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We do not accept cats or any other animals, please contact Northern Lights Regional Humane Society.
Call 780-926-2201 to report a lost or found dog. If Peace Officers are not on duty, be advised that Public Works will only pick up a dog if it is in your custody. Public Works will not respond to dogs on the loose.
You are required to renew your dog license at the beginning of each year.
You can have up to four dogs, the fourth dog will be an additional $100 to register.
You can register your dog at the town hall. Spayed and neutered dogs cost $10 and if your dog is not spayed or neutered it will cost $30 per dog. For more information please call (780)926-2201.
Yes, if the deck is 2 feet or more off the ground.
Yes. Your home was built off-site to a standard, however, the on-site work, such as foundation/or blocking, still requires a permit.
If you have to make alterations to your gas piping and/or venting, you will be required to get a permit.
You may be subject to fines, doubled permit costs, or a stop order may be issued halting all work.
Getting permits and calling for inspections ensures work is done properly. Our Examiners can determine if something does not meet Code prior to construction, and it is much easier to correct a problem on paper than it is after it is constructed. Our Field Inspectors often find problems that, if left uncorrected, can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the future. An example of this might be additions (including sun rooms & garages) that are not on proper foundations. These may settle, tearing away from the home, causing damage to the siding and creating leaks.
If a problem should arise, such as an accident due to improper wiring, gas-fitting or structural integrity, and the proper permits were not in place, the insurance company may not cover the accident. Even if you have someone else do the work, as the homeowner, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that the proper permits are in place.
Permits and inspections are a preventative measure now, at a small cost, to avoid major problems in the future. Purchasing permits and inspections is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
The following are examples of installations that require permits:
Services will include, but are not limited to, a Plan review and Report, Technical Advice, Site Inspections and Reports as well as a final Status Report.
Permits are valid for one year, provided the project is not suspended for more than 120 days and work has commenced within 90 days of the permit issued.
If you have hired contractors to do the work, they are responsible to obtain the permits. If you are doing the work, you should obtain the permit provided you are the owner and live at the property (some restrictions may apply).
Council Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of the month, with the exceptions of July, August and December. The current Regular Council Meeting schedule can be found here.
Please see Payment Methods.
Property taxes are typically due on June 30. Payment can be made via online banking, cash, debit card, cheque, wire transfer or electronic funds transfer. Mailed payments must be post-marked on or before June 30, to be considered on time. If you have not received your Tax Notice or if you have any questions, please contact the Taxation Department at 780-821-4006 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are on the Pre-authorized Payment Plan for property taxes, your payments will continue as normal.
You can view the Peace or Bylaw officers contact information here.
A development permit is not required for the following:
The registered owner, or a person with a legal or equitable interest in a site, may apply, upon payment of such fee as may be prescribed by Council from time to time, to the Development Authority for a Compliance Certificate.
The applicant for a Compliance Certificate shall submit an original Real Property Report for the site. Any original Real Property Report that is dated for a period of more than 90 days from the date of the application must be submitted with a Statutory Declaration.
The Compliance Certificate shall only cover those buildings or parts thereof, shown of the Real Property Report as provided by the applicant.
A home occupation is defined as an accessory development in a dwelling or unit, or its garage, for a business operated by a permanent resident of the dwelling unit. The business being incidental and secondary to the use of the building for dwelling purposes and does not change the essential residential character or appearance of such building. Home Occupations are discretionary uses and require the completion of a Development Permit Application (PDF).
Development and building permits will be required prior to construction. All basement development and use must conform to the Town of High Level Land Use Bylaw.
Application Procedure: You will have to submit the following information upon application:
A deck shall:
Regulations are as follows:
A development permit and building permit are required for the construction of a house. A development permit is authorization by planning services that your application for home construction conforms with the regulations of the Land Use Bylaw. When submitting a Development Permit application, the following steps are required:
Renovations may require a building permit depending on the scope of the project.
Development fees range from $65 to $200 depending on the location of the property. Building fees are fees based on $6 per $1,000 of construction value. Plumbing, gas and electrical fees vary.
Make a report by telephone at 780-926-2201, or in person at the Town Office.
For an emergency, call 911. For all other complaints call 780-926-2201.