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What Are Your Thoughts on Annexation?

Over the last few months, you’ve probably read some articles and heard people discussing annexation. But what does it really mean? And why are these discussions taking place?

Sturgeon County and the City of St. Albert are exploring annexation, as both municipalities are facing growth pressures.

Annexation enables sustainable, long-term community planning as well as planning certainty for residents, municipalities, developers and landowners that is consistent with the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan. The annexation would provide enough land for the City’s long-term residential and non-residential growth aspirations.

The maximum potential annexation area is approximately 2,180 hectares; however, as the project progresses, the overall area considered for annexation may decrease.

Map: Potential Annexation Area

Annexation is a process that adjusts the boundary between two municipalities. In this instance, it’s about land currently governed by Sturgeon County being transferred to the jurisdiction of the City of St. Albert. Annexation does not change the private ownership of the land.

How Do I Get Involved?

There will be several ways to get involved throughout the annexation process, as public participation will continue throughout the project.

  • Take the Survey! Share your thoughts on the potential annexation. Fill out the survey before November 30, 2018.
    Annexation Survey
  • Attend open houses
    Missed the public open houses on Nov.6 and 7? Check out the information boards presented on the Get Involved page
  • Subscribe to the electronic newsletter and have information sent directly to you. Information will include open house information, surveys, as well as updates on the project.
    Subscribe to the Annexation Newsletter

For more information on the Sturgeon County Land Annexation, visit

Last edited: November 23, 2018

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