Town of Canmore

Other Services

File Search Request

If you would like to view or get a copy/scan of the building plans for your property (or any other information on file for your property), please fill out and submit a pdf Building Plans Viewing Request form (573 KB) .

Environmental Search Request

Environmental searches can be requested of the Town of Canmore. Please contact the Planning and Development Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information regarding such requests and the associated fees. An approximate quote can be provided before the search is commenced. 

Stamp of Compliance

A Stamp of Compliance is confirmation that a Real Property Report submitted for a specific property is compliant with the land use regulations of the applicable land use district and that all construction on site was completed under a valid permit. A Stamp of Compliance is frequently requested by lending institutions or purchasers prior to the transfer of property.

If you are not compliant, we will not issue the stamp and we can require you to make your property compliant - either through application for the appropriate Development/Building Permit(s) or demolition of non-compliant development.

To request a Stamp of Compliance, please complete the pdf application form (166 KB)  and submit it with the pdf required documents (120 KB)

Certificate of Conformance

A Certificate of Conformance is required for all commercial and industrial businesses that would like to change the use of an existing commercial or industrial space to a permitted use within the applicable land use district.

A Certificate of Conformance can only be issued when there are no variances to the Land Use Bylaw required to accommodate the change of use.

If the proposed change of use requires a variance to the Land Use Bylaw (LUB), a Change of Use Development Permit is required instead of Certificate of Conformance. 

To request a Certificate of Conformance, please complete the pdf application form (166 KB) and submit it with the pdf Certificate of Conformance Checklist (128 KB) .

Confirmation of Zoning

A Confirmation of Zoning is a formal letter indicating the land use district a property is located in and the associated land use regulations.  Upon request, the letter can include confirmation of the current approved use(s) for the site in question. 

Confirmation of Zoning is frequently required by financial institutions in order to finance a mortgage. 

To request a Confirmation of Zoning Letter, please complete the pdf application form (166 KB) and submit it with the pdf Confirmation of Zoning Requirements List (121 KB) .

You can always find out what the Zoning of a property is by using the Town’s Online Property Viewer.

  • Visit the Online Property Viewer page
  • On the “Layer List” found on the right of your screen, click “Land Use Districts”
  • Type the address of the property in the search bar at the top
  • The red letters within the thick black boundary surrounding the property, is the Land Use District*

* You may have to Zoom Out by clicking the minus sign beside the search bar to see the applicable Land Use District

Subdivision & Condominium Endorsement

There are three major types of Subdivision: Fee Simple, Bareland Condominium and Building Condominium. Fee simple subdivisions which create more than three parcels must be approved by Council. Subdivisions which create less than three units, or are under 0.8 hectares, may be approved by Town Administration.

To apply for subdivision, please fill out the pdf application form (49 KB) , and submit it to the Town of Canmore along with the the following:

  • application fee
  • tentative plan of survey (2 copies)
  • certificate of title or permission to make application on behalf of owner
  • context map (2 copies)
  • development grading plan (3 copies - not always required)
  • analysis of applicable town documents/policy relative to this application i.e. MDP, ASP, ARP, Slope Policy, EDCG, and Land Use Bylaw (not required for all applications)
  • one digital copy of the entire application (tentative plan and development grading plan must be high resolution
  • other supporting information as determined by the Town of Canmore

 Please see the section titled Subdivision of Land in the Land Use Bylaw as well at the  pdf Guidelines for Subdivision and Development in Mountainous Terrain (128 KB)  for more information.

Land Use Bylaw Amendment

Land Use Bylaw Amendments are required to modify any of the regulations set out in the Land Use Bylaw. Frequently Land Use Bylaw Amendments are requested to change the current zoning of a parcel. Should you wish to request a Land Use Bylaw Amendment, please complete the pdf Land Use Bylaw Amendment application (138 KB)  and submit is with the appropriate application fee and required documents. The fees for a Land Use Bylaw amendment can be found in the fee schedule.

As part of the application process for a land Use Bylaw Amendment, an applicant is required to have a Sustainability Screening Report that has been accepted by Council. It is strongly recommended that prior to making a Land Use Bylaw Amendment Application that a Pre-Application Consultation be scheduled with the Planning & Development Department.

Fee Schedule

Document and Search Requests

Fee

Property Information Search

(plans / documents

viewing request)

Residential

Per unit

$50.00

(incl. GST $2.38)

Residential (3 or > units);

Non-Residential

Per property

$100.00

(incl. GST $4.76)

Environmental / General Search

(min 1 hour)

Per hour

$75.00 (incl. GST$3.57)

Confirmation and Agreement Requests

Fee

Stamp of Compliance

(Standard - 7 business days)

(Priority - 4 business days)

 

Residential (Single Family or Duplex)

Per unit

$150.00

Residential (Townhouse or Apartment)

Per request

$220.00

Non-Residential

Per request

$370.00

Priority Application

Per request

Double fee

Certificate of Conformance

Review of District / Bylaw / DP and Use

Per unit

$95.00

Confirmation of Zoning

Copy of District and Use

Per unit

$60.00

 

Subdivision Requests

Fee

Subdivision

Full circulation required

Per application

(min $1,050.00)

$7,800.00 per ha

Engineering circulation complete

Per application

(min $850.00)

$4,400.00 per ha

Boundary Adjustment

Per application

$620.00

Endorsement

Condominium

(No approval from Subdivision Authority required)

Per application

$275.00 plus

$30 per unit

Fee Simple / Bareland Condominium

(Approved by the Subdivision Authority)

Per application

$325.00 plus

$780.00 per ha

Boundary Adjustment

Per application

$210.00

Time Extension

First extension request

Maximum 1 year extension

Per application

(min $550.00)

25% of fee

Second extension request

Maximum 1 year extension

Per application

(min $1,050.00)

50% of fee

 

Statutory Documents Requests

Fee

Estimated cost recovery shall prevail where application fees are in excess of $75,000.00

Cost Recovery

Area Structure / Redevelopment Plans

New

Per request

$10,500.00 plus

$1,650.00 per ha

Amendment

Per request

$3,200.00 plus

$1,650.00 per ha

Concept / Outline Plan

New

Per request

$5,300.00 plus

$1,650.00 per ha

Amendment

Per request

$3,200.00 plus

$1,650.00 per ha

Municipal Development Plan

Amendment

Per request

$3,200.00 plus

$1,650.00 per ha

Land Use Bylaw

Text Amendment

(Text only)

Per request

$2,200.00 plus

$620.00 per ha

Land Use Amendment

(District, Use, Density)

Per request

$3,200.00 plus

$620.00 per ha

Road Closure

 

Per request

$2,700.00

 

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