For the safety of Edmontonians and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Tribunals' office is closed to in-person services. These changes will be in effect until further notice. We will continue to re-evaluate these measures as the COVID-19 situation develops. This page will be updated regularly with new information as it becomes available.
You will receive a Notice advising the date, time and location of your hearing. Meetings are typically held once per month and your appeal will be scheduled to the next available date. Hearings are open to the public and are recorded.
We recommend that you attend your hearing in person or send someone to speak on your behalf. Your appeal is stronger if you can answer questions from the Board or respond to any new information presented during the hearing.
Three Committee members will hear your appeal. One member will act as the Chair and will start the hearing by explaining the hearing process.
All parties will be given an opportunity to present their case, beginning with the person who filed the appeal (the Appellant). Once all parties have given their presentation an opportunity will be provided for the parties to respond to any new information that has come up during the hearing. Presentations are timed -- please see the Procedures Manual for more detailed information.
The hearing is then closed. Decisions may be given orally by the Chair immediately upon conclusion of the hearing, or the Committee may decide to reserve its decision and present it, along with reasons, in writing.
Upon acceptance of a notice of appeal, an interim stay on the licensing decision or order under appeal will automatically be granted until a final decision on the appeal is issued by the Community Standards and Licence Appeal Committee (CSLAC).
An interim stay granted pursuant to this bylaw may be revoked by CSLAC on application by a party to the appeal if CSLAC is satisfied that:
- There has been a material change in circumstances that warrants revoking the interim stay;
- The conduct of the appellant warrants revoking the stay; or
- The operation of the interim stay creates or contributes to a situation of imminent danger to public safety.