Adding a suite to your property

Suites offer an innovative, cost-effective way to increase the amount of affordable housing options in Strathcona County. 

These housing options help meet the lifestyle and social needs of County residents, particularly for those looking for rental housing. 

Secondary suite” means an accessory use consisting of one additional self- contained dwelling unit located within a single dwelling. Some typical examples include a basement suite or a nanny suite.

"Garden suite" means an accessory use on the same lot as the principal dwelling, which is either a separate one (1) storey building having no garage component, or a suite above an accessory building or to the rear of an accessory building (at grade), or a suite within an accessory building. 

These suites are only permissible within specific land use zonings. Contact Planning and Development Services to discuss your proposed development. 

More Information

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

Last updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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