c)	to facilitate orderly, economical and environmentally 
responsible growth in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region;
	(d)	to coordinate planning and decisions regarding services 
among member municipalities to ensure the optimization of 
ratepayer dollars.
Contents of Servicing Plan
16   The Servicing Plan must
	(a)	list the servicing required to support the development 
outlined in the Growth Plan, which may include
	(i)	transportation, including regional transit,
	(ii)	water, waste water and storm water,
	(iii)	solid waste,
	(iv)	emergency services, and
	(v)	any other services, identified by the board which benefit 
residents in more than one of the municipalities that are 
parties to the Servicing Plan,
	(b)	for services to be provided on an intermunicipal basis, outline 
how each service will be
	(i)	intermunicipally delivered, including which 
municipality will lead delivery of the service, and
	(ii)	intermunicipally funded,
	(c)	set the timeframe for implementing services to be provided 
on an intermunicipal basis,
	(d)	contain other matters necessary to support the Growth Plan, 
and
	(e)	contain any other matter the Minister considers appropriate. 
Part 5 
General Matters
Regulation review
17   This Regulation shall be reviewed every 5 years. 
Repeal
18   The Capital Region Board Regulation (AR 38/2012) is repealed.
Coming into force
19   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
section 133(a) of the Modernized Municipal Government Act.
Schedule  
Participating Municipalities
	(a)	City of Edmonton;
	(b)	Town of Beaumont;
	(c)	Town of Devon;
	(d)	City of Fort Saskatchewan;
	(e)	City of Leduc;
	(f)	Leduc County;
	(g)	Town of Morinville;
	(h)	Parkland County;
	(i)	City of St. Albert;
	(j)	City of Spruce Grove;
	(k)	Town of Stony Plain;
	(l)	Strathcona County;
	(m)	Sturgeon County.


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Alberta Regulation 190/2017
Municipal Government Act
CALGARY METROPOLITAN REGION BOARD REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 356/2017) 
on October 26, 2017 pursuant to section 708.02 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Calgary Metropolitan Region Board
	2	Establishment of Board
	3	Mandate of Board
	4	Chair of Board
	5	Voting rights of representatives
	6	Power and duties of Board
Part 2 
Preparation of Calgary Metropolitan 
Region Growth Plan
	7	Preparation of Growth Plan
	8	Objectives of Growth Plan
	9	Contents of Growth Plan
	10	Limitation of Plan
Part 3 
Approval of Statutory Plans
	11	Application of Part
	12	Regional Evaluation Framework
	13	Approval of statutory plan
Part 4 
Preparation of Calgary 
Metropolitan Region Servicing Plan
	14	Servicing Plan
	15	Objectives of Servicing Plan
	16	Contents of Servicing Plan
Part 5 
General Matters
	17	Transitional 
	18	Regulation review
	19	Coming into force 
 
Schedule
Definitions
1   In this Regulation, 
	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)	"Board" means the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board 
established by section 2;
	(c)	"Calgary Metropolitan Region" means the lands lying within 
the boundaries of the participating municipalities;
	(d)	"Framework" means the Regional Evaluation Framework, 
including any amendments to the Framework, approved by 
the Minister under section 12;
	(e)	"Growth Plan" means an integrated growth management plan 
for the Calgary Metropolitan Region, including any 
amendments to that plan, approved by the Minister under 
section 708.1 of the Act;
	(f)	"Minister" means the Minister responsible for the Act;
	(g)	"participating municipality" means a municipality listed in 
the Schedule;
	(h)	"recreation corridor" means a corridor with varying width 
where one or more trail recreation activities occur;
	(i)	"representative" means a person appointed by a participating 
municipality under section 708.04 of the Act or designated 
under section 2(4) of this Regulation;
	(j)	"Servicing Plan" means a plan to provide services referred to 
in section 16 on a regional basis;
	(k)	"statutory plan" means
	(i)	a statutory plan as defined in section 616(dd) of the Act, 
or
	(ii)	an amendment to a statutory plan referred to in 
subclause (i).
Part 1 
Calgary Metropolitan Region Board
Establishment of Board
2(1)  The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board is established in 
accordance with section 708.02(1.1) of the Act.
(2)  Each participating municipality may appoint a person to act in the 
representative's place in the event of the representative's temporary 
absence or temporary inability to act.
(3)  A representative appointed under section 708.04 of the Act and 
subsection 2(2) must be a councillor of the participating municipality 
that is appointing the representative.
(4)  Until a participating municipality appoints a representative under 
section 708.04 of the Act, the chief elected official of the participating 
municipality is designated as that municipality's representative.
(5)  If the representative of a participating municipality is unable to 
attend a meeting of the Board, the Board, on the request of the 
participating municipality, may provide for an alternative method of 
representation for the participating municipality at that meeting.
(6)  Representatives appointed under section 708.04 of the Act are 
expected to represent the perspectives of their respective municipality 
during Board deliberations, but have a duty to act in the best interests 
of the Board when taking actions or making decisions. 
Mandate of Board
3(1)  The Board shall
	(a)	strive towards consensus regarding matters before the Board, 
	(b)	promote the long term sustainability of the Calgary 
Metropolitan Region,
	(c)	ensure environmentally responsible land-use planning, 
growth management and efficient use of land,
	(d)	develop policies regarding the coordination of regional 
infrastructure investment and service delivery,
	(e)	promote the economic well-being and competitiveness of the 
Calgary Metropolitan Region,
	(f)	develop policies outlining how the Board shall engage the 
public on the Growth Plan and the Servicing Plan, and
	(g)	be limited in its mandate and role to those powers given to 
the Board under the Act and this Regulation.
(2)  In fulfilling its mandate, the Board shall further
	(a)	prepare a Growth Plan,
	(b)	prepare a Servicing Plan,
	(c)	advise and make recommendations to the Minister regarding 
the implementation of the Growth Plan and the Servicing 
Plan,
	(d)	facilitate the resolution of issues arising from the preparation 
and implementation of the Growth Plan and the Servicing 
Plan, and
	(e)	develop and implement policies for the sharing of costs for 
regional projects of the Calgary Metropolitan Region.
Chair of Board
4(1)  Representatives appointed under section 708.04 of the Act or 
designated by section 2(4) shall elect from among them a Chair of the 
Board.
(2)  Despite subsection (1), the Minister may by order appoint an 
interim Chair of the Board.
(3)  If the Minister appoints an interim Chair, the term of the Chair 
elected under subsection (1) commences on the day after the expiry of 
the term of the interim Chair.
(4)  The interim Chair does not have voting rights.
(5)  The representatives appointed under section 708.04 of the Act or 
designated by section 2(4) may appoint a Chair that is not a 
representative appointed under section 708.04 of the Act or designated 
by section 2(4) in accordance with policies established by the Board. 
(6)  A Chair appointed under section 4(5) does not have voting rights. 
Voting rights of representatives 
5(1)  Subject to section 708.03(2) of the Act and section 4(4) and (6) 
of this Regulation, each representative has one vote.
(2)  If a decision of the Board is to be made by a vote, the decision 
must be supported by not fewer than 2/3 of the representatives from 
participating municipalities that collectively have at least 2/3 of the 
population in the Calgary Metropolitan Region.
(3)  Subject to section 2(5), if a representative is not present for a vote 
of the Board, or abstains from voting, the representative is deemed to 
have voted in the affirmative. 
Power and duties of Board
6   The Board may
	(a)	develop policies allowing for the participation of non-
members,
	(b)	requisition participating municipalities for operating costs 
related to the operations of the Board, and 
	(c)	carry out any other functions and duties as the Minister 
directs.
Part 2 
Preparation of Calgary Metropolitan 
Region Growth Plan 
Preparation of Growth Plan
7(1)  The Board shall, within 3 years from the coming into force of 
this Regulation, prepare and submit to the Minister a proposed Calgary 
Metropolitan Region Growth Plan.
(2)  The Board shall review the Growth Plan every 10 years, or earlier 
as determined by the Board, unless otherwise ordered by the Minister 
under section 708.24(2) of the Act.
Objectives of Growth Plan
8   The objectives of the Growth Plan are
	(a)	to promote an integrated and strategic approach to planning 
for future growth in the Calgary Metropolitan Region,
	(b)	to identify the overall development pattern and key future 
infrastructure investments that would
	(i)	best complement existing infrastructure, services and 
land uses in the Calgary Metropolitan Region,
	(ii)	best complement the desired scale of development and 
community visions across the Calgary Metropolitan 
Region,
	(iii)	best address efficient and cost effective growth and 
development, and
	(iv)	maximize benefits to the Calgary Metropolitan Region,
	(c)	to coordinate decisions in the Calgary Metropolitan Region 
to sustain economic growth and ensure strong communities 
and a healthy environment, and 
	(d)	to promote the social, environmental and economic 
well-being and competitiveness of the Calgary Metropolitan 
Region. 
Contents of Growth Plan
9(1)   Except as otherwise specified by the Minister, a proposed 
Growth Plan must contain a comprehensive, integrated regional land-
use plan for the Calgary Metropolitan Region that includes the 
following:
	(a)	population and employment projections;
	(b)	the identification of
	(i)	growth areas,
	(ii)	land supply for residential, commercial and industrial 
purposes,
	(iii)	agricultural lands,
	(iv)	density of development, 
	(v)	the development and location of infrastructure, and
	(vi)	corridors for recreation, transportation, energy 
transmission, utilities and intermunicipal transit;
	(c)	policies regarding the planning for corridors for recreation, 
transportation, energy transmission, utilities and 
intermunicipal transit; 
	(d)	policies regarding environmentally sensitive areas; 
	(e)	policies regarding the coordination of infrastructure planning 
and development among the participating municipalities; 
	(f)	policies that address new settlement areas;
	(g)	policies that address the intensification of existing settlement 
areas;
	(h)	policies regarding the conservation of agricultural lands;
	(i)	specific actions to be taken by the participating 
municipalities to implement the Growth Plan.
(2)  In preparing a proposed Growth Plan, the Board may also have 
regard to any matter relating to the physical, social or economic 
development of the Calgary Metropolitan Region.
Limitation of Plan
10   Despite anything to the contrary in this Regulation, the Growth 
Plan is of no effect to the extent it directs the Government of Alberta to 
expend funds, to commit to funding arrangements or to undertake 
particular actions or adopt particular policies or programs.
Part 3 
Approval of Statutory Plans
Application of Part
11   This Part applies to a statutory plan only after a Regional 
Evaluation Framework is approved by the Minister under section 12.
Regional Evaluation Framework
12(1)  The Board shall prepare and submit to the Minister a Regional 
Evaluation Framework containing
	(a)	criteria to be used to determine whether a statutory plan must 
be submitted for approval under section 13(1),
	(b)	procedures for submitting statutory plans for approval under 
section 13(1), and
	(c)	the criteria and procedures to be followed by the Board for 
the objective evaluation and approval of statutory plans in 
relation to the Growth Plan and the Servicing Plan.
(2)  The Minister may, by order, approve, reject or amend a 
Framework.
(3)  The Framework has no effect until it is approved by the Minister.
(4)  If the Board fails to provide a Framework, the Minister may, by 
order, establish a Framework.
(5)  Subject to subsections (3) and (4), if the Minister establishes or 
approves a Framework, the Minister shall provide a copy of it to each 
participating municipality. 
(6)  The Framework is not a regulation within the meaning of the 
Regulations Act.
Approval of statutory plan
13(1)  Statutory plans to be adopted by a participating municipality 
that meet the criteria set out in the Framework must be submitted to the 
Board for approval.
(2)  In accordance with the Framework, the Board may approve or 
reject a statutory plan.
(3)  A statutory plan referred to in subsection (1) has no effect unless it 
is approved by the Board under subsection (2).
(4)  Subject to an appeal or dispute resolution mechanism established 
under section 708.23(1) of the Act or as otherwise provided in the 
Framework, a participating municipality has no right to a hearing 
before the Board in respect of its approval or rejection of a statutory 
plan.
(5)  Subject to section 708.23(1) of the Act, a decision of the Board 
under this section is final and not subject to appeal.
(6)  This section applies only to statutory plans to be adopted by a 
participating municipality after the establishment of the Framework.
Part 4 
Preparation of Calgary 
Metropolitan Region Servicing Plan
Servicing Plan
14(1)  The Board shall, within 3 years of the establishment of the 
Board, prepare a Metropolitan Region Servicing Plan for the Calgary 
Metropolitan Region and file a copy with the Minister. 
(2)  The Board shall review the Servicing Plan every 5 years. 
Objectives of Servicing Plan
15   The objectives of the Servicing Plan are as follows:
	(a)	to identify the services required to support the goals of, and 
to implement, the Growth Plan;
	(b)	to support the optimization of shared services to enhance use 
of ratepayer dollars; 
	(c)	to facilitate orderly, economical and environmentally 
responsible growth in the Calgary Metropolitan Region.
Contents of Servicing Plan
16   The Servicing Plan must
	(a)	list the servicing required to support the development 
outlined in the Growth Plan, which may include
	(i)	transportation, including regional transit,
	(ii)	water, waste water and storm water,
	(iii)	solid waste,
	(iv)	emergency services, and
	(v)	any other services, identified by the board which benefit 
residents in more than one of the municipalities that are 
parties to the Servicing Plan,
	(b)	for services to be provided on an intermunicipal basis, outline 
how each service will be
	(i)	intermunicipally delivered, including which 
municipality will lead delivery of the service, and
	(ii)	intermunicipally funded,
	(c)	set the timeframe for implementing services to be provided 
on an intermunicipal basis,
	(d)	contain any other matters necessary to support the growth 
plan, and
	(e)	contain any other matter the Minister considers appropriate. 
Part 5 
General Matters
Transitional
17   Sections 708.13 and 708.14 of the Act do not apply to statutory 
plans adopted, bylaws made, resolutions passed or municipal 
agreements entered into by a participating municipality before the 
coming into force of this Regulation.
Regulation review
18   This Regulation shall be reviewed every 5 years. 
Coming into force
19   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2018.
Schedule  
Participating Municipalities
	(a)	City of Airdrie;
	(b)	City of Calgary;
	(c)	City of Chestermere;
	(d)	Town of Cochrane;
	(e)	Town of High River;
	(f)	Town of Okotoks;
	(g)	Town of Strathmore;
	(h)	Rocky View County;
	(i)	Municipal District of Foothills;
	(j)		That portion of Wheatland County described as follows:
		Starting at the southeast corner of section 21, township 
23, range 24; Then westerly until the southwestern 
corner of section 19, township 23, range 26; Then 
northerly until the northwestern corner of section 31, 
township 24, range 26; Then easterly until the 
northeastern corner of section 33, township 24, range 
24; Then southerly to the point of commencement.  All 
west of the fourth meridian
		Approximate area: 87 000 acres
		Includes all of:
		Township 23, Range 24  
Sections 28-33, 19-21
		Township 23, Range 25  
Sections 19-36
		Township 23, Range 26 
Sections 19-36
		Township 24, Range 24  
Sections 4-9, 16-21, 28-33
		Township 24, Range 25 
All sections
		Township 24, Range 26 
All sections
		All west of the fourth meridian


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Alberta Regulation 191/2017
Municipal Government Act
INTERMUNICIPAL COLLABORATION FRAMEWORK REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 357/2017) 
on October 26, 2017 pursuant to section 708.52 of the Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Exemptions
	3	Duty to act in good faith
	4	Proposal for other services
	5	Other bylaws must align with framework
	6	Notice of amendment to framework
Part 1 
Arbitration Process for Creating Framework
	7	Application of Part
	8	Arbitrator must be independent and impartial
	9	Disclosure of reasonable apprehension of bias
	10	Minister-appointed arbitrator's rates and payments
	11	Conduct of the arbitration
	12	Preliminary meeting
	13	Arbitrator not bound by rules of evidence
	14	Witnesses
	15	Agreed statement of facts
	16	Production of documents
	17	Appointment of experts
	18	Submissions from public
	19	Hearings open to public
	20	Arbitrator's order
	21	Amendment or variance of arbitrator's order
	22	Record of proceeding
Part 2 
Dispute Resolution Process
	23	Application of Part
	24	Requirements
	25	Model provisions
	26	Framework remains in force
Part 3 
Judicial Review
	27	Arbitrator's order is final
	28	Judicial review of order
	29	Notice of application to arbitrator
Part 4 
Coming into Force
	30	Coming into force 
 
