Subdivision & Development Appeal Board

The Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (SDAB) is a quasi-judicial Board as set out in the Municipal Government Act, and is administered by Legislative Services. It is a committee made up of one Councillor and four citizens-at-large. Citizen members cannot be those who carry out subdivision and development duties on behalf of the City of Wetaskiwin, employees of the City, or members of the Municipal Planning Commission.

The SDAB hears appeals from people who have been affected by a decision of the Development Authority and/or the Subdivision Authority under the Land Use Bylaw 1804-13, as amended.

What can be appealed?

  • Your application was denied;
  • Your application was approved with conditions not acceptable to you;
  • You object to a stop order;
  • You are a neighbor who was affected by an approved application;
  • Development Services fails to issue a development permit within 40 days of the application.

Appeals must be received within 21 days of the permit being approved or denied.

How to file an appeal:

An appeal may be filed with the Clerk of the SDAB by submitting an appeal letter and the prescribed payment of $160.00.

Your appeal letter should include:

  • What you’re appealing and the reasons why;
  • An explanation of your proposed development or the intended use of the property;
  • Reasons why the appeal should be granted.

Process of the hearing:

Once an appeal has been filed with the Clerk, the Clerk will issue a Notice of Hearing and will notify you of the time, place, and location of the hearing. The hearing shall take place within 30 calendar days of the appeal being received.

Prior to the Hearing, the appellant (the person who filed the appeal) and those against the appeal, may submit evidence to strengthen their argument for or against the appeal. Any materials submitted will form part of the public record and will be included in the Report to the Board. Persons wishing to speak for or against the appeal may do so by registering with the Clerk prior to the hearing, or at the hearing.

At the conclusion of the hearing, an verbal decision may be issued by the SDAB. An official decision and reasons for the decision shall be issue in writing within 15 days of the hearing.

Notice of Hearings:


For any inquiries, the Legislative Executive Assistant may be contacted at 780.361.4409 or by emailing


Bylaw 1900-18