Land Use Bylaw

Principal Planning

The Land Use Bylaw is the principal planning document that is used in the day-to-day control of development activities within the Municipal District of Bighorn. Policies in the Land Use Bylaw are consistent with the general planning policies within the Municipal Development Plan as well as policies within applicable Area Structure / Redevelopment Plans for an area.


The purpose of the Land Use Bylaw is to regulate the use and development of land and buildings within the municipality to achieve an orderly and efficient pattern of development. The Land Use Bylaw functions by dividing land within the municipality into districts and specifies development regulations within each of these districts or zones. It also delineates the procedures for processing and making decisions on development permit applications, and mechanisms for enforcing land use regulations.


On September 11, 2018 Council adopted the Land Use Bylaw 09-Z/18. Applications may be made to Council for an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw.

Additional Information

For more information about the Land Use Bylaw updates, please contact the Director of Planning Services, Jose Reyes at 403-673-3611, Ext. 222.