Schedule
Definitions
1   In this Regulation, 
	(a)	"party" means a municipality that creates a framework with 
one or more other municipalities; 
	(b)	"representative" means a person selected by a party who
	(i)	holds a senior position with the party, and
	(ii)	has authority to negotiate for or settle a dispute on 
behalf of the party;
	(c)		"service" includes any program, facility or infrastructure 
necessary to provide a service. 
Exemptions
2   The following improvement districts are exempt from Part 17.2 of 
the Act: 
	(a)	Improvement District No. 13 (Elk Island);
	(b)	Improvement District No. 24 (Wood Buffalo);
	(c)		Improvement District No. 25 (Willmore Wilderness).
Duty to act in good faith 
3(1)  In creating or amending a framework, the parties must 
	(a)	act honestly, respectfully and reasonably, 
	(b)	have regard to the legitimate interests of each party,
	(c)	have an appropriate communication approach, 
	(d)	look for the potential for joint benefit of all parties,
	(e)	disclose to each other information that is necessary to 
understand a position or formulate an intelligent response,
	(f)	meet through representatives who are equipped and fully 
authorized to engage in rational discussion, and
	(g)	be willing and be prepared to explore the issues presented by 
all parties and explain the rationale for their positions. 
(2)  In creating or amending a framework, the parties must not
	(a)	act in a manner that is arbitrary, capricious or intended to 
cause harm to any of the parties,
	(b)	make improper demands, or
	(c)	engage in a process that is intended to avoid reaching any 
agreement.
Proposal for other services
4(1)  When a party proposes that a framework address a service 
referred to in section 708.29(2)(f) of the Act, the party must provide to 
the other parties a rationale as to why that service has a benefit to 
residents in the affected municipalities.
(2)  In providing a rationale under subsection (1), the party must have 
regard to Part 17.2 of the Act.
Other bylaws must align with framework
5(1)  For the purposes of section 708.4 of the Act, the parties must 
align their bylaws, other than their land use bylaws, with the 
framework within 2 years after the bylaw to create the framework is 
adopted.
(2)  If there is a conflict or inconsistency between a bylaw and the 
framework, the framework prevails to the extent of the conflict or 
inconsistency.
Notice of amendment to framework
6   If a party wishes to amend the framework, the party must give 30 
days' written notice to the other parties. 
Part 1 
Arbitration Process for 
Creating Framework
Application of Part
7   This Part applies to Division 3 of Part 17.2 of the Act.
Arbitrator must be independent and impartial
8(1)  Unless the parties agree otherwise, an arbitrator must be 
independent of the parties and impartial as between the parties in 
respect of the process for creating the framework.
(2)  An arbitrator must not act as an advocate for any party.
Disclosure of reasonable apprehension of bias
9(1)  Before accepting an appointment as arbitrator, the person must 
disclose to the parties any circumstances of which that person is aware 
that may give rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias.
(2)  An arbitrator who, during arbitration, becomes aware of 
circumstances that may give rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias 
must promptly disclose the circumstances to the parties.
Minister-appointed arbitrator's rates and payments
10   If, under section 708.35(2) of the Act, the Minister chooses the 
arbitrator, the Minister may specify the arbitrator's rates and payments 
by agreement with the arbitrator.
Conduct of the arbitration
11(1)  Subject to this Part, the arbitrator may conduct the arbitration in 
any manner that the arbitrator considers appropriate to facilitate the 
just and timely resolution of the disputed issues.
(2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the arbitrator 
may conduct the arbitration on the basis of documents, or he or she 
may hold a hearing for the presentation of evidence, including a full 
arbitration hearing with witnesses, expert testimony and oral argument.
(3)  If the arbitrator holds a hearing, the arbitrator must give the parties 
sufficient notice of the hearing and any deadlines for the submission of 
evidence and written argument. 
(4)  Each party must be given an opportunity to present a case and to 
respond to the other parties' cases.
(5)  The arbitrator may conduct the arbitration and make a decision 
based on the evidence presented if a party fails, without reasonable 
excuse in the sole discretion of the arbitrator,
	(a)	to appear at a scheduled oral hearing, or
	(b)	to produce evidence.
Preliminary meeting
12(1)  The arbitrator must convene a preliminary meeting, in person or 
by electronic means, with the parties within 21 days of the selection or 
appointment of the arbitrator 
	(a)	to discuss the reports provided to the arbitrator by the parties 
in accordance with section 708.37(1)(a) of the Act, and to 
identify the disputed issues,
	(b)	to discuss the process and procedures to be followed, 
	(c)	to set time periods within which specified actions must be 
taken, and
	(d)	to discuss other matters that the arbitrator believes will 
facilitate the arbitration in an efficient and timely manner.
(2)  The arbitrator must give the parties a written summary of the 
matters discussed at the preliminary meeting as soon as possible after 
the preliminary meeting.
Arbitrator not bound by rules of evidence
13   The arbitrator is not bound by the rules of evidence or any other 
law applicable to court proceedings, and has the power to determine 
the admissibility, relevance and weight of any evidence.
Witnesses
14(1)  Unless the arbitrator decides otherwise, a witness's evidence 
must be presented orally or by a written statement or declaration 
affirmed or sworn for its truth.
(2)  If evidence is not delivered orally, the arbitrator may order that the 
witness be present at an oral hearing for cross-examination.
Agreed statement of facts
15   Unless an arbitrator decides otherwise, the parties must identify 
facts they do not dispute, and deliver an agreed statement of facts to 
the arbitrator.
Production of documents
16(1)  A party must provide to the arbitrator and to the other parties a 
copy of all documents it intends to rely on in the arbitration and allow 
the parties to make representations in respect to those documents.
(2)  The arbitrator may order a party to produce, within a specified 
time, documents that
	(a)	the party has in its care, custody or control, and
	(b)	the arbitrator considers to be relevant.
(3)  The arbitrator must not rely on any document of which the parties 
have not been provided a copy.
(4)  If the arbitrator conducts independent information gathering, 
including written submissions from the public, regarding one or more 
of the disputed issues, the arbitrator must share that information with 
the parties and allow the parties to make representations in respect of 
that information.
(5)  The arbitrator may require the parties to enter into a confidentiality 
agreement with respect to the sharing of confidential information for 
the purpose of arbitration.
Appointment of experts
17(1)  An arbitrator may appoint one or more experts to report to the 
arbitrator on specific issues.
(2)  The arbitrator may require the parties to give the expert any 
relevant information or to allow the expert to inspect property or 
documents.
(3)  If the arbitrator holds a hearing, the expert, after making the report, 
must participate in the hearing, and the parties may question the expert 
and present the testimony of another expert on the subject-matter of the 
report.
(4)  The remuneration for an expert is to be paid in a like manner as an 
arbitrator in accordance with section 708.41 of the Act.
Submissions from public
18(1)  An arbitrator may solicit written submissions from the public.
(2)  If the arbitrator solicits written submissions from the public, the 
arbitrator must take into consideration any written submissions 
received.
Hearings open to public
19   Subject to the arbitrator's discretion, hearings are open to the 
public.
Arbitrator's order
20(1)  Unless the parties resolve the disputed issues during the 
arbitration, the arbitrator must make an order as soon as possible after 
the conclusion of the arbitration.
(2)  The arbitrator's order must
	(a)	be in writing,
	(b)	be signed and dated,
	(c)	state the reasons on which it is based, 
	(d)	if the arbitrator has created a framework, include the 
timelines for each party to pass a bylaw adopting the 
framework, and
	(e)	specify all expenditures incurred in the arbitration process for 
payment under section 708.41 of the Act.
(3)  In addition to filing the order with the Minister in accordance with 
section 708.42 of the Act, the arbitrator must provide a copy of the 
order to each party.
(4)  An arbitrator must not make an order
	(a)	that has the effect of granting, varying or otherwise affecting 
any licence, permit or approval that is subject to the Act or 
any other enactment,
	(b)	on any matter that is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of 
the Municipal Government Board,
	(c)	that is contrary to the Alberta Land Stewardship Act or any 
ALSA regional plan,
	(d)	that is contrary to a growth plan made pursuant to section 
708.02(2) of the Act,
	(e)	that directs a municipality to raise revenue by imposing a 
specific tax rate, offsite levy or other rate, fee or charge, or
	(f)	that directs a municipality to transfer revenue to another 
municipality unless the revenue transfer is directly related to 
services provided by a municipality that the revenue 
transferring municipality derives benefit from, and it is 
equitable to do so.
Amendment or variance of arbitrator's order
21   The arbitrator may amend or vary the arbitrator's order to correct
	(a)	a clerical, mathematical or typographical error, or
	(b)	an omission or other similar mistake.
Record of proceeding
22   On conclusion of the arbitration and issuance of an order, the 
arbitrator must proceed to compile a record of the arbitration and give 
a copy of the record to each of the parties.
Part 2 
Dispute Resolution Process
Application of Part
23   This Part applies to Division 4 of Part 17.2 of the Act.
Requirements
24(1)  A dispute resolution process under Division 4 of Part 17.2 of 
the Act must contain or address the following matters: 
	(a)	how notice of the dispute will be given and to whom;
	(b)	when the parties are to meet and the process they will follow 
to resolve the dispute, including, without limitation, 
negotiation, facilitation and mediation;
	(c)	how a decision maker will be chosen and what powers, duties 
and functions the decision maker will have;
	(d)	the decision maker's practice and procedures;
	(e)	a binding dispute resolution mechanism;
	(f)	how any costs incurred as part of the dispute resolution 
process are to be shared among the parties;
	(g)	how records of the dispute resolution process are maintained, 
and who maintains the records;
	(h)	how parties or the public, or both, are identified;
	(i)	when parties or the public, or both, may be notified of the 
dispute; 
	(j)	if and how parties or the public, or both, will be engaged in 
the dispute resolution process.
(2)  If the dispute resolution process is not completed within one year 
from the date the notice of the dispute is given, any party may request 
the Minister to appoint an arbitrator pursuant to section 6(2) of the 
Schedule.
Model provisions
25  For the purposes of section 708.45(2) of the Act, the model dispute 
resolution provisions are those set out in the Schedule.
Framework remains in force
26   During a dispute in respect of a framework, the parties must 
continue to perform their obligations under the framework.
Part 3 
Judicial Review
Arbitrator's order is final 
27   Except as provided in this Part, every order of an arbitrator is final 
and binding on all parties to the order and shall not be questioned, 
reviewed or restrained by any proceeding in the nature of an 
application for judicial review or otherwise in any court.
Judicial review of order
28(1)  An order of an arbitrator may be reviewed by the Court of 
Queen's Bench on a question of jurisdiction only.
(2)  For the purposes of a judicial review, the arbitrator is considered to 
be an expert decision-maker in relation to all matters over which the 
arbitrator has jurisdiction.
Notice of application to arbitrator
29   Where an order of an arbitrator is the subject of any application to 
the Court of Queen's Bench under section 28, the person making the 
application must give the arbitrator notice of the application.
Part 4 
Coming into Force
Coming into force
30   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
section 134 of the Modernized Municipal Government Act. 
Schedule
Model Default Dispute Resolution Provisions
Definitions
1   In this Schedule,
	(a)	"initiating party" means a party who gives notice under 
section 2 of this Schedule;
	(b)	"mediation" means a process involving a neutral person as a 
mediator who assists the parties to a matter and any other 
person brought in with the agreement of the parties to reach 
their own mutually acceptable settlement of the matter by 
structuring negotiations, facilitating communication and 
identifying the issues and interests of the parties;
	(c)	"mediator" means the person or persons appointed to 
facilitate by mediation the resolution of a dispute between the 
parties.
Notice of dispute
2   When a party believes there is a dispute under a framework and 
wishes to engage in dispute resolution, the party must give written 
notice of the matters under dispute to the other parties.
Negotiation
3   Within 14 days after the notice is given under section 2 of this 
Schedule, each party must appoint a representative to participate in 
one or more meetings, in person or by electronic means, to attempt 
to negotiate a resolution of the dispute.
Mediation
4(1)  If the dispute cannot be resolved through negotiations, the 
representatives must appoint a mediator to attempt to resolve the 
dispute by mediation.
(2)  The initiating party must provide the mediator with an outline of 
the dispute and any agreed statement of facts.
(3)  The parties must give the mediator access to all records, 
documents and information that the mediator may reasonably 
request.
(4)  The parties must meet with the mediator at such reasonable 
times as may be required and must, through the intervention of the 
mediator, negotiate in good faith to resolve their dispute.
(5)  All proceedings involving a mediator are without prejudice, and, 
unless the parties agree otherwise, the cost of the mediator must be 
shared equally between the parties.
Report
5(1)  If the dispute has not been resolved within 6 months after the 
notice is given under section 2 of this Schedule, the initiating party 
must, within 21 days, prepare and provide to the other parties a 
report.
(2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the report must 
contain a list of the matters agreed on and those on which there is no 
agreement between the parties.
(3)  Despite subsection (1), the initiating party may prepare a report 
under subsection (1) before the 6 months have elapsed if
	(a)	the parties agree, or
	(b)	the parties are not able to appoint a mediator under section 4 
of this Schedule.
Appointment of arbitrator
6(1)  Within 14 days of a report being provided under section 5 of 
this Schedule, the representatives must appoint an arbitrator and the 
initiating party must provide the arbitrator with a copy of the report.
(2)  If the representatives cannot agree on an arbitrator, the initiating 
party must forward a copy of the report referred to in section 5 of 
this Schedule to the Minister with a request to the Minister to 
appoint an arbitrator.
(3)  In appointing an arbitrator under subsection (2), the Minister 
may place any conditions on the arbitration process as the Minister 
deems necessary.
Arbitration process
7(1)  Where arbitration is used to resolve a dispute, the arbitration 
and arbitrator's powers, duties, functions, practices and procedures 
shall be the same as those in Division 3 of Part 17.2 of the Act and 
Part 1 of this Regulation.
(2)  In addition to the arbitrator's powers under subsection (1), the 
arbitrator may do the following: 
	(a)	require an amendment to a framework;
	(b)	require a party to cease any activity that is inconsistent with 
the framework;
	(c)	provide for how a party's bylaws must be amended to be 
consistent with the framework; 
	(d)	award any costs, fees and disbursements incurred in respect 
of the dispute resolution process and who bears those costs.
Deadline for resolving dispute
8(1)  The arbitrator must resolve the dispute within one year from 
the date the notice of dispute is given under section 2 of this 
Schedule. 
(2)  If an arbitrator does not resolve the dispute within the time 
described in subsection (1), the Minister may grant an extension of 
time or appoint a replacement arbitrator on such terms and 
conditions that the Minister considers appropriate.
Arbitrator's order
9(1)  Unless the parties resolve the disputed issues during the 
arbitration, the arbitrator must make an order as soon as possible 
after the conclusion of the arbitration proceedings.
(2)  The arbitrator's order must
	(a)	be in writing,
	(b)	be signed and dated,
	(c)	state the reasons on which it is based, 
	(d)	include the timelines for the implementation of the order, and
	(e)	specify all expenditures incurred in the arbitration process for 
payment under section 708.41 of the Act.
(3)  The arbitrator must provide a copy of the order to each party.
(4)  If an order of the arbitrator under section (2) is silent as to costs, 
a party may apply to the arbitrator within 30 days of receiving the 
order for a separate order respecting costs.
Costs of arbitrator
10(1)  Subject to an order of the arbitrator or an agreement by the 
parties, the costs of an arbitrator under this Schedule must be paid on 
a proportional basis by the municipalities that are to be parties to the 
framework as set out in subsection (2).
(2)  Each municipality's proportion of the costs must be determined 
by dividing the amount of that municipality's equalized assessment 
by the sum of the equalized assessments of all of the municipalities' 
equalized assessments as set out in the most recent equalized 
assessment.


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Alberta Regulation 192/2017
Municipal Government Act
MUNICIPAL CORPORATE PLANNING REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:088/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 283.1(7) of the 
Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definition
	2	Requirements of financial plan
	3	Requirements of capital plan
	4	Transitional
	5	Coming into force
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Municipal Government Act.
Requirements of financial plan
2   The financial plan that a municipality must prepare pursuant to 
section 283.1(2) of the Act must include
	(a)	anticipated total revenues and total expenses by major 
category,
	(b)	the anticipated annual surplus or deficit, and
	(c)	the anticipated accumulated surplus or deficit.
Requirements of capital plan
3   The capital plan that a municipality must prepare pursuant to 
section 283.1(3) of the Act must include
	(a)	planned capital property additions, and
	(b)	allocated or anticipated funding sources.
Transitional 
4   The first financial year required to be reflected in a financial plan 
and a capital plan is the 2020 financial year.
Coming into fore
5   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
section 40 of the Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2015.


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Alberta Regulation 193/2017
Municipal Government Act
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION POLICY REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:089/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 216.1(3) of the 
Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definition
	2	Public participation policy requirements
	3	Participation policy must be made public
	4	Review of public participation policy
	5	Transitional
	6	Coming into force
Definition 
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Municipal Government Act. 
Public participation policy requirements
2   A municipality's public participation policy must identify
	(a)	the types or categories of approaches the municipality will 
use to engage municipal stakeholders, and
	(b)	the types or categories of circumstances in which the 
municipality will engage municipal stakeholders.
Participation policy must be made public
3   A municipality must make its public participation policy available 
for public inspection, and may post it on the municipality's website.
Review of public participation policy 
4   A municipality must review its public participation policy at least 
once every 4 years.
Transitional 
5   A municipality must establish its public participation policy within 
270 days after section 216.1 of the Act comes into force.
Coming into force
6   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
section 24 of the Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2015.


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Alberta Regulation 194/2017
Municipal Government Act
SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT FORMS REPEAL REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:090/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 604 of the Municipal 
Government Act.
1  The Subdivision and Development Forms Regulation 
(AR 44/2002) is repealed.
2   This Regulation comes into force on November 1, 2017.


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Alberta Regulation 195/2017
Municipal Government Act
SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:091/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 627.3 of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)	"clerk" means a designated officer appointed as a clerk under 
section 627.1 of the Act;
	(c)	"subdivision and development appeal board" includes an 
intermunicipal subdivision and development appeal board.
Training requirements
2(1)   A designated officer must
	(a)	before being appointed as a clerk, successfully complete a 
training program set or approved by the Minister, and
	(b)	every 3 years successfully complete a refresher training 
program set or approved by the Minister.
(2)  A member of a subdivision and development appeal board must
	(a)	before participating in any hearing as a member of a panel of 
the board, successfully complete a training program set or 
approved by the Minister, and
	(b)	every 3 years successfully complete a refresher training 
program set or approved by the Minister.
(3)  An individual who holds an appointment as a clerk or member of a 
subdivision and development appeal board when this section comes 
into force must complete the training program requirement in 
subsection (1)(a) or (2)(a), whichever is applicable, within one year 
after this section comes into force.
Report to Minister
3   A municipality must report to the Minister, in the form and manner 
and at the times required by the Minister,
	(a)	the number of members appointed to the municipality's 
subdivision and development appeal board,
	(b)	the number of members who, at the time the report is made, 
have successfully completed the training required under this 
Regulation, 
	(c)	the number of members who, at the time the report is made, 
are enrolled in training required under this Regulation,
	(d)	the number of clerks appointed to the board,
	(e)	the number of clerks who, at the time the report is made, 
have successfully completed the training required under this 
Regulation, 
	(f)	the number of clerks who, at the time the report is made, are 
enrolled in training required under this Regulation, and
	(g)	any other matter, as required by the Minister, respecting the 
subdivision and development appeal board.
Coming into force 
4   This Regulation comes into force on the day that section 61 of the 
Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2015 comes into force.


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Alberta Regulation 196/2017
Municipal Government Act
COMMUNITY AGGREGATE PAYMENT LEVY 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:092/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 409.3 of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
1   The Community Aggregate Payment Levy Regulation 
(AR 263/2005) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 5(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:
(2)  Effective January 1, 2018, the maximum levy rate is $0.40 per 
tonne of sand and gravel.

3   Section 10 is amended by striking out "December 31, 2017" 
and substituting "December 31, 2022".


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Alberta Regulation 197/2017
Municipal Government Act
COUNCIL AND COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETINGS 
(MINISTERIAL) REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:093/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 1(1.1) of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
Definition of Act
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Municipal Government Act.
Definition of meeting
2(1)   For the purposes of the Act, "meeting"
	(a)	where used in reference to a council, means a meeting under 
section 192, 193 or 194 of the Act, or
	(b)	where used in reference to a council committee, means a 
meeting under section 195 of the Act.
Coming into force
3   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
section 2(b) of the Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2015.



Alberta Regulation 198/2017
Municipal Government Act
DETERMINATION OF POPULATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:096/2017) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 604 of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
1   The Determination of Population Regulation (AR 63/2001) 
is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (4):
(5)  For the purposes of this Regulation, "private dwelling" means a 
separate set of living quarters designed for or converted for human 
habitation in which a person or group of persons could reside and 
that
	(a)	has a source of heat or power, and
	(b)	is in an enclosed space that provides shelter from the 
elements, as evidenced by complete and enclosed walls and a 
roof, and by doors and windows that provide protection from 
wind, rain and snow.


(6)  For the purposes of this Regulation, a "refusal" is determined 
when a household refuses to participate in a census.
(7)  For the purposes of this Regulation, "non-contacted dwellings" 
means a dwelling where a census worker has not been able to make 
contact with a member of the household and the census worker 
believes that the dwelling was occupied by usual residents on census 
day.

3   The following is added after section 3:
Federal census in same year
3.01   Notwithstanding the time period set out in section 3, if a 
federal census is conducted in the same year that a municipal 
authority wishes to conduct a municipal census, the municipal 
authority may conduct the municipal census either in the period 
	(a)	starting on March 1 and ending on May 31 of the same year, 
or
	(b)	starting on May 1 and ending on July 31 of the same year.

4   Section 3.2 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (2):
(3)  An oath or statement made under Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 is 
valid for the lifetime of the person making the oath or statement.

5   Section 4.1 is repealed.

6   Section 7 is repealed.

7   Schedule 2 is amended
	(a)	by striking out "oath" and substituting "statement";
	(b)	by striking out "IT IS AN OFFENCE TO SIGN A FALSE 
AFFIDAVIT".

8   Schedule 3 is amended by striking out "residential address" 
and substituting "municipal office address".

9   Schedule 4 is amended
	(a)	by striking out "residential address" and substituting 
"municipal office address";
	(b)	by striking out "THAT a municipal census completed" 
and substituting "THAT a municipal census enumeration 
completed";
	(c)	by striking out the table following the heading 
"Municipal Census Field Report" and substituting 
the following:
Total count of usual residents

Total count of private dwellings

Total number of non-contacted dwellings

Total number of refusals



10   This Regulation comes into force on November 1, 2017.



Alberta Regulation 199/2017
Municipal Government Act
CROWSNEST PASS AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:097/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 615 of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
1  The Crowsnest Pass Regulation (AR 197/2002) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added after section 8:
Population of Municipality of Crowsnest Pass
8.1(1)  For the purposes of the determination of population under 
section 6 of the Police Act, the area of the Municipality of Crowsnest 
Pass shall be treated as if it were the following 6 separate areas:
	(a)	the following 4 former municipalities as they existed as of 
January 1, 1979, being the date of their amalgamation as the 
Municipality of Crowsnest Pass:


	(i)	the Town of Blairmore;
	(ii)	the Town of Coleman;
	(iii)	the Village of Bellevue;
	(iv)	the Village of Frank;
	(b)	the part of former Improvement District No. 5 that was 
included in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass as of January 
1, 1979;
	(c)	the part of former Improvement District No. 6 that is now 
included in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, as it existed 
as of January 1, 1996, being the date of its amalgamation 
with the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass.
(2)  Reporting the population of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass 
to the Minister shall be in accordance with section 4 of the 
Determination of Population Regulation (AR 63/2001) and the 
forms set out in the Schedule to the Determination of Population 
Regulation (AR 63/2001) may be used and adapted to list separately 
the population of each of the 6 areas referred to in subsection (1).
(3)  This section ceases to apply when the population attributed 
under subsection (1) to any of the areas referred to in subsection 
(1)(a), (b) or (c) exceeds 5000.

