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City of St.Albert

Engineering and Landscaping Acceptance

All development within the City of St. Albert is to be designed and constructed in accordance with the Municipal Engineering Standards. The distinction between private property and public property is irrelevant to the adherence to the Municipal Engineering Standards.

No variance from the Municipal Engineering Standards shall be permitted unless written approval of the City Engineer is obtained.

A written request for a variance to the Municipal Engineering Standards must be submitted to the City Engineer for review. A written request for a variance will be reviewed during the winter months between active construction seasons. As such, a request received in the current calendar year will be considered for implementation into the following calendar year. The City of St. Albert Field Inspectors will reject installations that do not adhere to the Municipal Engineering Standards.

Engineering Services manages the review process for land development applications. This process identifies all municipal infrastructure requirements associated with roads, utilities, storm drainage and landscaping. This branch also provides comprehensive reviews of engineering drawing submissions.

Please review the following information to ensure you submit a complete application and the timely review of your application.

Information Sheets and Checklists


What requirements must be met before I can begin construction?

No site construction is permitted without an approved Development Permit and the Development Supervisor's acceptance of the following five (5) deliverables:

1. Civil Engineering Drawings (Site Development Drawings)
2. Certificate of Insurance (COI)
3. Letter of Credit (LOC)
4. On-Street Construction Permit (OSCP)
5. Site Servicing Permit (SSP)*

* Typically the approval of the SSP and payment of the applicable permit fees result in the clearance to commence site construction.

Where can I find references for Best Management Practices for Erosion and Sedimentation Control submissions?

The following links may provide you some information on Best Management Practice (BMP) for Erosion and Sediment Control submissions: ECO Plan and Alberta Transportation.

Section Links
Acceptable Drawings
Letters of Credit

Last edited: February 10, 2017

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