Land Use Bylaw

High River’s Land Use Bylaw is one of a kind—development friendly, detailed and transparent.

Development in every municipality in the Province of Alberta is guided by a Land Use Bylaw. 

Each Land Use Bylaw in every town and city is different as it is guided by the community’s Municipal Development Plan.  In the Town of High River, this is referenced as the Town Plan.

The current Town of High River Land Use Bylaw was approved by Council in April 2017.  It divides the Town into 6 districts that guide Commercial, Industrial, Residential and Institutional development. The Land Use Bylaw and Land Use Map can only be amended by Council. Amendments on average take from 2 to 6 months.

The Land Use Bylaw

2021 Land Use Bylaw Map

Please visit the Land Use Bylaw (LUB ) map where you will find links related to specific plans and districts referenced in the Land Use Bylaw. These maps can also be viewed in the LUB document along with detailed descriptions.

Development proposals that do not fit in the Land Use District require a Land Use Bylaw amendment. Please contact Planning and Development Services Division staff to arrange a pre-application meeting.


The Town of High River’s subdivision approval authority is executed by the appointed Subdivision Officer.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Planning & Development Services to arrange a pre-application meeting to review and discuss proposals prior to submitting an application.

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