3   Section 10 is amended by striking out "August 31, 2018" 
and substituting "August 31, 2020".

4   Section 2 comes into force on November 1, 2017.


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Alberta Regulation 200/2017
Municipal Government Act
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MSL:098/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 146.1(5) of the 
Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Code of conduct contents
	2	Complaints
	3	Bylaws
	4	Establishing code of conduct
	5	Sanctions for breaching code of conduct
	6	Requirement to fulfil duties
	7	Review of code of conduct
	8	Coming into force
Code of conduct contents
1   The code of conduct each council is required to establish governing 
the conduct of its councillors pursuant to section 146.1 of the Act must 
be consistent with the Act and any regulations made under the Act and, 
at a minimum, include the following topics:
	(a)	representing the municipality;
	(b)	communicating on behalf of the municipality;
	(c)	respecting the decision-making process;
	(d)	adherence to policies, procedures and bylaws;
	(e)	respectful interactions with councillors, staff, the public and 
others;
	(f)	confidential information;
	(g)	conflicts of interest;
	(h)	improper use of influence;
	(i)	use of municipal assets and services;
	(j)	orientation and other training attendance.
Complaints
2   A code of conduct must establish a complaint system including
	(a)	who may make a complaint alleging a breach of the code of 
conduct,
	(b)	the method by which a complaint may be made,
	(c)	the process to be used to determine the validity of a 
complaint, and
	(d)	the process to be used to determine how sanctions are 
imposed if a complaint is determined to be valid.
Bylaws
3   If any matter required to be included in a code of conduct is 
addressed in a separate bylaw, the contents of that bylaw shall be 
incorporated by reference into the code of conduct.
Establishing code of conduct
4(1)  When establishing a code of conduct, council shall consider 
sections 3 and 153 of the Act.
(2)  A council must establish a code of conduct within 270 days from 
the date section 16 of the Municipal Government Amendment Act, 
2015 comes into force.
Sanctions for breaching code of conduct
5   If a councillor has failed to adhere to the code of conduct, sanctions 
may be imposed including any of the following:
	(a)	a letter of reprimand addressed to the councillor;
	(b)	requesting the councillor to issue a letter of apology;
	(c)	publication of a letter of reprimand or request for apology 
and the councillor's response;
	(d)	a requirement to attend training;
	(e)	suspension or removal of the appointment of a councillor as 
the chief elected official under section 150(2) of the Act;
	(f)	suspension or removal of the appointment of a councillor as 
the deputy chief elected official or acting chief elected 
official under section 152 of the Act;
	(g)	suspension or removal of the chief elected official's presiding 
duties under section 154 of the Act;
	(h)	suspension or removal from some or all council committees 
and bodies to which council has the right to appoint 
members;
	(i)	reduction or suspension of remuneration as defined in section 
275.1 of the Act corresponding to a reduction in duties, 
excluding allowances for attendance at council meetings.
Requirement to fulfil duties
6   A code of conduct or any sanctions imposed under a code of 
conduct must not prevent a councillor from fulfilling the legislated 
duties of a councillor.
Review of code of conduct
7   Each council must review and update its code of conduct and any 
related bylaws that have been incorporated by reference into the code 
of conduct in accordance with section 3, at least once every 4 years 
starting from the date when the code of conduct is passed.
Coming into force
8   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of 
section 16 of the Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2015.



Alberta Regulation 201/2017
Municipal Government Act
MATTERS RELATING TO ASSESSMENT 
COMPLAINTS REGULATION, 2018
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MAG:016/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 484.1 of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Application
Part 1 
Matters before Assessment Review Board Panel
	3	Documents to be filed by complainant
Division 1 
Hearing before Local Assessment Review Board Panel
	4	Scheduling and notice of hearing
	5	Disclosure of evidence
	6	Issues and evidence before panel
	7	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 2 
Hearing before Composite Assessment Review Board Panel
	8	Scheduling and notice of hearing
	9	Disclosure of evidence


	10	Issues and evidence before panel
	11	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 3 
General Procedural Matters
	12	Complaint fees
	13	Joint jurisdiction
	14	Copy of amended assessment notice
	15	Decision of assessment review board panel
	16	Record of hearing
	17	Form of undertaking respecting private hearing
	18	Postponement or adjournment of hearing
	19	Personal attendance not required
	20	Independent legal advice
Part 2 
Matters before Municipal Government Board
	21	Documents to be filed by complainant
	22	Form of complaint
Division 1 
Hearing before Municipal Government Board
	23	Scheduling and notice of hearing
	24	Disclosure of evidence
	25	Issues and evidence before the Board
	26	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 2 
General Procedural Matters
	27	Complaint fees
	28	Decision of Municipal Government Board
	29	Record of hearing
	30	Form of undertaking respecting private hearing
	31	Postponement or adjournment of hearing
	32	Personal attendance not required
	33	Independent legal advice
Part 3 
One-member Panels
Division 1 
One-member Local Assessment Review Board Panel
	34	One-member local assessment review board panel
	35	Part 1 applies
	36	Notice of hearing before one-member panel
	37	Disclosure of evidence
	38	Issues and evidence before one-member panel
	39	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 2 
One-member Composite Assessment  
Review Board Panel
	40	One-member composite assessment review board panel
	41	Part 1 applies
	42	Notice of hearing before one-member panel
	43	Disclosure of evidence
	44	Issues and evidence before one-member panel
	45	Abridgment or expansion of time
Division 3 
One-member Municipal Government Board Panel
	46	One-member Municipal Government Board panel
	47	Part 2 applies
	48	Notice of hearing before one-member panel
	49	Disclosure of evidence
	50	Issues and evidence before one-member panel
	51	Abridgment or expansion of time
Part 4 
Provincial Member
	52	Appointment of provincial member
Part 5 
Training and Qualifications
	53	Training requirements
	54	Ineligibility
Part 6 
General Matters
	55	Agent authorization
	56	Costs
	57	Supplementary assessment notice, amended assessment notice 
or any amended tax notice other than a property tax notice
	58	Complaint form must be available
Part 7 
Transitional Provisions and  
Coming into Force
	59	Transitional
	60	Coming into force 
 
