Secondary Suite Development

The City of St. Albert regulates Secondary Suites in residential areas, as per Land Use Bylaw 9/2005, Section 8.14, "Dwelling, Secondary Suite". Property owners who wish to build a Secondary Suite are required to obtain a development permit. Only one Secondary Suite is permitted on a lot with a single-detached house.

A Secondary Suite is not permitted in any housing type other than a single-detached home.

A Secondary Suite is a secondary dwelling unit, located within an accessory to a single-detached house, and contains cooking, washroom, living, and sleeping facilities which are separate from those of the principal dwelling on the site. A Secondary Suite includes the development or conversion of basement space, or where all or a portion of the suite is located at, or above grade. This use does not include a Garage Suite or Garden Suite.


Applying for a Secondary Suite Guide

Planning Applications and Forms

Related Pages

Last edited: November 28, 2019