Municipal land licensing program


Strathcona County is a specialized municipality with a mosaic of economic and social activities, including agriculture. Strathcona County has a developed agricultural base and the Municipal Land Licensing Program promotes the efficient use of land and encourages agricultural activities. The licensing of municipal lands assists in the maintenance of land while fostering agricultural use. 

Hay and pasture land available.

To support agricultural producers experiencing difficulties due to this season’s drought, short-term, one time cut leases will be available this year. Learn more.

Last Modified: Sept. 3, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

Every Fall, Strathcona County provides the opportunity for individuals to rent certain municipal lands for use as pasture or hay land. Available properties and tender information are advertised and posted on this page. Strathcona County may consider the conversion of hay land into pastureland, however this is evaluated on an individual basis only. Not all municipal lands are available for license. 

Licenses are for a five year term, unless otherwise stated. The licensee is responsible to pay annual taxes on the land in addition to the yearly license fees. The license term for this tender package will begin January 1, 2021. 

Tender package and list of properties:
Printable package (25.5 MB)


Sealed tenders for 2021 are now CLOSED.
Strathcona County
Land Management Services
County Hall
2001 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3W7

Tender documents are now available on this page and from Strathcona County Land Management Services at the address above weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Strathcona County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities and informalities at its discretion. Strathcona County reserves the right to accept a bid other than the highest bid without stating reasons. By the act of submitting this bid, the bidder waives any right to contest in proceedings or action the right of Strathcona County to award a license of municipal lands to any party in its sole and unfettered discretion. Without limiting the generality of foregoing, Strathcona County may consider any other factor besides price that it deems in its sole discretion to be relevant to its decision including, but not limited to: the bidder’s past experience in managing a licensed area, including overgrazing, number of animal units, length of grazing period, subleasing, manner of weed control, improper use and past payment of annual licensing fees.

More information:

Planning and Development Services
Phone: 780-464-8080
Fax: 780-464-8142

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Last updated: Friday, September 03, 2021
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