Schedules
Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)	"agent" means a person who, for a fee or potential fee, acts 
for an assessed person or a taxpayer during the assessment 
complaint process or at a hearing before a panel of an 
assessment review board or the Municipal Government 
Board;
	(c)	"complaint" means a complaint under Part 11 or 12 of the 
Act;
	(d)	"complaint form" means,
	(i)	in the case of a complaint to be heard by a panel of an 
assessment review board, the form set out in Schedule 
1;
	(ii)	in the case of a complaint to be heard by the Municipal 
Government Board, the form containing the information 
referred to in section 22;
	(e)	"presiding officer" 
	(i)	in respect of a local assessment review board panel, 
means the presiding officer referred to in section 
454.11(4) or (5) of the Act, as the case may be, or
	(ii)	in respect of a composite assessment review board 
panel, means the presiding officer referred to in section 
454.21(5) of the Act;
(2)  In this Regulation, a reference to the Municipal Government Board 
includes any panel of the Board.
(3)  A term that is defined in Part 9, 10, 11 or 12 of the Act has the 
same meaning when used in this Regulation.
Application
2(1)  This Regulation applies in respect of every municipality except 
the City of Lloydminster.
(2)  Except to the extent that section 59(2) provides otherwise, on and 
after the coming into force of this Regulation the Matters Relating to 
Assessment Complaints Regulation (AR 310/2009) does not apply in 
respect of any municipality except the City of Lloydminster. 
Part 1 
Matters before Assessment  
Review Board Panel
Documents to be filed by complainant
3(1)  If a complaint is to be heard by a panel of an assessment review 
board, the complainant must
	(a)	complete and file with the clerk a complaint in the form set 
out in Schedule 1, and
	(b)	pay the appropriate complaint fee set out in Schedule 2 at the 
time the complaint is filed if, in accordance with section 481 
of the Act, a fee is required by the council.
(2)  If a complainant does not comply with subsection (1),
	(a)	the complaint is invalid, and
	(b)	the panel must dismiss the complaint.
Division 1 
Hearing before Local Assessment Review 
Board Panel
Scheduling and notice of hearing
4   If a complaint is to be heard by a local assessment review board 
panel, the clerk must
	(a)	provide, no later than the date the notice of hearing is 
provided to the complainant, written acknowledgement to the 
complainant that the complaint has been received,
	(b)	schedule a hearing date, and
	(c)	after a copy of the complaint form has been provided to the 
municipality in accordance with section 462(1) of the Act, 
notify the municipality, the complainant and any assessed 
person or taxpayer other than the complainant who is 
affected by the complaint of the date, time and location of the 
hearing and the requirements and timelines for disclosure of 
evidence not less than 35 days before the hearing date.
Disclosure of evidence
5(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person or 
taxpayer who is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the 
hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a local assessment review board 
panel, the following rules apply with respect to the disclosure of 
evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 21 days before the hearing 
date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the local assessment 
review board the documentary evidence, a summary of 
the testimonial evidence, including any signed witness 
reports, and any written argument that the complainant 
intends to present at the hearing in sufficient detail to 
allow the respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence 
at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the local assessment 
review board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the complainant's evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the local assessment 
review board the documentary evidence, a summary of 
the testimonial evidence, including any signed witness 
reports, and any written argument that the respondent 
intends to present at the hearing in sufficient detail to 
allow the complainant to respond to or rebut the 
evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the local assessment 
review board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the respondent's evidence;
	(c)	the complainant must, at least 3 days before the hearing date, 
disclose to the respondent and the local assessment review 
board the documentary evidence, a summary of the 
testimonial evidence, including any signed witness reports, 
and any written argument that the complainant intends to 
present at the hearing in rebuttal to the disclosure made under 
clause (b) in sufficient detail to allow the respondent to 
respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing.
Issues and evidence before panel
6   A local assessment review board panel must not hear 
	(a)	any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the 
complaint form, or
	(b)	any evidence that has not been disclosed in accordance with 
section 5.
Abridgment or expansion of time
7(1)  A local assessment review board panel may at any time, with the 
consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in section 4(c).
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, a local 
assessment review board panel may at any time by written order 
expand the time specified in section 5(2)(a), (b) or (c). 
(3)  A time specified in section 5(2)(a), (b) or (c) for disclosing 
evidence or other documents may be abridged with the written consent 
of the persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Division 2 
Hearing before Composite Assessment 
Review Board Panel
Scheduling and notice of hearing
8   If a complaint is to be heard by a composite assessment review 
board panel, the clerk must
	(a)	provide, no later than the date the notice of hearing is 
provided to the complainant, written acknowledgement to the 
complainant that the complaint has been received,
	(b)	provide the Minister with a copy of the complaint form at the 
same time that the municipality is provided with a copy,
	(c)	schedule a hearing date, and
	(d)	after a copy of the complaint form has been provided to the 
municipality in accordance with section 462(2) of the Act 
and to the Minister in accordance with clause (b), notify the 
municipality, the complainant and any assessed person other 
than the complainant who is affected by the complaint of the 
date, time and location of the hearing and the requirements 
and timelines for disclosure of evidence not less than 70 days 
before the hearing date.
Disclosure of evidence
9(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person who is 
affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a composite assessment review 
board panel, the following rules apply with respect to the disclosure of 
evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 42 days before the hearing 
date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the composite assessment 
review board the documentary evidence, a summary of 
the testimonial evidence, including a signed witness 
report for each witness, and any written argument that 
the complainant intends to present at the hearing in 
sufficient detail to allow the respondent to respond to or 
rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the composite assessment 
review board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the complainant's evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 14 days before the hearing date,
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the composite 
assessment review board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including a signed 
witness report for each witness, and any written 
argument that the respondent intends to present at the 
hearing in sufficient detail to allow the complainant to 
respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the composite 
assessment review board an estimate of the amount of 
time necessary to present the respondent's evidence;
	(c)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
disclose to the respondent and the composite assessment 
review board the documentary evidence, a summary of the 
testimonial evidence, including a signed witness report for 
each witness, and any written argument that the complainant 
intends to present at the hearing in rebuttal to the disclosure 
made under clause (b) in sufficient detail to allow the 
respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing.
Issues and evidence before panel
10   A composite assessment review board panel must not hear 
	(a)	any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the 
complaint form, or
	(b)	any evidence that has not been disclosed in accordance with 
section 9.
Abridgment or expansion of time
11(1)  A composite assessment review board panel may at any time, 
with the consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in section 
8(d).
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, a 
composite assessment review board panel may at any time by written 
order expand the time specified in section 9(2)(a), (b) or (c). 
(3)  A time specified in section 9(2)(a), (b) or (c) for disclosing 
evidence or other documents may be abridged with the written consent 
of the persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Division 3 
General Procedural Matters
Complaint fees
12(1)  The fees payable by persons wishing to make a complaint or be 
involved as a party in a hearing by a panel of an assessment review 
board are those fees set out in Schedule 2.
(2)  If a complainant withdraws a complaint on agreement with the 
assessor to correct any matter or issue under complaint, any complaint 
filing fee must be refunded to the complainant.
Joint jurisdiction
13   If a property is used or designated for multiple purposes in 
circumstances where both a local assessment review board and a 
composite assessment review board have jurisdiction to hear a 
complaint with respect to the property, the complaint must be heard by 
the composite assessment review board.
Copy of amended assessment notice
14   Where, under section 305(1.1) of the Act, an assessor is required 
to send a copy of an amended assessment notice and a statement to an 
assessment review board or the Municipal Government Board, the 
assessor must send the copy and statement no later than one day after 
the amended assessment notice is sent to the assessed person. 
Decision of assessment review board panel
15(1)  For the purposes of section 468 of the Act, a decision of a panel 
of an assessment review board must include 
	(a)	a brief summary of the matters or issues contained on the 
complaint form,
	(b)	the panel's decision in respect of each matter or issue,
	(c)	the reasons for the decision, including any dissenting reasons, 
and
	(d)	any procedural or jurisdictional matters that arose during the 
hearing, and the panel's decision in respect of those matters.
(2)  The clerk of composite assessment review board must, within 7 
days of a composite assessment review board panel rendering a 
decision, provide the Minister with a copy of that decision.
(3)  A municipality must retain a record of all decisions of a local 
assessment review board panel for at least 5 years.
Record of hearing
16(1)  A clerk of an assessment review board must make and keep a 
record of each hearing in accordance with subsection (2). 
(2)  Subject to section 464.1 of the Act, a record of a hearing must 
include
	(a)	the complaint form,
	(b)	all documentary evidence filed in the matter,
	(c)	a list of witnesses who gave evidence at the hearing,
	(d)	a transcript or recording of the hearing or, in the absence of a 
transcript or recording, a summary of all testimonial evidence 
given at the hearing,
	(e)	all written arguments presented at the hearing,
	(f)	a written list that is prepared at the end of the hearing that 
identifies those matters or issues from the complaint form 
about which evidence was given or argument was made at 
the hearing, and
	(g)	the decision of the panel of the assessment review board 
referred to in section 15.
(3)  If evidence given at a hearing is recorded by means of a 
sound-recording machine, a party to a hearing may request a copy of 
the sound recording or the transcript of the sound recording if the party 
pays for the cost of preparing the copy or transcript.
(4)  Subsection (3) does not apply in respect of 
	(a)	a sound recording or transcript, or any part of a sound 
recording or transcript, from a private hearing conducted 
under section 464.1 of the Act, or
	(b)	a transcript, or any part of a transcript, that is excluded from 
the public record under section 464.1 of the Act.
Form of undertaking respecting private hearing 
17   An undertaking under section 464.1(3) of the Act must be given 
in a form acceptable to the presiding officer.
Postponement or adjournment of hearing
18(1)  Except in exceptional circumstances as determined by a panel 
of an assessment review board, the panel may not grant a 
postponement or adjournment of a hearing.
(2)  A request for a postponement or an adjournment must be in 
writing and contain reasons for the postponement or adjournment, as 
the case may be. 
(3)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, if a 
panel of an assessment review board grants a postponement or 
adjournment of a hearing, the panel must schedule the date, time and 
location for the hearing at the time the postponement or adjournment is 
granted.
Personal attendance not required
19(1)  Parties to a hearing before a panel of an assessment review 
board may attend the hearing in person or may, instead of attending in 
person, file a written presentation with the clerk.
(2)  A party who files a written presentation under subsection (1) must 
provide a copy of it to the other parties,
	(a)	in the case of a hearing before a local assessment review 
board panel, at least 3 days before the hearing;
	(b)	in the case of a hearing before a composite assessment 
review board panel, at least 7 days before the hearing.
Independent legal advice
20   A panel of an assessment review board may seek legal advice 
only from a lawyer who is independent from the parties to a hearing.
Part 2 
Matters before Municipal Government 
Board
Documents to be filed by complainant
21(1)  If a complaint is to be heard by the Municipal Government 
Board, the complainant must
	(a)	complete and file with the chair a complaint containing the 
information set out in section 22, and
	(b)	pay the appropriate complaint fee set out in Schedule 2 at the 
time the complaint is filed.
(2)  If a complainant does not comply with subsection (1),
	(a)	the complaint is invalid, and
	(b)	the Municipal Government Board must dismiss the 
complaint.
Form of complaint
22   For the purposes of section 491(1) of the Act, the form of 
complaint must be in writing and contain the information described in 
section 491(2) of the Act and,
	(a)	in respect of a complaint about linear property,
	(i)	the name of the assessed person as shown on the 
assessment notice,
	(ii)	the complainant's name if different from the assessed 
person,
	(iii)	the contact information for the complainant,
	(iv)	the Designated Industrial Property Assessment Unit 
Identification number for the designated industrial 
property under complaint,
	(v)	the municipality in which the designated industrial 
property under complaint is located,
	(vi)	the matter for complaint as described in section 492(1) 
of the Act,
	(vii)	what information used in the designated industrial 
property assessment calculation process prescribed by 
the Minister's Guidelines is incorrect,
	(viii)	in what respect that information is incorrect,
	(ix)	what the correct information is to be used in the 
designated industrial property assessment calculation 
process,
	(x)	the source of that information,
	(xi)	the requested assessed value, if the complaint relates to 
an assessment, and
	(xii)	the specific issues related to the incorrect information 
that are to be decided by the Municipal Government 
Board, and the reasons in support of the complainant's 
position on those issues,
		and
	(b)	in respect of a complaint about the amount of an equalized 
assessment,
	(i)	the information described in section 491(4) of the Act, 
and
	(ii)	the specific issues related to the incorrect information 
that are to be decided by the Municipal Government 
Board, and the reasons in support of the complainant's 
position on those issues. 
Division 1 
Hearing before Municipal  
Government Board
Scheduling and notice of hearing
23   If a complaint is to be heard by the Municipal Government Board, 
the chair must
	(a)	within 7 days of receiving a complaint, provide the provincial 
assessor with a copy of the complaint form,  
	(b)	schedule a hearing date, and
	(c)	not less than 70 days before the scheduled hearing date, give 
the notifications required by section 494(1)(b) of the Act.
Disclosure of evidence
24(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person who 
is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the hearing. 
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by the Municipal Government Board, 
the following rules apply with respect to the disclosure of evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 42 days before the hearing 
date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the Municipal 
Government Board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including a signed 
witness report for each witness, and any written 
argument that the complainant intends to present at the 
hearing in sufficient detail to allow the respondent to 
respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the Municipal 
Government Board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the complainant's evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 14 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the Municipal 
Government Board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including a signed 
witness report for each witness, and any written 
argument that the respondent intends to present at the 
hearing in sufficient detail to allow the complainant to 
respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the Municipal 
Government Board an estimate of the amount of time 
necessary to present the respondent's evidence;
	(c)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
disclose to the respondent and the Municipal Government 
Board the documentary evidence, a summary of the 
testimonial evidence, including a signed witness report for 
each witness, and any written argument that the complainant 
intends to present at the hearing in rebuttal to the disclosure 
made under clause (b) in sufficient detail to allow the 
respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence at the hearing.
Issues and evidence before the Board
25   The Municipal Government Board must not hear
	(a)	any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the 
complaint form, 
	(b)	any evidence that has not been disclosed in accordance with 
section 24, 
	(c)	evidence from a complainant relating to information that was 
requested by the Minister under section 319 of the Act or 
required to be reported under the Minister's Guidelines but 
was not provided or reported to the Minister.
Abridgment or expansion of time
26(1)  The Municipal Government Board may at any time, with the 
consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in section 23(c).
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 500 of the Act, the 
Municipal Government Board may at any time by written order expand 
the time specified in section 24(2)(a), (b) or (c).
(3)  A time specified in section 24(2)(a), (b) or (c) for disclosing 
evidence or other documents may be abridged with the written consent 
of the persons entitled to that evidence or documents.
Division 2 
General Procedural Matters
Complaint fees
27(1)  The fees payable by a person wishing to make a complaint or to 
be involved as a party or intervener in a hearing by the Municipal 
Government Board in respect of designated industrial property or an 
equalized assessment are those fees set out in Schedule 2.
(2)  If
	(a)	a complainant withdraws a complaint on agreement with the 
provincial assessor or the Minister, as the case may be, to 
correct any matter or issue under complaint,
	(b)	the Municipal Government Board makes a decision in favour 
of the complainant, or
	(c)	the Municipal Government Board makes a decision that is 
not in favour of the complainant, but on appeal the Court of 
Queen's Bench makes a decision in favour of the 
complainant,
any complaint filing fee must be refunded to the complainant.
Decision of Municipal Government Board
28   For the purposes of section 500 of the Act, a decision of the 
Municipal Government Board must include
	(a)	a brief summary of the matters and issues contained on the 
complaint form,
	(b)	the Municipal Government Board's decision in respect of 
each matter or issue,
	(c)	the reasons for the decision, including any dissenting reasons, 
and
	(d)	any procedural or jurisdictional matters that arose during the 
hearing, and the Municipal Government Board's decision in 
respect of those matters.
Record of hearing
29(1)  The Municipal Government Board must make and keep a 
record of each hearing in accordance with subsection (2). 
(2)  Subject to section 525.1 of the Act, a record of a hearing must 
include
	(a)	the complaint form,
	(b)	all documentary evidence filed in the matter,
	(c)	a list of witnesses who gave evidence at the hearing,
	(d)	a transcript or recording of the hearing or, in the absence of a 
transcript or recording, a summary of all testimonial evidence 
given at the hearing,
	(e)	all written arguments presented at the hearing,
	(f)	a written list that is prepared at the end of the hearing that 
identifies those matters or issues from the complaint form 
about which evidence was given or argument was made at 
the hearing, and
	(g)	the decision of the Municipal Government Board referred to 
in section 28.
(3)  If evidence given at a hearing is recorded by means of a 
sound-recording machine, a party to a hearing may request a copy of 
the sound recording or the transcript of the sound recording, if the 
party pays for the cost of preparing the copy or transcript.
(4)  Subsection (3) does not apply in respect of 
	(a)	a sound recording or transcript, or any part of a sound 
recording or transcript, from a private hearing conducted 
under section 525.1 of the Act, or
	(b)	a transcript, or any part of a transcript, that is excluded from 
the public record under section 525.1 of the Act.
Form of undertaking respecting private hearing 
30   An undertaking under section 525.1(3) of the Act must be given 
in a form acceptable to the chair.
Postponement or adjournment of hearing
31(1)  Except in exceptional circumstances as determined by the 
Municipal Government Board, the Municipal Government Board may 
not grant a postponement or adjournment of a hearing.
(2)  A request for a postponement or an adjournment must be in 
writing and contain reasons for the postponement or adjournment, as 
the case may be.
(3)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 500 of the Act, if the 
Municipal Government Board grants a postponement or adjournment, 
the Municipal Government Board must schedule the date, time and 
location for the hearing at the time the postponement or adjournment is 
granted.
Personal attendance not required
32(1)  Parties to a hearing before the Municipal Government Board 
may attend the hearing in person or may, instead of attending in 
person, file a written presentation with the  chair.
(2)  A party who files a written presentation under subsection (1) must 
provide a copy of it to the other parties at least 7 days before the 
hearing.
Independent legal advice
33   The Municipal Government Board may seek legal advice only 
from a lawyer who is independent from the parties to a hearing.
Part 3 
One-member Panels
Division 1 
One-member Local Assessment 
Review Board Panel
One-member local assessment review board panel
34   A one-member local assessment review board panel may hear and 
decide one or more of the following matters but no other matter:
	(a)	a complaint about a matter shown on a tax notice, other than 
a property tax notice;
	(b)	a complaint about a matter shown on an assessment notice, 
other than an assessment;
	(c)	a procedural matter, including, without limitation, the 
scheduling of a hearing, the granting or refusal of a 
postponement or adjournment, an expansion of time and an 
issue involving the disclosure of evidence;
	(d)	an administrative matter, including, without limitation, an 
invalid complaint;
	(e)	any matter, other than an assessment, where all of the parties 
consent to a hearing before a one-member local assessment 
review board panel.
Part 1 applies
35   Subject to this Division, Part 1 applies to a one-member local 
assessment review board panel. 
Notice of hearing before one-member panel
36   If a complaint is to be heard by a one-member local assessment 
review board panel, the clerk must give the notifications required by 
section 462(1) of the Act not less than 15 days before the hearing date 
that is scheduled under section 4.
Disclosure of evidence
37(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person or 
taxpayer who is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the 
hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a one-member local assessment 
review board panel, the following rules apply with respect to the 
disclosure of evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the one-member local 
assessment review board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including any 
signed witness reports, and any written argument that 
the complainant intends to present at the hearing in 
sufficient detail to allow the respondent to respond to or 
rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the one-member local 
assessment review board an estimate of the amount of 
time necessary to present the complainant's evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the one-member local 
assessment review board the documentary evidence, a 
summary of the testimonial evidence, including any 
signed witness reports, and any written argument that 
the respondent intends to present at the hearing in 
sufficient detail to allow the complainant to respond to 
or rebut the evidence at the hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the one-member local 
assessment review board an estimate of the amount of 
time necessary to present the respondent's evidence.
Issues and evidence before one-member panel 
38  A one-member local assessment review board panel must not hear 
	(a)	any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the 
complaint form, or
	(b)	any evidence that has not been disclosed in accordance with 
section 37.
Abridgment or expansion of time
39(1)  A one-member local assessment review board panel may at any 
time, with the consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in 
section 36.
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, a 
one-member local assessment review board panel may at any time by 
written order expand the time specified in section 37(2)(a) or (b). 
(3)  A time specified in section 37(2)(a) or (b) for disclosing evidence 
or other documents may be abridged with the written consent of the 
persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Division 2 
One-member Composite Assessment 
Review Board Panel
One-member composite assessment review board panel
40   A one-member composite assessment review board panel may 
hear and decide one or more of the following matters but no other 
matter:
	(a)	a complaint about a matter shown on an assessment notice, 
other than an assessment;
	(b)	a procedural matter, including, without limitation, the 
scheduling of a hearing, the granting or refusal of a 
postponement or adjournment, an expansion of time and an 
issue involving the disclosure of evidence;
	(c)	an administrative matter, including, without limitation, an 
invalid complaint;
	(d)	any matter, other than an assessment, where all of the parties 
consent to a hearing before a one-member composite 
assessment review board panel.
Part 1 applies
41   Subject to this Division, Part 1 applies to a one-member 
composite assessment review board panel. 
Notice of hearing before one-member panel
42   If a complaint is to be heard by a one-member composite 
assessment review board panel, the clerk must give the notifications 
required by section 462(2) of the Act not less than 15 days before the 
hearing date that is scheduled under section 8.
Disclosure of evidence
43(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person who 
is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a one-member composite 
assessment review board panel, the following rules apply with respect 
to the disclosure of evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the one-member 
composite assessment review board the documentary 
evidence, a summary of the testimonial evidence, 
including a signed witness report for each witness, and 
any written argument that the complainant intends to 
present at the hearing in sufficient detail to allow the 
respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence at the 
hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the one-member 
composite assessment review board an estimate of the 
amount of time necessary to present the complainant's 
evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the one-member 
composite assessment review board the documentary 
evidence, a summary of the testimonial evidence, 
including a signed witness report for each witness, and 
any written argument that the respondent intends to 
present at the hearing in sufficient detail to allow the 
complainant to respond to or rebut the evidence at the 
hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the one-member 
composite assessment review board an estimate of the 
amount of time necessary to present the complainant's 
evidence.
Issues and evidence before one-member panel
44  A one-member composite assessment review board panel must not 
hear 
	(a)	any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the 
complaint form, or
	(b)	any evidence that has not been disclosed in accordance with 
section 43.
Abridgment or expansion of time
45(1)  A one-member composite assessment review board panel may 
at any time, with the consent of all parties, abridge the time specified 
in section 42. 
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 468 of the Act, a 
one-member composite assessment review board panel may at any 
time by written order expand the time specified in section 43(2)(a) or 
(b).
(3)  A time specified in section 43(2)(a) or (b) for disclosing evidence 
or other documents may be abridged with the written consent of the 
persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Division 3 
One-member Municipal  
Government Board Panel
One-member Municipal Government Board panel
46(1)  One member of the Municipal Government Board may sit as a 
panel of the Municipal Government Board to hear and decide on one 
or more of the following matters but no other matter:
	(a)	a complaint about a matter shown on an assessment notice, 
other than an assessment; 
	(b)	a procedural matter, including, without limitation, the 
scheduling of a hearing, the granting or refusal of a 
postponement or adjournment, an expansion of time and an 
issue involving the disclosure of evidence;
	(c)	an administrative matter, including, without limitation, an 
invalid complaint;
	(d)	any matter where all of the parties consent to a hearing 
before a one-member Municipal Government Board panel.
Part 2 applies
47   Subject to this Division, Part 2 applies to a one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel. 
Notice of hearing before one-member panel
48   If a complaint is to be heard before a one-member Municipal 
Government Board panel, the chair must give the notifications required 
by section 494(1)(b) of the Act not less than 15 days before the date 
that is scheduled under section 23.
Disclosure of evidence
49(1)  In this section, "complainant" includes an assessed person who 
is affected by a complaint who wishes to be heard at the hearing.
(2)  If a complaint is to be heard by a one-member Municipal 
Government Board panel, the following rules apply with respect to the 
disclosure of evidence:
	(a)	the complainant must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the respondent and the one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel the documentary 
evidence, a summary of the testimonial evidence, 
including a signed witness report for each witness, and 
any written argument that the complainant intends to 
present at the hearing in sufficient detail to allow the 
respondent to respond to or rebut the evidence at the 
hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the respondent and the one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel an estimate of the 
amount of time necessary to present the complainant's 
evidence;
	(b)	the respondent must, at least 7 days before the hearing date, 
	(i)	disclose to the complainant and the one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel the documentary 
evidence, a summary of the testimonial evidence, 
including a signed witness report for each witness, and 
any written argument that the respondent intends to 
present at the hearing in sufficient detail to allow the 
complainant to respond to or rebut the evidence at the 
hearing, and
	(ii)	provide to the complainant and the one-member 
Municipal Government Board panel an estimate of the 
amount of time necessary to present the respondent's 
evidence.
Issues and evidence before one-member panel
50   A one-member Municipal Government Board panel must not hear
	(a)	any matter in support of an issue that is not identified on the 
complaint form, or
	(b)	any evidence that has not been disclosed in accordance with 
section 49. 
Abridgment or expansion of time
51(1)  A one-member Municipal Government Board panel may at any 
time, with the consent of all parties, abridge the time specified in 
section 48.
(2)  Subject to the timelines specified in section 500 of the Act, a 
one-member Municipal Government Board panel may at any time by 
written order expand the time specified in section 49(2)(a) or (b).
(3)  A time specified in section 49(2)(a) or (b) for disclosing evidence 
or other documents may be abridged with the written consent of the 
persons entitled to the evidence or other documents.
Part 4 
Provincial Member
Appointment of provincial member
52(1)  When a council has established a composite assessment review 
board, the municipality must, within 30 days, provide written notice of 
that fact to the Minister.
(2)  The Minister must, after receiving written notice from the 
municipality that the council has established a composite assessment 
review board, appoint a provincial member to the composite 
assessment review board. 
(3)  The Minister may only appoint as a provincial member a current 
member of the Municipal Government Board.
Part 5 
Training and Qualifications
Training requirements
53(1)  Every clerk must 
	(a)	successfully complete a training program set or approved by 
the Minister, and
	(b)	every 3 years successfully complete a refresher training 
program set by the Minister. 
(2)  The chair of the Municipal Government Board and any delegate of 
the chair must 
	(a)	successfully complete a training program set or approved by 
the Minister, and
	(b)	periodically, as required by the Minister, successfully 
complete a refresher training program set by the Minister. 
(3)  In order for a member of a panel of an assessment review board or 
of the Municipal Government Board to be qualified to participate in a 
hearing, the member must 
	(a)	successfully complete a training program set or approved by 
the Minister, and
	(b)	every 3 years successfully complete a refresher training 
program set by the Minister.
Ineligibility
54   A person may not be a member of a panel of an assessment 
review board or the Municipal Government Board if the person
	(a)	is an assessor,
	(b)	is an employee of the municipality for which the assessment 
review board is established, or
	(c)	is an agent.
Part 6 
General Matters
Agent authorization
55   An agent may not file a complaint or act for an assessed person or 
taxpayer at a hearing unless the assessed person or taxpayer has 
prepared and filed an assessment complaints agent authorization form 
set out in Schedule 4 with the clerk of the assessment review board or 
the chair of the Municipal Government Board, as the case may be.
Costs
56(1)  Any party to a hearing before a composite assessment review 
board panel or the Municipal Government Board may make an 
application to the composite assessment review board panel or the 
Municipal Government Board, as the case may be, at any time, but no 
later than 30 days after the conclusion of the hearing, for an award of 
costs in an amount set out in Schedule 3 that are directly and primarily 
related to matters contained in the complaint and the preparation of the 
party's submission.
(2)  In deciding whether to grant an application for the award of costs, 
in whole or in part, the composite assessment review board panel or 
the Municipal Government Board may consider the following: 
	(a)	whether there was an abuse of the complaint process;
	(b)	whether the party applying for costs incurred additional or 
unnecessary expenses as a result of an abuse of the complaint 
process.
(3)  A composite assessment review board panel or the Municipal 
Government Board may on its own initiative and at any time award 
costs.  
(4)  Any costs that the composite assessment review board panel or the 
Municipal Government Board awards are those set out in Schedule 3. 
(5)  If the complainant is
	(a)	the assessed person or the taxpayer of the property under 
complaint,
	(b)	an employee or representative of that assessed person or 
taxpayer, or
	(c)	an agent for that assessed person or taxpayer,
the assessed person or the taxpayer is responsible for any costs 
awarded by a composite assessment review board panel. 
(6)  If the complainant is
	(a)	the assessed person or the taxpayer of property other than the 
property under complaint,
	(b)	an employee or representative of that assessed person or 
taxpayer, or
	(c)	an agent for that assessed person or taxpayer, 
the complainant is responsible for any costs awarded by a composite 
assessment review board panel. 
(7)  If the complainant is
	(a)	the assessed person in respect of designated industrial 
property under complaint,
	(b)	an employee or representative of that assessed person, or
	(c)	an agent for that assessed person, 
the assessed person is responsible for any costs awarded by the 
Municipal Government Board.
(8)  The municipality in which the property under complaint is located 
is responsible for any costs awarded by a composite assessment review 
board panel against an employee or representative of the municipality. 
(9)  The municipality that files a complaint about an equalized 
assessment or designated industrial property is responsible for any 
costs awarded by the Municipal Government Board against an 
employee or representative of the municipality. 
(10)  The Minister is responsible for any costs awarded by the 
Municipal Government Board against an employee or representative of 
the Minister.
Supplementary assessment notice, amended assessment notice or any 
amended tax notice other than a property tax notice
57   For the purposes of section 468(2) of the Act, a panel of an 
assessment review board must render its decision and provide reasons 
for that decision, including any dissenting reasons,
	(a)	in the case of a hearing before a local assessment review 
board panel
	(i)	within 160 days from the date that a complaint was 
filed, or 
	(ii)	before the end of the taxation year to which the 
complaint that is the subject of the hearing applies, 
		whichever is later,
	(b)	in the case of a hearing before a composite assessment 
review board panel, 
	(i)	within 210 days from the date that a complaint was 
filed, or 
	(ii)	before the end of the taxation year to which the 
complaint that is the subject of the hearing applies, 
		whichever is later, or
	(c)	in the case of a hearing before a one-member panel of an 
assessment review board, 
	(i)	within 110 days from the date that a complaint was 
filed, or 
	(ii)	before the end of the taxation year to which the 
complaint that is the subject of the hearing applies, 
		whichever is later.
Complaint form must be available
58   A municipality must ensure that copies of the complaint form set 
out in Schedule 1 and the assessment complaints agent authorization 
form set out in Schedule 4 are readily available to the public.
Part 7 
Transitional Provisions  
and Coming into Force
Transitional 
59(1)  Despite the repeal of the Assessment Complaints and Appeals 
Regulation (AR 238/2000) and the Assessment Complaints Fee 
Regulation (AR 243/2008), those regulations continue to apply to all 
appeals and complaints filed with respect to the 2009 and previous 
taxation years.
(2)  The Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation 
(AR 310/2009) applies to complaints with respect to the 2010 and 
subsequent taxation years up to and including the 2017 taxation year.
(3)  This Regulation applies with respect to the 2018 and subsequent 
taxation years. 
(4)  Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, where a person has 
made a complaint under section 460 or 491 of the Municipal 
Government Act, RSA 2000 cM-26, before this subsection comes into 
force and the complaint process has not been concluded by the time 
this subsection comes into force, the complaint must continue to be 
dealt with in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and the 
regulations under the Municipal Government Act as they read 
immediately before the coming into force of this subsection.
Coming into force
60   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2018.
Schedule 1
 	Assessment Review Board Complaint
Municipality Name (as shown on your assessment notice or tax notice) 

Tax Year
Section 1 - Notice Type
Assessment notice:   ? Annual Assessment     
                                  ? Amended Annual Assessment
                                  ? Supplementary Assessment
                                  ? Amended Supplementary Assessment
Tax Notice:   ? Business Tax
                      ? Other Tax (excluding property tax and business tax)        	 
	Name of Other Tax          
Section 2 - Property Information
Assessment Roll or Tax Roll Number

Property Address
Legal Land Description (i.e. Plan, Block, Lot or ATS 1/4 Sec-Twp-Rng-Mer)
Property Type               ? Residential property with 3 or fewer dwelling units
(check all that apply)    ? Residential property with 4 or more dwelling units
                 ? Farm land 
                 ? Non-residential property
                                      ? Machinery and equipment
Business Name (if pertaining to business tax)

Business Owner(s)
Section 3 - Complainant Information
Is the complainant the assessed person or taxpayer for the property under complaint? 
       ? Yes      ? No
Note:  If this complaint is being filed on behalf of the assessed person or taxpayer by an agent for a 
fee, or a potential fee, the Assessment Complaints Agent Authorization form must be completed by 
the assessed person or taxpayer of the property and must be submitted with this complaint form.
Complainant Name  (if the complainant, assessed person or taxpayer is a company, enter the 
complete legal name of the company)
Mailing Address (if different from above)              City/Town                Province           Postal Code
Telephone number (include area code)
Fax Number (include area code)
Email Address
If applicable, please indicate any dates 
you are not available for a hearing


Section 4 - Complaint Information
Check the matter(s) that apply to the 
complaint  (see reverse for coding)
 ? 1      ? 2      ? 3       ? 4      ? 5      ? 6      ? 7      ? 8       ? 9      ? 10
Note:  Some matters or information may be corrected by contacting the municipal 
assessor prior to filing a formal complaint.

Section 5 - Reason(s) for Complaint
Note: An assessment review board panel 
must not hear any matter in support of an 
issue that is not identified on the complaint 
form
A complainant must 
?  indicate what information shown on an assessment notice or tax notice is incorrect, 
?  explain in what respect that information is incorrect, 
?  indicate what the correct information is, and 
?  identify the requested assessed value, if the complaint relates to an assessment.


