Any development on your lot requires a development permit. If you are considering doing any work, please APPLY EARLY, as development applications require a number of documents and plans to be submitted, and appropriate notice periods. See Timelines below for further detail.

Any development along the shoreline requires a development permit.  This includes property that is under a lease agreement from the Easment Holders Association (EHA), a Public Utility Lot (PUL), or an undeveloped Road Use Allowance. Those that are members of the Easement Holder's Association (EHA) will require approval from the EHA, which the Summer Village Development Officer will help coordinate.

Once your development permit has been approved, you will need to get the necessary permits (building, gas, plumbing, electrical) from The Inspections Group.

All shoreline work additionally requires a permit from Alberta Environment and Parks.

Call Before You Dig: 1-800-242-3447

Development Officer Contact Information 

The Summer Village of Sundance Beach's Development Officer can be contacted as follows:
Imai Thomas Welch
Phone: (403) 819-8352


Development Application Form

Development Information Sheet

Note that this can be submitted electronically, if it is clear and to scale (no photos of drawings, please scan in or email original document)
Property owners are urged to hire a draftsperson/other designer or an architect to draw up their plans. While they can draw the plans themselves, when they're done professionally they tend to be much easier to read and provide higher levels of detail.


For a standard development application, once all files and the application has been received, the permit will take approximately 3 weeks.

If a variance or discretionary use is requested, there will be an extra ~ 3 weeks for the permit.

Note: any changes requested, or missing documents will require additional time.

Once the permit is issued, there is a 21 day notice and appeal period before the permit comes into effect.

All requests are processed in the order they are received.

Road Permits

A permanent road ban is in effect within the corporate limits of the Summer Village for the entire calendar year. The road ban shall impose up to a seventy-five percent (75%) axle weight restriction. A seasonal road ban is in place during spring breakup or any other time the road is at risk of damage. The seasonal road ban shall be at 50% axle weight restriction.

Roadata Services Ltd. manages the permits for the Summer Village, and inputs the information into the Provincial Transportation Routing and Vehicle Information System (TRAVIS). To get a permit, please call: 1-888-830-7623.  

Disturbance Standards for Temporary Docks and Mooring Structures

In April 2021 Alberta Environment and Parks established new standards to follow when placing a mooring structure in a waterbody, such as a dock, boat lift, swimming platform or buoy anchor.

For the latest information, please visit their website.

Planning Documents


Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP): Summer Villages of Itaska Beach, Sundance Beach, Golden Days and Leduc County

Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF): with Leduc County

Municipal Development Plan (MDP)

Land Use Bylaw: Divides the municipality into districts; has permitted and discretionary uses in each district; sets standards for development  
        Land Use Districts Map

Easement Holders Association (EHA)- Draft Regulations: These regulations will be used by the EHA Board when considering development applications on EHA land; this is intended to be incorporated into the Summer Village's Land Use Bylaw.

Relationship Between Planning Documents

The hierarchy of documents within the Summer Village of Silver Beach's land use planning framework is established by the Municipal Government Act (MGA). The MGA requires that each level is consistent with the level above and below it, and that the policies or regulations within planning document(s) at each level may be implemented by those below them in the decision-making process. The MGA provides the legislative authority for municipal land use planning and decision-making, while the North Saskatchewan regional plan (or Land Use Policies in their absence) provides broad-based policy directions and principles for municipal land use planning, which are effected through statutory plans and bylaws.

The statutory plans provide future direction for the development and use of lands at the fringe areas of the Summer Village's boundaries (IDP), and within the corporate boundaries of the Summer Village (MDP). The Land Use Bylaw regulates the use and development of land based on the policy directions of statutory plans. The Public Participation Policy contains requirements for public engagement outside statutory plans, the LUB and other planning documents that may be considered when making decisions on development permit and subdivision applications. Where there is a conflict or inconsistency between a higher-level planning document and a lower-level planning document, the higher-level planning document prevails to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency.

Subdivision Survey Maps


3381 KS

4816 HW

4972 KS

5423 KS

5489 MC