Hearing Process

You will receive a Notice advising the date, time and location of your hearing. 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.

Normally, five Board members will hear your appeal. One member will act as the Presiding Officer 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, the Appellant will be given a chance to respond to any new information that has come up during the hearing (Rebuttal).

The hearing is then closed. All parties will be asked to leave the room and the Board will deliberate and come to a decision in private. A verbal decision is no longer provided; the written decision is issued within 15 days of the hearing.

Postponement or Not Attending Your Hearing


A Postponement request must be in writing and must include reasons.  This request can be provided to the SDAB Office prior to the hearing or to the Board at the time of the hearing. The decision to grant or deny a Postponement Request will be made by the Board.

If you are not present when your appeal is called, the Board may proceed without you. Any information provided on the appeal form, as well as any written submissions, will be used to make a decision.


For More Information

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

COVID-19 Update

The Tribunals' office is closing in-person services effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Appeals can be filed online. These changes will be in effect until further notice. We will continue to re-evaluate these measures as the COVID-19 situation develops.

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Churchill Building
10019 - 103 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0G9

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Please note the office will be closed over the lunch hour. 

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