Requested assessed 
value:





Section 6 - Complaint Filing Fee
If the municipality has set filing fees payable by persons wishing to make a complaint, the filing fee 
must accompany the complaint form or the complaint will be invalid and returned to the person 
making the complaint.
If the assessment review board panel makes a decision in favour of the complaint, or if all issues 
under complaint are corrected by agreement between the complainant and the assessor, and the 
complaint is withdrawn prior to the hearing, the filing fee will be refunded.
Section 7 - Complainant Signature
                                                                                                                                                                  
       Signature                   Printed name of signatory person and title                Date  (mm/dd/yyyy)   
Important Notice:  Your completed complaint form and any supporting attachments, 
the agent authorization form and the prescribed filing fee must be submitted to the 
person and address with whom a complaint must be filed as shown on the 
assessment notice or tax notice prior to the deadline indicated on the assessment 
notice or tax notice.  Complaints with an incomplete form, complaints submitted after 
the filing deadline or complaints without the required filing fee are invalid.
Assessment Review Board Clerk Use Only
Was the complaint filed on time?	? Yes          ? No
Is the required information included  
on or with the complaint form?                        ? Yes          ? No
Was the required filing fee included?	? Yes          ? No     ? N/A
Was a properly completed agent authorization                                                     Date Received _____ 
form attached?	? Yes          ? No      ? N/A
Complaint to be heard by:	? LARB panel     ? CARB panel
MATTERS FOR A COMPLAINT
A complaint to the assessment review board panel may be about any of the following matters,  
as shown on an assessment or tax notice: 
1  the description of the property or business
2  the name or mailing address of an assessed person or taxpayer
3  an assessment amount 
4  an assessment class
5  an assessment sub-class 
6  the type of property
7  the type of improvement 
8  school support
9  whether the property is assessable
10  whether the property or business is exempt from taxation under Part 10, but not if the exemption is 
given by an agreement under section 364.1(11) that does not expressly provide for the right to make 
the complaint
11  any extent to which the property is exempt from taxation under a bylaw under section 364.1 of the 
Act
12  whether the collection of tax on the property is deferred under a bylaw under section 364.1 of the 
Act

a designated officer's refusal to grant an exemption or deferral under a bylaw under section 364.1 of 
the Act
Note: To eliminate the need to file a complaint, some matters or information shown on an assessment 
notice or tax notice may be corrected by contacting the municipal assessor. It is advised to discuss any 
concerns about the matters with the municipal assessor prior to filing this complaint.
If a complaint fee is required by the municipality, it will be indicated on the assessment notice. 
Your complaint form will not be filed and will be returned to you unless the required complaint fee 
indicated on your assessment notice is enclosed. 
ASSESSMENT REVIEW BOARD PANELS
A local assessment review board panel will hear complaints about residential property with 3 or less 
dwelling units, farm land or matters shown on a tax notice (other than a property tax notice). 
A composite assessment review board panel will hear complaints about residential property with 4 or 
more dwelling units or non-residential property. 
DISCLOSURE
Disclosure must include:
All relevant facts supporting the matters of complaint described on this complaint form.
All documentary evidence to be presented at the hearing. 
A list of witnesses who will give evidence at the hearing. 
A summary of testimonial evidence. 
The legislative grounds and reason for the complaint. 
Relevant case law and any other information that the complainant considers relevant. 
Disclosure timelines: 
For a complaint about any matter other than an assessment, the parties must provide full disclosure 
at least 7 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
For a complaint about an assessment - local assessment review board panel: 
Complainant must provide full disclosure at least 21 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
Respondent must provide full disclosure at least 7 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
Complainant must provide rebuttal at least 3 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
For a complaint about an assessment - composite assessment review board panel: 
Complainant must provide full disclosure at least 42 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
Respondent must provide full disclosure at least 14 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
Complainant must provide rebuttal at least 7 days before the scheduled hearing date. 
DISCLOSURE RULES 
Timelines for disclosure must be followed.
Information that has not been disclosed will not be heard by an assessment review board panel.
Disclosure timelines can be reduced if the disclosure information is provided at the time the complaint 
form is filed.
Both the complainant and the assessor must agree to reduce the timelines. 
PENALTIES
A Composite Assessment Review Board Panel may award costs against any party to a complaint that 
has not provided full disclosure in accordance with the regulations. 
IMPORTANT NOTICES 
Your completed complaint form and any supporting attachments, the agent authorization form and the 
prescribed filing fee must be submitted to the person and address with whom a complaint must be 
filed as shown on the assessment notice or tax notice, prior to the deadline indicated on the assessment 
notice or tax notice. Complaints with an incomplete complaint form, complaints submitted after the 
filing deadline or complaints without the required filing fee are invalid. 
An assessment review board panel must not hear any matter in support of an issue that is not 
identified on the complaint form. 
The clerk will notify all parties of the hearing date and location. 
For more details about disclosure please see the Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints 
Regulation. 
To avoid penalties, taxes must be paid on or before the deadline specified on the tax notice even if a 
complaint is filed. 
The personal information on this form is being collected under the authority of the Municipal 
Government Act, section 460, as well as the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 
section 33(c). The information will be used for administrative purposes and to process your complaint. 
For further information, contact your local Assessment Review Board. 
Schedule 2 
 
Complaint Fees

Complaint Fee
Residential 3 or fewer dwellings and farm land
Up to
$ 50
Residential 4 or more dwellings
Up to
$650
Non-residential
Up to
$650
Business tax
Up to
$ 50
Tax notices (other than business tax)
Up to
$ 30
Linear property - power generation
Flat fee
$650 per facility
Linear property - other
Flat fee
$  50 per DIPAUID *
Designated industrial property - major plant 
or facility
Flat fee
$650 per major plant 
or facility
Designated industrial property - other
Flat fee
$50 per DIPAUID *
Equalized assessment
Flat fee
$650
*  Designated Industrial Property Assessment Unit Identification
Schedule 3 
 
Table of Costs
Where the conduct of the offending party warrants it, a composite assessment review board panel or 
the Municipal Government Board may award costs up to the amounts specified in the appropriate 
column in Part 1.
Where a composite assessment review board panel or the Municipal Government Board determines 
that a hearing was required to determine a matter that did not have a reasonable chance of success, it 
may award costs, up to the amounts specified in the appropriate column in Part 2 or 3, against the 
party that unreasonably caused the hearing to proceed.

Assessed Value
 
 
 
 
Category
 
 
Up to and 
including 
$5 million
Over $5 
million up 
to and 
including 
$15 million
Over $15 
million up 
to and 
including 
$50 million
 
 
 
Over $50 
million
Part 1 - Action committed by a party
Disclosure of irrelevant evidence that has 
resulted in a delay of the hearing process. 
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
A party attempts to present new issues 
not identified on the complaint form or 
evidence in support of those issues.
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
A party attempts to introduce evidence 
that was not disclosed within the 
prescribed timelines.
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
A party causes unreasonable delays or 
postponements. 
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
At the request of a party, an assessment 
review board panel or the Municipal 
Government Board, as the case may be, 
expands the time period for disclosure of 
evidence that results in prejudice to the 
other party.
$500 
$1000
$2000
$5000
Part 2 - Merit  Hearing
Preparation for hearing 
$1000
$4000
$8000
$10 000
For first 1/2 day of hearing or portion 
thereof. 
$1000
$1500
$1750
$2000
For each additional 1/2 day of hearing. 
$500
$750
$875
$1000
Second counsel fee for each 1/2 day or 
portion thereof (when allowed by an 
assessment review board panel or the 
Municipal Government Board, as the 
case may be). 
$250
$500
$750
$1000
Part 3 - Procedural Applications
Contested hearings (for first 1/2 day or 
portion thereof).(i.e. request for 
adjournment) 
$1000
$1500
$1750
$2000
Contested hearings (for each additional 
1/2 day or portion thereof). 
$500
$750
$875
$1000
Schedule 4 
 
Assessment Complaints 
Agent Authorization
 
Section 1 - Assessed Person/Taxpayer Information
          Tax Year

Assessed Person(s) or Taxpayer(s) (if the assessed person or taxpayer is a company, enter the 
complete legal name of the company)
Business Name (if pertaining to business tax)
Business Owner(s)
Section 2 - Municipal and Property Information
(for designated industrial property  
go to Section 3)
Municipality Name (as shown on your assessment notice or  
tax notice)
Assessment Roll or  
Tax Roll Number
Property Address
Legal Land Description (i.e. Plan, Block, Lot or ATS 1/4 Sec-Twp-Rng-Mer)
Property Type               ? Residential property with 3 or less dwelling units
(check all that apply)    ? Residential property with 4 or more dwelling units
                              ? Farm land 
                              ? Non-residential property
                              ? Machinery and equipment
Section 3 - Agent Information
Note:  Agent means a person or company who for a fee or potential fee acts for an assessed person or 
taxpayer during the assessment complaint process or at a hearing before a panel of an assessment 
review board or the Municipal Government Board.
Agent Name  
Contact Name (if different) and Position Held
Mailing Address (if different from above)              City/Town                Province           Postal Code
Telephone number (include area code)
Fax Number (include area code)
Email Address
Section 4 - Acknowledgment and Certification
By signing below, I acknowledge and certify that: 
1   I am the assessed person or taxpayer identified in section 1, or a legally authorized 
officer of the assessed person or taxpayer. 
2   To initiate the processing of this agent authorization, I am attaching this agent 
authorization form to
	(a)	the complaint form if the agent is authorized to file the complaint on my behalf, or 
	(b)	a letter, signed by me on my personal or company letterhead, and the letter is 
submitted to the municipality's assessment review board clerk or to the chair of the 
Municipal Government Board, as the case may be, before the hearing of the 
complaint. 
3   I provide authority to the agent, as identified in section 3, to represent the assessed 
person or taxpayer, identified in section 1, to
	(a)	file a complaint on behalf of the assessed person or taxpayer for the property 
described on this form, 
	(b)	discuss the issues or matters of the complaint with the municipal assessor (or the 
provincial assessor in the case of designated industrial property),
	(c)	prepare and submit disclosure regarding the complaint, 
	(d)	represent the assessed person or taxpayer at hearings before a panel of the 
assessment review board (or before the Municipal Government Board, in the case 
of designated industrial property), 
	(e)	reach an agreement with the assessor to correct a matter under complaint, and
	(f)	withdraw the complaint at any time.
4   I understand that the assessed person or taxpayer continues to be subject to all 
applicable provisions of the Municipal Government Act and the regulations under that Act, 
despite any authorization of agency. 
5   I understand that this document does not act as an authorization of agency for the 
purposes of section 299 or 300 of the Municipal Government Act.
6   I understand that the assessed person or taxpayer is liable for any costs awarded against 
the agent by a panel of an assessment review board (or by the Municipal Government 
Board, in the case of designated industrial property) or for any change in assessment that 
may result from a hearing. 
7   I understand that this authorization is only applicable to the tax year entered on this 
form. 
8   The agent has disclosed the qualifications, professional designations, certifications or 
affiliations of the agent, if any, with respect to property assessment or appraisal. 
9   I may revoke authorization at any time in writing to the clerk of the assessment review 
board or the chair of the Municipal Government Board, as the case may be. 
                                                                                        
      Signature of the Assessed Person or Taxpayer
                                                                                                                                                                    
     Printed name of signatory person and title                                                Date  (mm/dd/yyyy)




Alberta Regulation 202/2017
Municipal Government Act
MATTERS RELATING TO ASSESSMENT SUB-CLASSES REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MAG:017/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to sections 322 and 370 of the 
Municipal Government Act. 
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Municipal Government Act.
Prescribed sub-classes
2(1)  For the purposes of section 297(2.1) of the Act, the following 
sub-classes are prescribed for property in class 2:
	(a)	vacant non-residential property;
	(b)	small business property;


	(c)	other non-residential property.
(2)  The subclasses referred to in subsection (1) can be applied to both 
the Urban and Rural Service Areas for Lac La Biche County and the 
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo as if the service areas were 
separate entities.
(3)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), "small business property" 
means property in a municipality, other than designated industrial 
property, that is owned or leased by a business
	(a)	operating under a business licence or that is otherwise 
identified in a municipal bylaw, and
	(b)	that has fewer than
	(i)	50 full-time employees across Canada, or 
	(ii)	a lesser number of employees as set out in a municipal 
bylaw,
as at December 31 or an alternative date established in a municipal 
bylaw.
(4)  For the purposes of subsection (3), a property that is leased by a 
business is not a small business property if the business has subleased 
the property to someone else.
(5)  For the purposes of subsection (3), a municipality may, by bylaw, 
prescribe procedures to allow for the effective administration of the 
small business property sub-class tax rate, including, without 
limitations, a method for determining and counting full-time 
employees, and the frequency of that count.
Tax rates
3(1)  For the purposes of section 354(3.1) of the Act, the tax rate set 
for section 297(1)(d) of the Act to raise the revenue required under 
section 353(2)(a) of the Act must be equal to the tax rate set for 
property described in section 2(1)(c) to raise revenue for that purpose.
(2)  The tax rate set for property referred to in section 2(1)(b)
	(a)	must not be less than 75% of the tax rate for property referred 
to in section 2(1)(c), and
	(b)	must not be greater than the tax rate for property referred to 
in section 2(1)(c).
Coming into force
4   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2018.


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Alberta Regulation 203/2017
Municipal Government Act
MATTERS RELATING TO ASSESSMENT AND 
TAXATION REGULATION, 2018
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs 
(M.O. MAG:018/17) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to sections 322 and 370 of the 
Municipal Government Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
	2	Interpretation provisions for Parts 9 to 12 of the Act
	3	Deeming order 
	4	Application 
Part 1 
Standards of Assessment
	5	Mass appraisal
	6	Valuation date
	7	Valuation standard for a parcel of land
	8	Valuation standard for improvements
	9	Valuation standard for a parcel and improvements
	10	Valuation standard for railway property
	11	Valuation standard for linear property other than railway property
	12	Valuation standard for machinery and equipment
	13	Valuation standard for designated industrial property 
- land and buildings
	14	Quality standards
	15	When permitted use differs from actual use
Part 2 
Recording and Reporting 
Property Information
	16	Duty to record information
	17	Duty to provide information to the Minister
	18	Corrections or changes
Part 3 
Equalized Assessment
	19	Information provided by municipality under section 319(1) of Act
	20	Preparation of equalized assessment
	21	Limit on increases in equalized assessments
Part 4 
Assessment Audits
	22	Assessment audits
Part 5 
Property Tax Exemption for  
Residences and Farm Buildings
	23	Definitions
	24	Exemptions from property tax
	25	Exemptions - Strathcona County
	26	Exemptions - Wood Buffalo
	27	Exemptions - Mackenzie County
	28	Exemptions - Jasper
	29	Exemptions - Lac La Biche County
	30	Exemptions - farm buildings
Part 6 
Assessments and Assessment Information
	31	Definitions
	32	Assessment record
	33	Prescribed assessment information
	34	Form and time for providing prescribed assessment information
	35	Access to summary of assessment
	36	Compliance review
	37	Contents of assessment notice
	38	Supplementary assessments
Part 7 
Transitional Provisions and  
Coming into Force
	39	Transitional provisions
	40	Coming into force 
 
