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Letters of Compliance or Zoning

Letters of Compliance

A letter of compliance is a letter issued by the Planning and Development Department indicating that a property complies with the regulations of the MD's Land Use Bylaw.
When processing a compliance letter, the Real Property Report or Surveyor's Certificate is reviewed, and then a letter is prepared advising what land use district applies and how the improvements (buildings or fences etc) shown on the survey are either in compliance or not in compliance with planning regulations.
Although it is not a legislated requirement for a municipality to respond to such requests, The MD of Foothills does provide this service, please see the Fee Schedule within the Forms section for the associated cost.

Letters of Zoning

Also called a zoning confirmation letter, this is a letter that confirms the zoning for a particular parcel. The legal land description of the property is used to look up the property on the MD's database and the zoning is determined. A description of the permitted and discretionary uses may be included in the letter. The MD charges a nominal fee for this service, please see the Fee Schedule within the Forms section for this amount.