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The Land Use Bylaw regulates the use, conservation, and development of land, habitat, buildings, and signs in pursuit of the objectives of Strathcona County's statutory plans. 

These objectives are to maintain and enhance the quality of life by providing opportunities to attain individual and community aspirations; to conserve and enhance the environmental quality in Strathcona County; and to foster planned, efficient, economical and beneficial development that provides a diversity of choice, lifestyle, and environment.

Amendments to the Land Use Bylaw are added on a regular basis.

Strathcona County is reviewing its Land Use Bylaw to address and place land use regulations on licensed cannabis growing, production, distribution and processing facilities, including consumption, to reflect changes in Federal regulations. For more information regarding land use bylaws and cannabis, please see the County's approach to cannabis legalization

Print versions may be viewed at:

  • Strathcona County Public Library, located in the Strathcona County Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB
  • Hard copies may also be purchased at Strathcona County Hall, Planning and Development Services, 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park, AB

Land Use Bylaw 6-2015

Amendments Log, May 2015 - December 2022 (206.6 KB)

Table of Contents (33.8 KB)

Part 1: Interpretation (443.2 KB)

Part 2: Operations and Administrative Procedures (266.5 KB)

Part 3: General Regulations (533.4 KB)

Part 4: Parking and Loading Standards (212.0 KB)

Part 5: Signs (303.6 KB)

Part 6: Specific Use Regulations (270.3 KB)

Part 7: Urban Service Area Zoning Districts (787.6 KB)

Part 8: Sustainable Urban Villages (9.9 MB)

Part 9: Rural Zoning Districts (371.3 KB)

Part 10: Environment, Open Space and Service Zoning Districts (62.9 KB)

Part 11: Direct Control Zoning Districts (55.6 KB)

Part 12 & 13: Mature Neighbourhood Overlay and Special Areas - Centre in the Park (5.1 MB)

Schedule A: DC 1-20 (3.4 MB)

Schedule A2: DC 21-40 (3.4 MB)

Schedule A3: DC 41-60 (3.7 MB)

Schedule A4: DC 62-85 (4.6 MB)

Schedule B: Overall Zoning District Mapbooks

Schedule C: Airport Overlay (940.9 KB)

Appendix A: Illustrations (378.4 KB)

Appendix B: Urban Overall (3.3 MB)

Appendix C: Rural Overall (2.1 MB)

More information:
Phone: 780-464-8080
Email landusebylaw@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, December 01, 2022
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