Schedule
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Municipal Government Act;
	(b)	"agricultural use value" means the value of a parcel of land 
based exclusively on its use for farming operations;
	(c)	"assessment level" means, for the property assessment class, 
the overall ratio of assessments to indicators of market value;
	(d)	"assessment ratio" means the ratio of the assessment to an 
indicator of market value for a property;
	(e)	"assessment year" means the year prior to the taxation year;
	(f)	"coefficient of dispersion" means the average percentage 
deviation of the assessment ratios from the median 
assessment ratio for a group of properties;
	(g)	"mass appraisal" means the process of preparing assessments 
for a group of properties using standard methods and 
common data and allowing for statistical testing;
	(h)	"median assessment ratio" means the middle assessment ratio 
when the assessment ratios for a group of properties are 
arranged in order of magnitude;
	(i)	"Minister's Guidelines" means the Minister's Guidelines 
established by the Minister, including the following:
	(i)	Alberta Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines;
	(ii)	Alberta Farm Land Assessment Minister's Guidelines;
	(iii)	Alberta Linear Property Assessment Minister's 
Guidelines;
	(iv)	Alberta Machinery and Equipment Assessment 
Minister's Guidelines;
	(v)	Alberta Railway Property Assessment Minister's 
Guidelines;
	(vi)	any of the above guidelines that are referred to in
	(A)	the Matters Relating to Assessment and Taxation 
Regulation (AR 289/99), and
	(B)	the Standards of Assessment Regulation 
(AR 365/94);
	(vii)	the 2005 Construction Cost Reporting Guide established 
by the Minister and all previous and subsequent 
versions of that Construction Cost Reporting Guide 
established by the Minister; 
	(j)	"overall ratio" means the weighted ratio for a group of 
properties, calculated using the median assessment ratios for 
subgroups of properties within that group;
	(k)	"regulated property" means
	(i)	land in respect of which the valuation standard is 
agricultural use value,
	(ii)	designated industrial property, or
	(iii)	machinery and equipment.
Interpretation provisions for Parts 9 to 12 of the Act
2(1)  For the purposes of Parts 9 to 12 of the Act and this Regulation,
	(a)	"electric distribution system" means 
 	(i)	a system, works, plant, equipment or service for the 
delivery, distribution or furnishing, directly to 
consumers, of electric energy for which rates are 
regulated by the Alberta Utilities Commission, or 
	(ii)	a system, works, plant, equipment or service for the 
delivery, distribution or furnishing, directly to 
consumers, of electric energy by a rural electrification 
association under the Rural Utilities Act or by a 
municipality,
		but does not include land, buildings or an electric generation 
system or an electric transmission system; 
	(b)	"electric generation system" means a system used or intended 
to be used for the generation and gathering of electric energy 
from any source, including all machinery, installations, 
materials, devices, fittings, apparatus, appliances and 
equipment that form part of the system, but subject to an 
order under section 3 does not include 
	(i)	a system owned or operated by a person generating or 
proposing to generate electricity solely for the person's 
own use, 
	(ii)	a micro-generation generating unit as defined in the 
Micro-generation Regulation (AR 27/2008), or
	(iii)	land or buildings;
	(c)	"electric power system" means an electric distribution 
system, an electric generation system or an electric 
transmission system;
	(d)	"electric transmission system" means a system or 
arrangement of lines of wire or other conductors and 
transformation equipment situated wholly in Alberta whereby 
electric energy, however produced, for which rates are 
regulated by the Alberta Utilities Commission is transmitted 
in bulk, and includes 
	(i)	transmission circuits composed of the conductors that 
form the minimum set required to transmit electric 
energy,
	(ii)	insulating and supporting structures,
	(iii)	substations, and
	(iv)	operational and control devices,
		but does not include land, buildings, an electric generation 
system or an electric distribution system;
	(e)	"farm building" means any improvement other than a 
residence, to the extent it is used for farming operations;
	(f)	"farming operations" means the raising, production and sale 
of agricultural products and includes
	(i)	horticulture, aviculture, apiculture and aquaculture,
	(ii)	the raising, production and sale of
	(A)	horses, cattle, bison, sheep, swine, goats or other 
livestock, 
	(B)	fur-bearing animals raised in captivity,
	(C)	domestic cervids within the meaning of the 
Domestic Cervid Industry Regulation 
(AR 188/2014), or
	(D)	domestic camelids,
	(iii)	the planting, growing and sale of sod, and
	(iv)	an operation on a parcel of land for which a woodland 
management plan has been approved by the Woodlot 
Association of Alberta or a forester registered under 
Regulated Forestry Profession Act for the production of 
timber primarily marketed as whole logs, seed cones or 
Christmas trees,
		but does not include any operation or activity on land that has 
been stripped for the purposes of, or in a manner that leaves 
the land more suitable for, future development;
	(g)	"machinery and equipment" means materials, devices, 
fittings, installations, appliances, apparatus and tanks, other 
than tanks used exclusively for storage, including supporting 
foundations, footings and any other thing prescribed by the 
Minister that forms an integral part of an operational unit 
intended for or used in
	(i)	manufacturing,
	(ii)	processing,
	(iii)	the production or transmission by pipeline of natural 
resources or products or by-products of that production, 
but not including pipeline as defined in clause (i),
	(iv)	the excavation or transportation of coal or oil sands as 
defined in the Oil Sands Conservation Act,
	(v)	a telecommunications system, or
	(vi)	an electric power system, other than a micro-generation 
generating unit that is the subject of an order under 
section 3, 
		whether or not the materials, devices, fittings, installations, 
appliances, apparatus, tanks, foundations, footings or other 
things are affixed to land in such a manner that they would be 
transferred without special mention by a transfer or sale of 
the land;
	(h)	"operator", in respect of designated industrial property, 
means
	(i)	the licensee, as defined in the Pipeline Act, 
	(ii)	the licensee, as defined in the Oil and Gas Conservation 
Act, or 
	(iii)	the person who has applied in writing to and been 
approved by the Minister as the operator,
		or, where none of subclauses (i), (ii) or (iii) applies, the 
owner;
	(i)		"pipeline" means any continuous string of pipe, including 
loops, bypasses, cleanouts, distribution meters, distribution 
regulators, remote telemetry units, valves, fittings and 
improvements for the protection of pipelines used or intended 
for use in gathering, conveying, transporting, distributing or 
disposal of any substance or combination of substances, but 
does not include
	(i)	a pipe used or intended for use to convey water, other 
than in connection with
	(A)	a facility, scheme or other matter authorized under 
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act or the Oil Sands 
Conservation Act, or
	(B)	a coal processing plant or other matter authorized 
under the Coal Conservation Act,
	(ii)	a regulating or metering station or the inlet valve or 
outlet valve in any processing, refining, manufacturing, 
marketing, transmission line pumping, heating, treating, 
separating or storage facility or any installation, 
material, device, fitting, apparatus, appliance, 
machinery or equipment between those valves, 
	(iii)	a pipe, installation, material, device, fitting, apparatus, 
appliance, machinery or equipment between valves 
referred to in subclause (ii), or
	(iv)	land or buildings;
	(j)	"railway property" means 
	(i)	the continuous strip of land owned or occupied by a 
person as a right-of-way for trains leading from place to 
place in Alberta, but does not include
	(A)	land outside the right-of-way, or
	(B)	land used by the person for purposes other than the 
operation of trains, 
	(ii)	grading, ballasts or improvements located within or 
outside a right-of-way for trains and used in the 
operation of trains, and
	(iii)	the improvements that form part of a 
telecommunications system used or intended for use in 
the operation of trains,
		but does not include any part of an amusement railway, 
heritage railway or urban rail transit system as defined in the 
Railway (Alberta) Act;
	(k)	"street lighting systems" includes structures, installations, 
fittings and equipment used to supply light, but does not 
include land or buildings;
	(l)	"telecommunications systems" includes 
	(i)	a system used or intended to be used for the 
transmission, emission, reception, switching, 
compilation or transformation by cable distribution 
undertakings and telecommunication carriers that are 
subject to the regulatory authority of the Canadian 
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 
or any successor of the Commission, and 
	(ii)	the items listed in the Minister's guidelines under 
section 322(2) of the Act as components of a system 
referred to in subclause (i),
		but does not include a private system to which the public is 
not intended to have access, a radio communications system 
intended for direct reception by the public or any land or 
buildings;
	(m)	"well" includes
	(i) 	any pipe in a well that is used or intended for use in
	(A)	obtaining gas or oil, or both, or any other mineral,
	(B)	injecting or disposing of water, steam, salt water, 
glycol, gas or any other substance to an 
underground formation,
	(C)	supplying water for injection to an underground 
formation, or
	(D)	monitoring or observing performance of a pool, 
aquifer or an oil sands deposit,
	(ii)	well head installations or other improvements, with the 
exception of machinery and equipment, located at a well 
site used or intended for use for any of the purposes 
described in subclause (i) or for the protection of the 
well head installations, 
	(iii)	the land that forms the site of a well used for any of the 
purposes described in subclause (i) if it is by way of a 
lease, licence or permit,
	(iv)	a building at a well site that contains machinery and 
equipment related to the well.
(2)  Subsection (1)(a) to (e) do not apply in respect of section 360 of 
the Act.
(3)  Property is to be considered operational
	(a)	in the case of linear property referred to in section 291(2)(a) 
of the Act
	(i)	that is an electric power system, 
	(A)	on the date specified in the energization certificate 
issued by the Alberta Electric System Operator 
operating as the Independent System Operator 
under the Electric Utilities Act, 
	(B)	if there is no energization certificate, on the date, 
as determined by the assessor based on written 
information from the Alberta Electric System 
Operator operating as the Independent System 
Operator under the Electric Utilities Act, on which 
the system commences operating, or 
	(C)	if there is no energization certificate and the 
written information referred to in paragraph (B) is 
unavailable, on the date, as determined by the 
assessor based on written information from the 
operator of the system, on which the system 
commences operating,
	(ii)	that is a pipeline,
	(A)	on the date on which the pipeline is placed in 
service, as confirmed in writing by the Alberta 
Energy Regulator,
	(B)	if confirmation of the date referred to in paragraph 
(A) is unavailable from the Alberta Energy 
Regulator, on the date on which, according to 
written information from the National Energy 
Board, leave to open the pipeline is granted under 
the National Energy Board Act (Canada), or
	(C)	if confirmation of the date referred to in paragraph 
(A) is unavailable from the Alberta Energy 
Regulator and the written information referred to 
in paragraph (B) is unavailable, on the date, as 
determined by the assessor based on written 
information from the operator of the pipeline, on 
which the pipeline commences operating,
	(iii)	that is a telecommunications system, on the date, as 
determined by the assessor based on written information 
from the operator of the system, on which the system 
commences operating,
	or
	(iv)	that is a well,
	(A)	on the finished drilling date for the well, according 
to the records of the Alberta Energy Regulator as 
confirmed in writing by the Regulator, or
	(B)	if confirmation of the finished drilling date 
referred to in paragraph (A) is unavailable from the 
Alberta Energy Regulator, on the finished drilling 
date for the well, as determined by the assessor 
based on written information from the operator of 
the well,
	(b)	in the case of machinery and equipment that
	(i)	is a new improvement referred to in section 291(2)(b) or 
(d) of the Act, or
	(ii)	 is referred to in section 314 of the Act, 
		on the date, as determined by the assessor based on written 
information from the operator, on which the machinery or 
equipment commences operating,
	(c)	in the case of a new designated industrial property 
improvement referred to in section 291(2)(c) or (e) of the Act 
that is designated as a major plant in the Alberta Machinery 
and Equipment Assessment Minister's Guidelines, on the 
date, as determined by the assessor based on written 
information from the operator, on which the major plant 
commences operating, or
	(d)	in the case of new designated industrial property referred to 
in section 314.1 of the Act, other than linear property referred 
to in clause (a), on the date, as determined by the assessor 
based on written information from the operator, on which the 
designated industrial property commences operating.
Deeming order
3   The Minister may, by order, direct that a system referred to in 
section 2(1)(b)(i) or a micro-generation generating unit referred to in 
section 2(1)(b)(ii) that is specified in the order is an electric power 
system for the purposes of the Act.
Application
4(1)  This Regulation applies in respect of every municipality except 
the City of Lloydminster.
(2)  Except to the extent that section 39(2) or (4) provides otherwise, 
on and after the coming into force of this Regulation the Matters 
Relating to Assessment and Taxation Regulation (AR 220/2004) does 
not apply in respect of any municipality except the City of 
Lloydminster.
Part 1 
Standards of Assessment
Mass appraisal
5   An assessment of property based on market value
	(a)	must be prepared using mass appraisal,
	(b)	must be an estimate of the value of the fee simple estate in 
the property, and
	(c)	must reflect typical market conditions for properties similar 
to that property.
Valuation date
6   Any assessment prepared in accordance with the Act must be an 
estimate of the value of a property on July 1 of the assessment year.
Valuation standard for a parcel of land
7(1)  The valuation standard for a parcel of land is
	(a)	market value, or
	(b)	if the parcel is used for farming operations, agricultural use 
value.
(2)  In preparing an assessment for a parcel of land based on 
agricultural use value, the assessor must follow the procedures set out 
in the Alberta Farm Land Assessment Minister's Guidelines.
(3)  Despite subsection (1)(b), the valuation standard for the following 
property is market value:
	(a)	a parcel of land containing less than one acre;
	(b)	a parcel of land containing at least one acre but not more than 
3 acres that is used but not necessarily occupied for 
residential purposes or can be serviced by using water and 
sewer distribution lines located in land that is adjacent to the 
parcel;
	(c)	an area of 3 acres located within a larger parcel of land where 
any part of the larger parcel is used but not necessarily 
occupied for residential purposes;
	(d)	an area of 3 acres that
	(i)	is located within a parcel of land, and
	(ii)	can be serviced by using water and sewer distribution 
lines located in land that is adjacent to the parcel;
	(e)	any area that
	(i)	is located within a parcel of land,
	(ii)	is used for commercial or industrial purposes, and
	(iii)	cannot be serviced by using water and sewer 
distribution lines located in land that is adjacent to the 
parcel;
	(f)	an area of 3 acres or more that
	(i)	is located within a parcel of land,
	(ii)	is used for commercial or industrial purposes, and
	(iii)	can be serviced by using water and sewer distribution 
lines located in land that is adjacent to the parcel.
(4)  An area referred to in subsection (3)(c), (d), (e) or (f) must be 
assessed as if it is a parcel of land.
(5)  The valuation standard for strata space, as defined in section 86 of 
the Land Titles Act, is market value.
Valuation standard for improvements
8(1)  The valuation standard for improvements is
	(a)	the valuation standard set out in section 10, 11, 12 or 13, for 
the improvements to which those sections apply, or
	(b)	for other improvements, market value.
(2)  For the purposes of section 298(1)(y) of the Act, an assessment 
must be prepared for any farm building located in a city, town, village 
or summer village.
(3)  In preparing an assessment for a farm building, the assessor must 
determine its value based on its use for farming operations.
Valuation standard for a parcel and improvements
9(1)  When an assessor is preparing an assessment for a parcel of land 
and the improvements to it, the valuation standard for the land and 
improvements is market value unless subsection (2) or (3) applies.
(2)  If the parcel of land is located in a city, town, village or summer 
village, is used for farming operations and has a farm building located 
on it, the valuation standard in section 7(1)(b) applies to the land and 
the applicable exemption under section 30(f) applies to the farm 
building.
(3)  If the parcel of land is located in a county, municipal district, 
improvement district or special area, is used for farming operations and 
has a farm building located on it, the valuation standard in section 
7(1)(b) applies to the land and section 8(2) applies in respect of the 
farm building.
(4)  If the improvement is railway property, linear property or 
machinery and equipment, the valuation standard is as set out in 
section 10, 11, 12 or 13, as the case may be.
Valuation standard for railway property
10(1)  The valuation standard for railway property is that calculated in 
accordance with the procedures set out in the Alberta Railway Property 
Assessment Minister's Guidelines.
(2)  In preparing an assessment for railway property, the assessor must 
follow the procedures referred to in subsection (1).
Valuation standard for linear property other than railway property
11(1)  The valuation standard for linear property other than railway 
property is that calculated in accordance with the procedures set out in 
the Alberta Linear Property Assessment Minister's Guidelines.
(2)  In preparing an assessment for linear property, the assessor must 
follow the applicable procedures referred to in subsection (1).
(3)  For the purposes of section 298(1)(z) of the Act, an assessment 
must be prepared for machinery and equipment that is part of linear 
property as described in section 284(1)(k) of the Act, and the 
assessment must reflect 100% of its value.
Valuation standard for machinery and equipment
12(1)  The valuation standard for machinery and equipment is that 
calculated in accordance with the applicable procedures set out in the 
Alberta Machinery and Equipment Assessment Minister's Guidelines.
(2)  In preparing an assessment for machinery and equipment, the 
assessor must follow the applicable procedures referred to in 
subsection (1).
(3)  For the purposes of section 298(1)(z) of the Act, an assessment 
must be prepared for machinery and equipment that is not part of linear 
property as described in section 284(1)(k) of the Act, and the 
assessment must reflect 77% of its value.
Valuation standard for designated industrial property  
- land and buildings
13(1)  The valuation standard for land and buildings that are part of 
any designated industrial property referred to in section 
284(1)(f.01)(iv) or (v) of the Act is that calculated in accordance with 
the applicable procedures set out in the Alberta Machinery and 
Equipment Assessment Minister's Guidelines.
(2)  In preparing an assessment for facilities, land, improvements and 
other property referred to in subsection (1), the assessor must follow 
the applicable procedures referred to in subsection (1).
Quality standards
14(1)  In this section, "property" does not include regulated property.
(2)  In preparing an assessment for property, the assessor must have 
regard to the quality standards required by subsection (3) and must 
follow the procedures set out in the Alberta Assessment Quality 
Minister's Guidelines.
(3)  For any stratum of the property type described in the following 
table, the quality standards set out in the table must be met in the 
preparation of assessments:
Property Type 
 

