Planning & Development

After extensive public consultation, and a public hearing, on August 27, 2013 Council passed the new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) – which are the backbone of the County’s development strategy.

The MDP provides a framework to guide decision-making to achieve the County’s 20-year vision for the future. The MDP guides future policy, land use and infrastructure investment decisions. It ensures there is a balance between economic, social, physical development and environmental considerations. It confirms Yellowhead County’s desire to remain predominantly rural with outstanding employment and recreational opportunities. The LUB regulates and controls the use and development of land and buildings within the County to achieve orderly and economic development of land. The LUB divides the municipality into districts that prescribe and regulate the purpose for which land and buildings may be used.

Land Use Bylaw Maps (Click on the township and range in the Location Map to find the area you are interested in.)

Hamlet Land Development Policy

Land Management Policy

Oil and Gas Applications Policy 

Alternate Methods for Advertising Statutory Notices

Yellowhead County strives to be transparent around its planning documentation. Planning documents fall into two broad categories: statutory and non-statutory documents.

  • A statutory plan is a legal document that must go through three readings and a public hearing before it is adopted by Council. There is a legal obligation by both the County and its residents to adhere to statutory plans.
  • A non-statutory plan is a bylaw passed by Council resolution. They often provide a higher level of detail than statutory plans and can provide further clarity and encourage a direction of development or growth. 

The following document includes a list of statutory plans, non-statutory plans, and other relevant documents that planning decisions are based on:

List of Planning Documents 

If you would like more information, please call 780-723-4800 to speak with our Planning Department. 

County Offices


2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066


53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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