A Compliance Certificate is confirmation from Sturgeon County that development (siting and use of buildings) on a property meets the regulations of the Land Use Bylaw. Compliance Certificates are increasingly being requested when real estate is sold. Sturgeon County advises property owners to request a compliance review as soon as they decide to sell property.
The following is required to initiate a compliance review:
- written request and fee
two original copies of a current Alberta Land Surveyors Real Property Report
(fax and illegible copies of real property reports/surveyor certificates are not acceptable).
Timeframe may vary depending on the number of compliance review requests being processed. Allow approximately two weeks for processing and a response to a compliance review.
In situations where an appeal is made to the Secretary of the Development Appeal Board, it takes approximately three to four weeks before a hearing takes place, and may take an additional two weeks for a written decision from the Development Appeal Board.
It's best to request a compliance certificate as soon as you have decided to sell your property.
For more information on compliance certificates contact, Planning & Development at 780-939-4321 or 1-866-939-9303.
Real Property Report (RPR) A legal document prepared by a registered Alberta Land Surveyor determining the location, form or boundaries of a tract of land and buildings by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of the Land Surveyors Act.