Median 
Assessment 
Ratio
Coefficient of 
Dispersion
Property containing 
1, 2 or 3 dwelling 
units
0.950 - 1.050
0 - 15.0
All other property
0.950 - 1.050
0 - 20.0
(4)  The assessor must, in accordance with the procedures set out in the 
Alberta Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines, declare annually 
that the requirements for assessments have been met.
When permitted use differs from actual use
15   When a property is used for farming operations or residential 
purposes and an action is taken under Part 17 of the Act that has the 
effect of permitting or prescribing for that property some other use, the 
assessor must determine its value
	(a)	in accordance with its residential use, for that part of the 
property that is occupied by the owner or the purchaser, or 
the spouse or adult interdependent partner or dependant of 
the owner or purchaser, and is used exclusively for 
residential purposes, or
	(b)	based on agricultural use value, if the property is used for 
farming operations, unless section 7(3) applies.
Part 2 
Recording and Reporting  
Property Information
Duty to record information
16   The assessor must, in accordance with the procedures set out in 
the Alberta Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines, maintain as a 
record information about each property that is required for the 
preparation of the assessment roll in respect of those properties.
Duty to provide information to the Minister
17(1)  The assessor must provide the information required by the 
Minister under section 293(3) of the Act in accordance with the 
procedures set out in the Alberta Assessment Quality Minister's 
Guidelines.
(2)  The assessor must prepare and provide the return referred to in 
section 319 of the Act to the Minister in accordance with the 
procedures set out in the Alberta Assessment Quality Minister's 
Guidelines.
Corrections or changes
18   For the purposes of section 305.1 of the Act, corrections or 
changes to an assessment roll must be reported by the assessor in 
accordance with the procedures set out in the Alberta Assessment 
Quality Minister's Guidelines.
Part 3 
Equalized Assessment
Information provided by municipality under section 319(1) of Act
19(1)  On receiving information from a municipality pursuant to 
section 319(1) of the Act, the Minister must assess the information and 
determine if the information is acceptable.
(2)  The information provided pursuant to section 319(1) of the Act 
must include information to determine assessment levels.
(3)  If the Minister determines that the information is acceptable, the 
Minister may use and rely on the information when preparing the 
equalized assessment for the municipality.
(4)  If the Minister determines that the information is not acceptable, 
the Minister must prepare the equalized assessment using whatever 
information the Minister considers appropriate.
Preparation of equalized assessment
20(1)  In preparing the equalized assessment for a municipality,
	(a)	the assessments for regulated property that have been valued 
in accordance with this Regulation require no adjustment, 
and
	(b)	the assessments for property other than regulated property 
must be adjusted to reflect an assessment level of 1.000 using 
the assessment levels determined by the Minister.
(2)  The total equalized assessment for residential property is 
calculated in accordance with the following formula:
	Assessments for		               1                
	residential	x	assessment level for 
	property		residential property
(3)  The total equalized assessment for non-residential property other 
than regulated property is calculated in accordance with the following 
formula:
	Assessments for		               1                
	residential	x	assessment level for 
	property		non-residential property
Limit on increases in equalized assessments
21   Pursuant to section 325 of the Act, the Minister may, by order, 
limit the amount by which equalized assessments for any class of 
property listed in section 297 of the Act may increase from one year to 
the next.
Part 4 
Assessment Audits
Assessment audits
22(1)  The Minister may, from time to time,
	(a)	require annual or detailed audits of assessments, or both, to 
be performed, and
	(b)	appoint one or more auditors for the purpose of carrying out 
those audits.
(2)  An auditor
	(a)	may require the attendance of any officer of a municipality or 
any other person whose presence the auditor considers 
necessary during the course of an audit, and
	(b)	has the same powers, privileges and immunities as a 
commissioner under the Public Inquiries Act.
(3)  When required to do so by an auditor, the chief administrative 
officer of a municipality must produce for examination and inspection 
all books and records of the municipality.
(4)  When required to do so by an auditor, an assessor must, in 
accordance with the procedures set out in the Alberta Assessment 
Quality Minister's Guidelines, provide the auditor with any 
assessment-related information in the assessor's custody and control.
(5)  Audits under this section must be carried out in accordance with 
the procedures set out in the Alberta Assessment Quality Minister's 
Guidelines.
Part 5 
Property Tax Exemption for Residences 
and Farm Buildings
Definitions
23   In this Part,
	(a)	"farm unit" means any number of parcels of land or parts of 
parcels, or both, that are
	(i)	owned by a farm unit operator,
	(ii)	held by that farm unit operator under a lease, licence or 
permit from the Crown or a municipality, or
	(iii)	occupied by that farm unit operator with the consent of 
a person holding the parcels under a lease, licence or 
permit from the Crown or a municipality
		on December 31 of the year preceding the year in which the 
exemption in section 24(a) or (b) or 30(f) applies;
	(b)	"farm unit operator" means
	(i)	the person who is registered under the Land Titles Act as 
the owner of the fee simple estate in a farm unit, or the 
spouse or adult interdependent partner of that person,
	(ii)	a person who holds a farm unit under a lease, licence or 
permit from the Crown or a municipality, or a person 
who occupies the farm unit with the consent of that 
holder, and
	(iii)	a person who is purchasing a farm unit from the person 
referred to in subclause (i).
Exemptions from property tax
24   The following are exempt from taxation under Division 2 of Part 
10 of the Act:
	(a)	one residence in a farm unit, if the residence is
	(i)	situated in a county, municipal district, improvement 
district or special area, and
	(ii)	situated on a parcel of not less than one acre,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit, to a maximum of 
$61 540;
	(b)	each additional residence in the farm unit, if the residence is
	(i)	situated in a county, municipal district, improvement 
district or special area, and
	(ii)	used chiefly in connection with farming operations,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit that remains after the 
exemption is made under clause (a), to a maximum of 
$30 770 for each additional residence.
Exemptions - Strathcona County
25   The following are exempt from taxation under Division 2 of Part 
10 of the Act:
	(a)	one residence in a farm unit, if the residence is
	(i)	situated in the rural service area of the specialized 
municipality of Strathcona County, and
	(ii)	situated on a parcel of not less than one acre,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit, to a maximum of 
$61 540;
	(b)	each additional residence in the farm unit, if the residence is 
	(i)	situated in the rural service area of the specialized 
municipality of Strathcona County, and
	(ii)	used chiefly in connection with farming operations,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit that remains after the 
exemption is made under clause (a), to a maximum of 
$30 770 for each additional residence.
Exemptions - Wood Buffalo
26   The following are exempt from taxation under Division 2 of Part 
10 of the Act:
	(a)	one residence in a farm unit, if the residence is 
	(i)	situated in the rural service area of the specialized 
municipality of the Regional Municipality of Wood 
Buffalo, and
	(ii)	situated on a parcel of not less than one acre,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit, to a maximum of 
$61 540; 
	(b)	each additional residence in the farm unit, if the residence is 
	(i)	situated in the rural service area of the specialized 
municipality of the Regional Municipality of Wood 
Buffalo, and 
	(ii)	used chiefly in connection with farming operations,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit that remains after the 
exemption is made under clause (a), to a maximum of 
$30 770 for each additional residence.
Exemptions - Mackenzie County
27   The following are exempt from taxation under Division 2 of Part 
10 of the Act:
	(a)	one residence in a farm unit, if the residence is 
	(i)	situated in the specialized municipality of Mackenzie 
County, and
	(ii)	situated on a parcel of not less than one acre of land,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit, to a maximum of 
$61 540;
	(b)	each additional residence in the farm unit, if the residence is 
	(i)	situated in the specialized municipality of Mackenzie 
County, and
	(ii)	used chiefly in connection with farming operations,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit that remains after the 
exemption is made under clause (a), to a maximum of 
$30 770 for each additional residence.
Exemptions - Jasper
28   The following are exempt from taxation under Division 2 of Part 
10 of the Act:
	(a)	one residence in a farm unit, if the residence is 
	(i)	situated outside of the town of the specialized 
municipality of the Municipality of Jasper, and
	(ii)	situated on a parcel of not less than one acre,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit, to a maximum of 
$61 540;
	(b)	each additional residence in the farm unit, if the residence is 
	(i)	situated outside of the town of the specialized 
municipality of the Municipality of Jasper, and
	(ii)	used chiefly in connection with farming operations,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit that remains after the 
exemption is made under clause (a), to a maximum of 
$30 770 for each additional residence.
Exemptions - Lac La Biche County
29   The following are exempt from taxation under Division 2 of Part 
10 of the Act:
	(a)	one residence in a farm unit, if the residence is 
	(i)	situated in the rural service area of the specialized 
municipality of Lac La Biche County, and
	(ii)	situated on a parcel of not less than one acre,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit, to a maximum of 
$61 540; 
	(b)	each additional residence in the farm unit, if the residence is 
	(i)	situated in the rural service area of the specialized 
municipality of Lac La Biche County, and 
	(ii)	used chiefly in connection with farming operations,
		to the extent of the assessment, based on agricultural use 
value, for the land in the farm unit that remains after the 
exemption is made under clause (a), to a maximum of 
$30 770 for each additional residence.
Exemptions - farm buildings
30   The following are exempt from taxation under Division 2 of Part 
10 of the Act:
	(a)	any farm building located in the specialized municipality of 
Mackenzie County;
	(b)	any farm building in the urban service area of the specialized 
municipality of Strathcona County, to the extent of 
	(i)	60% of its assessment for the 2018 taxation year, 
	(ii)	70% of its assessment for the 2019 taxation year,
	(iii)	80% of its assessment for the 2020 taxation year,
	(iv)	90% of its assessment for the 2021 taxation year, and
	(v)	100% of its assessment for the 2022 taxation year and 
all subsequent taxation years;
	(c)	any farm building in the urban service area of the specialized 
municipality of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, 
to the extent of
	(i)	60% of its assessment for the 2018 taxation year, 
	(ii)	70% of its assessment for the 2019 taxation year,
	(iii)	80% of its assessment for the 2020 taxation year,
	(iv)	90% of its assessment for the 2021 taxation year, and
	(v)	100% of its assessment for the 2022 taxation year and 
all subsequent taxation years;
	(d)	any farm building in the town of the specialized municipality 
of the Municipality of Jasper, to the extent of
	(i)	60% of its assessment for the 2018 taxation year, 
	(ii)	70% of its assessment for the 2019 taxation year,
	(iii)	80% of its assessment for the 2020 taxation year,
	(iv)	90% of its assessment for the 2021 taxation year, and
	(v)	100% of its assessment for the 2022 taxation year and 
all subsequent taxation years;
	(e)	any farm building in the urban service area of the specialized 
municipality of Lac La Biche County, to the extent of
	(i)	60% of its assessment for the 2018 taxation year, 
	(ii)	70% of its assessment for the 2019 taxation year,
	(iii)	80% of its assessment for the 2020 taxation year,
	(iv)	90% of its assessment for the 2021 taxation year, and
	(v)	100% of its assessment for the 2022 taxation year and 
all subsequent taxation years;
	(f)	any farm building in a city, town, village or summer village, 
to the extent of
	(i)	60% of its assessment for the 2018 taxation year, 
	(ii)	70% of its assessment for the 2019 taxation year,
	(iii)	80% of its assessment for the 2020 taxation year,
	(iv)	90% of its assessment for the 2021 taxation year, and
	(v)	100% of its assessment for the 2022 taxation year and 
all subsequent taxation years.
Part 6 
Assessments and  
Assessment Information
Definitions
31   In this Part,
	(a)	"coefficient" means a number that represents the quantified 
relationship of each variable to the assessed value of a 
property when derived through a mass appraisal process;
	(b)	"factor" means a property characteristic that contributes to a 
value of a property;
	(c)	"valuation model" means the representation of the 
relationship between property characteristics and their value 
in the real estate marketplace using a mass appraisal process;
	(d)	"variable" means a quantitative or qualitative representation 
of a property characteristic used in a valuation model.
Assessment record
32   For the purposes of sections 299 and 299.1 of the Act, the 
assessment of a person's property is limited to the assessment for the 
current taxation year.
Prescribed assessment information
33(1)  The following information is prescribed as the information that 
a municipality, on receiving a request under section 299(1) of the Act, 
must let an assessed person see or receive in respect of an assessment 
of that person's property, if the information is in the municipal 
assessor's possession at the time of the request:
	(a)	all documents, records and other information in respect of 
that property;
	(b)	descriptors and codes for variables used in the valuation 
model that was applied to the property;
	(c)	where there is a range of descriptors or codes for a variable, 
the range and what descriptor and code was applied to the 
property;
	(d)	any adjustments that were made outside the value of the 
variables used in the valuation model that affected the 
assessment of the property.
(2)  The following information is prescribed as the information that the 
provincial assessor, on receiving a request under section 299.1(1) of 
the Act, must let an assessed person see or receive in respect of an 
assessment of that person's designated industrial property, if the 
information is in the provincial assessor's possession at the time of the 
request:
	(a)	all documents, records and other information in respect of 
that designated industrial property;
	(b)	descriptors and codes for variables used in the valuation 
model that was applied to the designated industrial property;
	(c)	where there is a range of descriptors or codes for a variable, 
the range and what descriptor and code was applied to the 
designated industrial property;
	(d)	any adjustments that were made outside the value of the 
variables used in the valuation model that affected the 
assessment of the designated industrial property.
(3)  Information prescribed in subsection (1) or (2) does not include 
coefficients.
Form and time for providing prescribed assessment information
34(1)  Subject to subsection (4), a municipality or the provincial 
assessor must provide the information prescribed in section 33(1) or 
(2) to the assessed person in one of the following manners:
	(a)	in hard-copy form with the assessment notice for the 
property;
	(b)	in hard-copy form without the assessment notice for the 
property;
	(c)	through an internet website that is readily accessible to the 
assessed person.
(2)  The municipality or the provincial assessor must provide the 
summary of the assessment to the assessed person within 15 days of 
receiving the request under section 299 or 299.1 of the Act, as the case 
may be. 
(3)  Provision of the prescribed information in a manner set out in 
subsection (1)(a) or (c) is deemed to have met the requirements of 
subsection (2). 
(4)  If a municipality or the provincial assessor does not provide the 
prescribed information in a manner set out in subsection (1), the 
municipality or provincial assessor must make reasonable 
arrangements to let the assessed person see the information at the 
municipality's or provincial assessor's office within 15 days of the 
request.
Access to summary of assessment
35(1)  Subject to subsection (4), on request of an assessed person 
under section 300 of the Act the municipality must, and on request of 
an assessed person under section 300.1 of the Act the provincial 
assessor must, provide the assessed person with a summary of the 
assessment in one of the following manners:
	(a)	in hard-copy form with the assessment notice for the 
property;
	(b)	in hard-copy form without the assessment notice for the 
property;
	(c)	through an internet website that is readily accessible to the 
assessed person.  
(2)  The municipality or the provincial assessor must provide the 
prescribed information to the assessed person within 15 days of 
receiving the request under section 300 or 300.1 of the Act, as the case 
may be
(3)  Provision of a summary of the assessment for an assessed property 
in a manner set out in subsection (1)(a) or (c) is deemed to have met 
the requirements of subsection (2). 
(4)  If a municipality or the provincial assessor does not provide a 
summary of the assessment for an assessed property in a manner set 
out in subsection (1), the municipality or provincial assessor must 
make reasonable arrangements to let the assessed person see the 
summary at the municipality's or provincial assessor's office within 15 
days of the request.
(5)  The 15-day period referred to in subsection (2) applies only in 
respect of a summary of the assessment for the first 5 assessed 
properties requested by an assessed person in any given year.
Compliance review
36(1)  In this section, "compliance review" means a review by the 
Minister to determine if a municipality has complied with an 
information request under section 299 or 300 of the Act and this Part.
(2)  An assessed person may make a request to the Minister, in the 
form and manner required by the Minister, for a compliance review if 
the assessed person believes that a municipality has failed to comply 
with that person's request under section 299 or 300 of the Act.
(3)  A request for a compliance review must be made within 45 days of 
the assessed person's request under section 299 or 300 of the Act.
(4)  If, after a compliance review, the Minister determines that a 
municipality has failed to comply with a request under section 299 or 
300 of the Act, the Minister may impose a penalty for non-compliance 
against the municipality in accordance with the Schedule.
Contents of assessment notice
37   In addition to the information described in section 309 of the Act, 
the following information must be contained on or attached to an 
assessment notice or an amended assessment notice:
	(a)	a statement specifying where copies of the complaint form 
and the assessment complaints agent authorization form set 
out in Schedules 1 and 4, respectively, of the Matters 
Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation may be 
found;
	(b)	a statement
	(i)	indicating that an assessed person is entitled to see or 
receive sufficient information about the person's 
property in accordance with section 299 or 299.1 of the 
Act or both, or a summary of an assessment in 
accordance with section 300 or 300.1 of the Act or both, 
and
	(ii)	specifying the procedures and timelines to be followed 
by an assessed person to request the information or 
summary.
Supplementary assessments
38  No supplementary assessment is to be prepared under section 
314.1 of the Act unless the municipality has passed a supplementary 
assessment bylaw under section 313 of the Act.
Part 7 
Transitional Provisions and  
Coming into Force
Transitional provisions
39(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"assessment" includes a reassessment;
	(b)	"former regulation" means the Matters Relating to 
Assessment and Taxation Regulation (AR 220/2004).
(2)  Part 5.1 of the former regulation applies to information respecting 
assessments prepared in respect of the 2010 to 2018 taxation years and 
Part 6 of this Regulation applies to information respecting assessments 
prepared in respect of the 2019 and subsequent taxation years. 
(3)  Despite subsection (2), for the purposes of section 30(b)(i), (c)(i), 
(d)(i), (e)(i) and (f)(i), Part 6 of this Regulation applies to information 
with respect to assessments prepared in respect of the 2018 taxation 
year.
(4)  The former regulation applies, and this Regulation does not apply, 
to assessments of designated industrial property prepared by the 
provincial assessor in respect of the 2018 taxation year.
Coming into force
40   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2018.
Schedule 
 
Penalty for Non-Compliance
Action
Penalties*
Non-compliance with section 299 (the 
assessed person's property).
Up to $100 per day after the 15-day period 
for providing the information, to a 
maximum of $2500.
Non-compliance with section 
300 (properties other than the 
assessed person's property):
(a)  for similar classes of property having 
comparable characteristics to the assessed 
person's property (relevant information);
Up to $100 per day after the 15-day period 
for providing the information, to a 
maximum of $2500.
(b)  for dissimilar classes of property or 
property having non-comparable 
characteristics to the assessed person's 
property (non-relevant information).
$0.
* Penalties are not applicable for multiple requests for information on the same 
property by the same assessed person during the same taxation year.



Alberta Regulation 204/2017
Municipal Government Act
CROWN LAND AREA DESIGNATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 26, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Environment and Parks 
(M.O. 21/2017) on October 10, 2017 pursuant to section 618(3) of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
1   The Crown Land Area Designation Regulation 
(AR 239/2003) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 3 is repealed.


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Alberta Regulation 205/2017
Gas Resources Preservation Act
APPROVAL OF SHORT-TERM PERMITS REGULATION
Filed: October 30, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 105/2017) on October 
9, 2017 pursuant to section 6(4) of the Gas Resources Preservation Act. 
Ministerial approval
1   The Minister's approval under section 6 of the Act is not required 
in respect of an application for a permit or an amendment of a permit 
authorizing the removal of gas, unless the gas is a mixture mainly of 
ethane.
Repeal
2   The Approval of Short-term Permits Regulation (AR 334/2002) is 
repealed.



Alberta Regulation 206/2017
New Home Buyer Protection Act
NEW HOME BUYER PROTECTION 
(GENERAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 31, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 368/2017) 
on October 31, 2017 pursuant to section 28 of the New Home Buyer Protection Act. 
1   The New Home Buyer Protection (General) Regulation 
(AR 211/2013) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by adding the following after 
clause (b):


	(b.1)	"developer licence" means a licence under section 8.01;
	(b.2)	"general contractor licence" means a licence under 
section 8.02;
	(b.3)	"licence" means a developer licence or a general 
contractor licence;
 	(b.4)	"licensed developer" means a person who holds a valid 
and subsisting developer licence;
	(b.5)	"licensed general contractor" means a person who holds 
a valid and subsisting general contractor licence;
	(b.6)	"operator's licence" has the same meaning as in section 
1(1)(bb) of the Traffic Safety Act;
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (1.1):
(1.2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, a corporation is 
affiliated with another corporation if the corporations would be 
considered affiliated companies under the Companies' Creditors 
Arrangement Act (Canada).
	(c)	by adding the following after subsection (7):
(7.1)  For the purposes of section 1(1)(dd) of the statute and for 
the purposes of this Regulation, 
	(a)	a reference to arranging for the construction or 
reconstruction of a new home means hiring another 
person to engage in or manage the construction or 
reconstruction, 
	(b)	a reference to managing the construction or 
reconstruction of a new home means controlling, 
supervising or leading the construction or reconstruction 
of a new home and includes oversight of the building 
site, procurement of materials and the hiring, direction, 
scheduling and payment of tradespersons and other 
labourers, and 
	(c)	"residential builder" does not include a qualified person 
whose involvement in the construction or reconstruction 
of a new home is limited to working within the scope of 
the qualified person's profession.
	(d)	by adding the following after subsection (9):
(9.1)  For the purposes of section 4.1(3), 15 and 26 of the statute 
and for the purposes of this Regulation, 
	(a)	a reference to a director of a corporation means a person 
occupying the position of a director, by whatever name 
called, and includes a shareholder that 
	(i)	owns 25% or more of issued shares in the 
corporation, or
	(ii)	pursuant to a unanimous shareholders agreement, 
manages or supervises, whether alone or with 
others, the business and affairs of the corporation, 
			and
	(b)	a reference to an officer of a corporation
	(i)	in respect of a corporation applying for a developer 
licence, includes an employee of the corporation 
who arranges for the construction of a new home 
and anyone holding a supervisory position in 
respect of that employee, or
	(ii)	in respect of a corporation applying for a general 
contractor licence, includes an employee of the 
corporation who engages in or manages the 
construction of a new home and anyone holding a 
supervisory position in respect of that employee.

3   The following is added after section 8:
Licences
Developer licence
8.01(1)  Subject to the terms and conditions of the licence, a developer 
licence authorizes the holder to
	(a)	arrange for the construction or reconstruction of a new home 
on land owned by the licence holder or by an individual on 
whose behalf the new home is to be constructed or 
reconstructed, 
	(b) 	engage in, arrange for or manage the construction or 
reconstruction of a new home in circumstances in which the 
building code requires the involvement of a qualified person, 
or
	(c)	employ persons to engage in or manage construction or 
reconstruction referred to in clause (b).
(2)  Subject to the Act and the terms and conditions of the licence, a 
licensed developer may sell or agree to sell new homes directly or 
indirectly to any person.
General contractor licence
8.02(1)  Subject to the terms and conditions of the licence, a general 
contractor licence authorizes the holder to 
	(a)	engage in or manage the construction or reconstruction of a 
new home in circumstances in which the building code does 
not require the involvement of a qualified person, 
	(b)	engage in construction or reconstruction where hired to do so 
by a licensed developer in circumstances in which the 
building code requires the involvement of a qualified person, 
or
	(c)	employ persons to do anything described in clause (a) or to 
engage in construction or reconstruction that the licence 
holder is hired by a licensed developer to do under clause (b).
(2)  Subject to the Act and the terms and conditions of the licence, a 
general contractor may sell or agree to sell new homes directly or 
indirectly to any person.
Prescribed qualifications and conditions 
8.03   For the purposes of section 4.1(1)(a) of the Act, the following 
are prescribed qualifications and conditions for a licence:
	(a)	that the licence holder is at least 18 years of age;
	(b)	that the licence holder is legally authorized to work in 
Canada;
	(c)	where the licence holder is a corporation, that the corporation 
is registered in Alberta.
Ineligibility for licence - conviction for  
offence under other Act
8.04  The following offences under other Acts are prescribed for the 
purposes of section 4.5(1)(c) of the statute: 
	(a)	an offence under any provision of the Condominium Property 
Act;
	(b)	an offence under any provision of the Fair Trading Act;
	(c)	an offence under any provision of the Occupational Health 
and Safety Act;
	(d)	an offence under any provision of the Safety Codes Act;
	(e)	an offence under any provision of the Workers' 
Compensation Act;
	(f)		an offence involving fraud, deceit or breach of trust under 
any provision of an enactment of Canada or Alberta or 
another province;
	(g)	an offence under any provision of a similar enactment of 
another province or country.
Ineligibility for licence - non-compliance with 
order or direction under other Act
8.05   The following orders and directions under other Acts are 
prescribed for the purposes of section 4.5(1)(f) of the statute: 
	(a)	an order or direction under any provision of the 
Condominium Property Act;
	(b)	an order or direction under any provision of the Fair Trading 
Act;
	(c)	an order or direction under any provision of the Occupational 
Health and Safety Act;
	(d)	an order or direction under any provision of the Safety Codes 
Act; 
	(e)	an order or direction under any provision of the Workers' 
Compensation Act;
	(f)	an order or direction under any provision of a similar 
enactment of another province or country.
Ineligibility for licence - unpaid administrative  
penalty under other Act
8.06   The following Acts are prescribed Acts for the purposes of 
section 4.5(1)(g) of the statute:
	(a)	the Condominium Property Act;
	(b)	the Fair Trading Act;
	(c)	the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
	(d)	the Safety Codes Act;
	(e)	the Workers' Compensation Act;
	(f)	any similar enactment of another province or country.
Application for licence or renewal
8.07(1)  An application for a licence or the renewal of a licence 
	(a)	must include all the information referred to in section 11(1), 
	(b)	where the applicant is an individual, must include a true copy 
of the applicant's operator's licence or another form of 
identification that is issued by the government of Canada or a 
province, is satisfactory to the Registrar and shows the 
applicant's date of birth,
	(c)	where the applicant is a corporation, must include 
	(i)	proof of corporate registration in Alberta,
	(ii)	a list of all affiliated corporations,
	(iii)	the information referred to in section 11(1)(a) to (f) for 
every director and officer of the corporation,
	(iv)	identification for every director and officer of the 
corporation in a form that is satisfactory to the 
Registrar, is issued by the government of Canada or a 
province and shows the director's or officer's date of 
birth, 
	(v)	a list of all shareholders that hold 25% or more of issued 
shares in the corporation,
	(d)	must be made in the form and manner required by the 
Registrar, and
	(e)	must be accompanied by the licence fee required under the 
New Home Buyer Protection (Ministerial) Regulation 
(AR 220/2013).
(2)  The Registrar may require an applicant to provide any further 
information that the Registrar considers necessary for any of the 
following purposes:
	(a) 	determining whether to grant a licence or the renewal of a 
licence;
	(b)	determining what terms and conditions to impose under 
section 4.3 of the Act; 
	(c) 	auditing compliance with the Act and the terms and 
conditions of the licence; 
	(d)	enforcing the Act.
(3)  A licence holder must ensure all information provided under this 
section is accurate and must inform the Registrar as soon as is 
reasonably possible of any change in that information.
(4)  An application to renew a licence must be made at least 14 days 
before the day the licence expires. 
(5)  The Registrar may require applications for licences and licence 
renewals to be submitted online.
Suspension
8.08(1)  Where a licence is suspended, the Registrar may, on any 
terms and conditions the Registrar considers appropriate, authorize the 
licence holder to continue to engage in, arrange for or manage the 
construction or reconstruction of any new home that the licence holder 
agreed to build and for which the licence holder obtained a permit 
under the Safety Codes Act before the licence was suspended.
(2)  An authorization under subsection (1) ceases to apply  if the 
licence expires or the Registrar cancels the licence.
Advertising
8.09   A residential builder that holds a licence may advertise that fact, 
but must specify in the advertisement whether the residential builder 
holds a developer licence, a general contractor licence or both.
Owner Builder Authorizations
Criteria to be met
8.1   For the purposes of section 5(b) of the statute, the prescribed 
criteria that an individual must meet to obtain an authorization are as 
follows:
	(a)	that the individual must intend to personally reside in the new 
home as the applicant's primary residence for at least 10 
years;
	(b)	that the individual must be registered under the Land Titles 
Act
	(i)	as the sole owner,
	(ii)	as a joint tenant, or
	(iii)	as a tenant in common with at least a one half interest
		of an estate in fee simple in the land upon which the new 
home is to be constructed;
	(c)	in the case of a joint tenant referred to in clause (b)(ii) or a 
tenant in common referred to in clause (b)(iii), that all other 
registered owners must all be individuals;
	(d)	that the individual must intend to personally engage in, 
arrange for or manage all or substantially all of the 
construction of the new home;
	(e)	that the individual has not made a false or misleading 
statement in a previous application for an authorization;
	(f)	that the individual has not contravened the Act;
	(g)	that the individual has not been issued an authorization for at 
least 3 years since the date of the individual's first occupancy 
of a new home for which the individual was issued the most 
recent previous authorization;
	(h)	that the individual has not been ordinarily resident in a new 
home for which another individual was issued an 
authorization in the previous 3 years.
Owner builder authorizations
8.2(1)  An applicant for an authorization must provide information, 
including but not limited to the following, in a form and manner 
acceptable to the Registrar:
	(a)	the civic address and legal description of the land where the 
new home will be built;
	(b)	the applicant's address for service;
	(c)	a description of the applicant's registered interest in the land 
on which the new home will be built;
	(d)	a true copy of the applicant's operator's licence or another 
form of identification that is issued by the government of 
Canada or a province, is satisfactory to the Registrar and 
shows the applicant's date of birth;
	(e)	the names and birthdates of the adults who intend to be 
normally resident in the new home; 
	(f)	a list of the names, trades and contact information for all the 
subcontractors that the applicant intends to be involved in 
building the new home.
(2)  The applicant must also provide a statutory declaration in a form 
and manner acceptable to the Registrar and signed by the applicant 
acknowledging or confirming that
	(a)	the applicant meets the criteria listed in section 8.1,
	(b)	the applicant intends to personally engage in, arrange for or 
manage all of the new construction of the new home, 
	(c)	the applicant intends to personally occupy the new home as 
the applicant's primary residence for at least 10 years, 
	(d)	the applicant understands the conditions under the Act 
applicable to authorizations and, in particular, the applicant's 
potential obligations under section 4 of the statute,
	(e)	the applicant is required to and will update the registry under 
the Act to include information required under subsection (4),
	(f)	the applicant is required to obtain warranty coverage on the 
new home, or obtain an exemption from the Registrar from 
that requirement, if the applicant wishes to sell or offer to sell 
the new home before the end of the protection period, and
	(g)	warranty providers have the discretion respecting owner built 
homes
	(i)	not to provide coverage under a home warranty 
insurance contract,
	(ii)	to determine the cost of coverage under a home 
warranty insurance contract based on a risk assessment 
performed by a warranty provider, and
	(iii)	to request detailed information about the new home and 
the construction process from the owner builder.
(3)  Despite subsection (2)(a), if the applicant does not meet the criteria 
listed in section 8.1, the applicant must provide, with the statement 
under subsection (2), a written explanation as to why the application 
should still be considered.
(4)  An applicant for an authorization must undertake to provide 
information, including but not limited to the following, in a form and 
manner acceptable to the Registrar at the time the information becomes 
available:
	(a)	the names of and contact information for all the 
subcontractors who were involved in building the new home, 
if different from those who were listed on the statement 
provided under subsection (1)(f);
	(b)	the date when the applicant first occupies the new home.
(5)  Where section 8.1(b)(ii) or (iii) applies, all registered owners of an 
interest in an estate in fee simple in the land upon which the new home 
is to be constructed must apply for the authorization.
(6)  The Registrar may require any document that an applicant 
provides under this section be witnessed by a person who sees the 
applicant for authorization actually sign the document, who then must 
swear an affidavit of execution and give it to the Registrar.

4   Section 9(1) is amended
	(a)	by striking out "duties set out in the statute" and 
substituting "duties set out in the statute and this 
Regulation";
	(b)	by striking out "and" at the end of clause (b);
	(c)	in clause (c) by adding "and the directors and officers of 
residential builders that are corporations, and" after 
"residential builders";
	(d)	by adding the following after clause (c):
	(d)	may require, either generally or in specific cases, any 
information provided to the Registrar to be provided in 
the form of a declaration that is sworn or affirmed 
before a commissioner for oaths or a notary public.

5   Section 10 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2) by adding "and" at the end of 
clause (f), striking out "and"  at the end of clause (g) 
and repealing clause (h);
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (3):
(4)  The Registrar may establish terms of use that users must 
agree to in order to make an application online or to access the 
registry online.

6   Section 11 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (2)
	(i)	by striking out "residential builder must provide the 
following information to the Registrar in respect of a 
new home or proposed new home" and substituting 
"licensed developer, or where there is no licensed 
developer in respect of a new home or a proposed new 
home, a licensed general contractor, must provide the 
following information to the Registrar in respect of the 
new home or proposed new home";
	(ii)	by adding the following after clause (c):
	(c.1)	the name and contact information for the licensed 
general contractor and the names and contact 
information for all qualified persons, if any, in 
respect of the new home;
	(iii)	by adding the following after clause (d):
	(d.1)	if coverage under a home warranty insurance 
contract was cancelled in respect of the new home, 
the reasons for the cancellation,
	(b)	by repealing subsection (6).

7   Section 12(2) is repealed and the following is 
substituted: 
(2)  The Registrar may, for the purposes of assisting peace officers 
and the public, provide to peace officers and the public
	(a)	information about warranty providers, 
	(b)	information about residential builders and directors, 
officers and agents of residential builders that are 
corporations, and any person who is refused a licence or 
the renewal of a licence or whose licence is suspended 
or cancelled, regarding
	(i)	contraventions of or offences committed under 
	(A)	the Act,
	(B)	an Act prescribed under section 8.04 
		or a similar enactment of another province or 
country,
	(ii)	assignments and proceedings under the Bankruptcy 
and Insolvency Act (Canada),
	(iii)	any compromise or arrangement proposed or 
proceedings commenced under the Companies' 
Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada),
	(iv)	relevant licences, permits or authorizations issued 
under an enactment of another province or country,
	(v)	court orders requiring the payment of money, 
	(vi)	compliance orders issued, administrative penalties 
imposed and penalties assessed under the Act or 
any other enactment referred to in subclause (i),
	(vii)	sworn declarations the person provided to the 
Registrar,
	(viii)	in the case of a refusal to issue or renew a licence 
or a suspension or cancellation of a licence, the 
reasons for the refusal, suspension or cancellation,
			and
	(c)	any other information, including information about new 
homes built by owner builders, that the Registrar 
considers to be in the public interest to disclose,
and may publish any information referred to in clause (a), (b) or (c) 
in the registry.

8   Section 13 is amended by renumbering it as section 
13(1) and the following is added after subsection (1):
(2)  Where under section 11(1)(b) or (b.1) of the statute a compliance 
officer requires a person to produce proof of a licence, authorization 
or exemption, the compliance officer may also require production of 
government-issued identification as proof of the person's identity. 

9   Section 14 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by repealing clause (a) and 
substituting the following:
	(a)	a single contravention of or failure to comply with any 
of the following provisions of the statute:
	(i)	section 2.1(1);
	(ii)	section 2.1(2);
	(iii)	section 3(1);
	(iv)	section 3(2);
	(v)	section 3.1(8);
	(vi)	section 4.7;
	(vii)	section 11(2);
	(viii)	section 24(1);
	(ix)	section 24(2),
	(a.1)	a single contravention of or failure to comply with any 
of the following provisions of this Regulation:
	(i)	section 6(1);
	(ii)	section 6(2);
	(iii)	section 6(3);
	(iv) 	section 8.09;
	(a.2)	a contravention of or a failure to comply with a term or 
condition of or a restriction on a licence;
	(b)	in subsection (2) by striking out "contraventions of the 
statute referred to in subsection (1)(a)" and substituting 
"contraventions of or failures to comply with a provision 
referred to in subsection (1)(a) or (a.1)".

10   The following is added after section 14.1:
Temporary exemption from licence requirements
14.2(1)  In this section, "eligible person" means a person that 
registered more than one new home in the registry after November 1, 
2015 but before December 1, 2017, other than as an owner builder.
(2)  The Registrar may, if the Registrar considers it appropriate to do 
so, and on any terms and conditions the Registrar considers 
appropriate, grant an exemption, in writing, from the requirement for 
a licence under section 8.01 or 8.02 or both to
	(a) 	an eligible person, or
	(b)	a corporation affiliated with an eligible person that is a 
corporation.
(3)  An exemption under subsection (2) expires on May 1, 2018 or 
on the issuance of a licence to the residential builder, whichever 
occurs first.

11   The New Home Buyer Protection (Regional Municipality 
of Wood Buffalo) Regulation (AR 98/2016) is repealed.

12   Section 15 is repealed.



13   This Regulation comes into force on December 1, 2017.


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Alberta Regulation 207/2017
Safety Codes Act
ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES REGULATION
Filed: October 31, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 369/2017) 
on October 31, 2017 pursuant to section 65 of the Safety Codes Act. 
Table of Contents
	1	Definitions
Part 1 
Administrative Penalties
	2	Information
	3	Notice of administrative penalty
	4	Service
Part 2 
Appeals
	5	Interpretation
	6	Appeal board 
	7	Notice of appeal
	8	Refusal to hear
	9	Evidence
	10	Decisions and directions
	11	Publication
	12	Judicial review
Part 3 
General
	13	Consequential amendment
	14	Expiry
	15	Coming into force
Definitions
1   In this Regulation,
	(a)	"Act" means the Safety Codes Act;
	(b)	"appeal board" means the New Home Buyer Protection 
Board designated in section 6(1), and includes a panel;
	(c)	"permit issuer" has the meaning given to it in Permit 
Regulation (AR 204/2007).
Part 1 
Administrative Penalties
Information
2   For the purposes of the administration of administrative penalties, 
an Administrator 
	(a)	may access and use information that the Administrator 
considers to be necessary from the information system 
referred to in section 58 of the Act,
	(b)	may request and use information that the Administrator 
considers to be necessary from
	(i)	a permit issuer or safety codes officer,
	(ii)	an accredited municipality,
	(iii)	an accredited corporation,
	(iv)	an accredited agency,
	(v)	an accredited regional service commission, and
	(vi)	the Alberta Safety Codes Authority, 
	(c)	may place entries relating to administrative penalties and 
appeals of administrative penalties, including personal 
information that the Administrator considers to be necessary, 
on the relevant information systems referred to in section 58 
of the Act, and 
	(d)	shall preserve confidentiality with respect to personal 
information, as defined in the Freedom of Information and 
Protection of Privacy Act, that comes to the Administrator's 
attention under this Act and shall not disclose or 
communicate that information except as authorized by the 
Act.
Notice of administrative penalty
3   For the purposes of section 57.1(4)(g) of the Act, a notice of 
administrative penalty must advise the person subject to the 
administrative penalty that the imposition or the amount of the 
administrative penalty may be appealed
	(a)	within 30 days after the date on which the notice was served, 
and
	(b)	by filing with the appeal board a notice of appeal that 
complies with section 7.
Service
4(1)  A notice of administrative penalty must be served
	(a)	in the case of an individual,
	(i)	by personal service,
	(ii)	by leaving it for the individual with a person apparently 
at least 18 years of age at the individual's current or 
most usual dwelling place,
	(iii)	by sending it by registered mail to the individual's last 
known address, or
	(iv)	by sending it by facsimile or other form of electronic 
transmission to the individual's last known facsimile 
number or electronic address, 
		and
	(b)	in the case of a corporation,
	(i)	by leaving it with a director, manager or officer of the 
corporation, or the president, chairperson or other head 
officer, by whatever name that person is known, of the 
corporation,
	(ii)	by leaving it at the corporation's registered office,
	(iii)	by sending it by registered mail to the corporation's 
registered office,
	(iv)	in the case of an extra-provincial corporation, by 
leaving it with, at the address of, or by sending it by 
registered mail to the address of
	(A)	the corporation's attorney for service appointed as 
required by the Business Corporations Act, or
	(B)	the corporation's principal place of business in 
Alberta, 
			or
	(v)	by sending it by facsimile or other form of electronic 
transmission to the corporation's last known facsimile 
number or electronic address.
(2)  Service by registered mail is not invalid by reason only that 
	(a)	the addressee refuses to accept the mail,
	(b)	the addressee returns the mail,
	(c)	the addressee refuses to take delivery, or
	(d)	the addressee no longer resides or is otherwise not present at 
the address and has not provided the postal service with a 
current mailing address.
(3)  An Administrator may apply to the appeal board for direction 
regarding the service of a notice of administrative penalty, including 
service in a manner or to a location not set out in this section.
(4)  The service referred to in this section is presumed to be effected on 
the date indicated in this subsection, unless the contrary is proved:
	(a)	in the case of a notice of administrative penalty sent by 
registered mail, on the date of delivery;
	(b)	in the case of a notice of administrative penalty sent by 
facsimile machine or e-mail, on the date the facsimile or 
e-mail was sent as confirmed by a record of successfully 
completed transmission;
	(c)	in any other case, on the date when the Administrator 
complies fully with the directions of the appeal board 
regarding the service.
Part 2 
Appeals
Interpretation
5(1)  In this Part,
	(a)	"appeal" means the appeal of an administrative penalty 
referred to in section 57.3 of the Act;
	(b)	"appeal board regulation" means the New Home Buyer 
Protection (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 220/2013).
(2)  Terms used in this Part but not defined, have the meaning given in 
the appeal board regulation.
(3)  For greater certainty, a reference to the "issuing authority" in Part 
2 of the appeal board regulation as it applies for the purposes of this 
Part, shall be read as a reference to "the Administrator who issued the 
administrative penalty that is subject to appeal".
Appeal board
6(1)  For the purposes of section 57.3 of the Act, the New Home 
Buyer Protection Board established under the New Home Buyer 
Protection (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 220/2013) is designated, and 
shall be referred to in this Regulation as the "appeal board".
(2)  An appeal under this section is a new trial of the issues that 
resulted in the administrative penalty being appealed.
(3)  Except as provided in this Part, for the purposes of an appeal,
	(a)	all the powers, duties and functions of the appeal board, its 
chair, members and panels as set out in the appeal board 
regulation apply; 
	(b)	Part 2 of the appeal board regulation, except sections 7(2) 
and (4), 8, 9, 11, 12 and 30 to 32, applies, with such 
modifications as the circumstances require;
	(c)	sections 20, 20.1, 20.2 and 21.1 of the New Home Buyer 
Protection Act apply. 
(4)  No action or other proceedings for damage lies or shall be 
instituted against the Crown or its employees or officers, a permit 
issuer, the appeal board, a member of the appeal board or an employee 
or person engaged by the appeal board for anything done or omitted to 
be done by any of them in good faith while exercising their powers and 
performing their duties under Part 5.1 of the Act or this Part.
Notice of appeal
7(1)  A notice of appeal referred to in section 57.3 of the Act must be 
filed within 30 days after the date on which the notice of 
administrative penalty was served, in the form approved by the chair, 
and set out in writing
	(a)	the appellant's name, municipal address and contact 
information, including an e-mail address,
	(b)	a copy of the decision, order or administrative penalty being 
appealed,
	(c)	the date the decision, order or notice of administrative 
penalty was received by the appellant,
	(d)	any information contained in or on the decision, order or 
notice of administrative penalty that the appellant believes to 
be incorrect, and
	(e)	a brief description of the reasons for the appeal.
(2)  A notice of appeal is deemed to be filed 
	(a)	when it is received
	(i)	at an e-mail address specified by the chair, or
	(ii)	at the address specified by the chair, 
		and
	(b)	when the filing fee referred to in subsection (3) has been 
received.
(3)  The filing fee for an appeal or for an application to intervene must 
be received by the appeal board within 7 days after the filing of the 
notice of appeal.
(4)  A filing fee may be refunded to the person who paid the fee if
	(a)	the appeal board decides in favour of the person, or
	(b)	the Court decides in favour of the person in a subsequent 
action.
Refusal to hear
8   The appeal board has no jurisdiction and shall refuse to hear an 
appeal, or any part of an appeal, that is based on the following reasons:
	(a)	that the Act, a regulation or a code or standard adopted under 
the Act is invalid;
	(b)	that the Administrator who issued the administrative penalty 
was improperly appointed;
	(c)	that any other person or body involved in the administration 
of the Act or this Regulation was improperly appointed or 
designated;
	(d)	that the Administrator lacks the authority necessary to issue 
administrative penalties.
Evidence
9(1)  The following evidence may be submitted to the appeal board by 
an Administrator, and is admissible without the attendance or affidavit 
of the permit issuer:
	(a)	copies of a permit issued by a permit issuer;
	(b)	copies or summaries of information provided by any person 
to the permit issuer;
	(c)	evidence indicating whether or not a permit was issued by the 
permit issuer. 
(2)  In the absence of proof to the contrary, the evidence referred to in 
subsection (1) shall constitute proof of the issuance of a permit and of 
the content contained in the copies or summaries submitted by the 
Administrator, as applicable. 
Decisions and directions
10   The appeal board may
	(a)	dismiss the appeal,
	(b)	vary the notice of administrative penalty, including
	(i)	the particulars of the contravention or failure to comply 
referred to in section 57.1(4)(b) of the Act,
	(ii)	the Administrator's finding under section 57.1(4)(c) of 
the Act, or 
	(iii)	the amount of the administrative penalty imposed, 
		or 
	(c)	allow the appeal and give the directions, if any, that the 
appeal board considers appropriate in the circumstances.
Publication
11   The appeal board may publish its decisions, orders and reasons in 
any manner that the chair considers appropriate.
Judicial review
12(1)  A decision of the appeal board under this Part is final and 
conclusive, subject to the right to judicial review set out in this section.
(2)  A decision of the appeal board may be judicially reviewed by the 
Court of Queen's Bench in accordance with the Alberta Rules of Court 
(AR 124/2010) and this section. 
(3)  An originating application for judicial review must be filed with 
the Court and, not more than 60 days from the date when the appeal 
board's decision was issued, must be served in accordance with the 
Alberta Rules of Court (AR 124/2010) on
	(a)	the appeal board, and
	(b)	every person or body directly affected by the application.
(4)  If an applicant for judicial review makes a written request to the 
appeal board for materials for the purposes of the application, the 
appeal board must provide the materials requested within 14 days from 
the date on which the written request is served.
(5)  Within 30 days from the date that an application for judicial 
review is served, the appeal board must forward to the clerk of the 
Court of Queen's Bench the certified record of proceedings prepared in 
accordance with Part 3 of the Alberta Rules of Court (AR 124/2010).
(6)  Unless otherwise ordered by the Court of Queen's Bench, 
documents excluded by the appeal board from the public record of a 
hearing shall remain excluded from the public record on judicial 
review.
Part 3 
General
Consequential amendment
13(1)  This section amends the Permit Regulation 
(AR 204/2007).
(2)  The following is added after section 26(f):
	(g)	an administrative penalty has been issued, to the person who 
submitted the permit application, and was not paid within 30 
days, if
	(i)	no appeal was filed under section 57.3 of the Act, or
	(ii)	an appeal was filed under section 57.3 of the Act and 
the penalty was upheld in whole or in part.
Expiry
14   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for 
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be 
repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this 
Regulation expires on December 1, 2021.
Coming into force
15   This Regulation comes into force on December 1, 2017.


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Alberta Regulation 208/2017
Safety Codes Act
PERMIT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: October 31, 2017
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 370/2017 ) 
on October 31, 2017 pursuant to section 65 of the Safety Codes Act. 
1   The Permit Regulation (AR 204/2007) is amended by this 
Regulation.

2   Section 6.1 is amended
	(a)	in subsection (1) by adding the following after 
clause (a):
	(a.1)	"licence" means a licence as defined in the New Home 
Buyer Protection Act;
	(a.2)	"operator's licence" has the same meaning as in section 
1(1)(bb) of the Traffic Safety Act;
	(b)	by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the 
following:
(2)  A permit issuer shall not issue a building permit for a 
proposed new home unless the applicant provides evidence to the 
permit issuer, in a form acceptable to the Registrar, that the 
proposed new home 
	(a)	complies with the requirements of the New Home Buyer 
Protection Act, and
	(b)	will be built by a person that holds the appropriate 
licence or authorization or is exempt from the 
requirement for a licence or authorization.
(2.1)  Before issuing a building permit to an applicant, a permit 
issuer may require the applicant to produce  the applicant's 
operator's licence or another form of identification that is issued 
by the government of Canada or a province, is satisfactory to the 
Registrar and shows the applicant's date of birth.

3   The heading to Part 3 is amended by striking out "Expiry 
and".

4   Section 29 is repealed.

5   This Regulation comes into force on December 1, 2017.