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.
Subdivision and Development Appeals can continue to be filed online and a hearing will be scheduled within 30 days upon receipt of an appeal.
Hearing Process (effective March 23, 2020)
Due to social distancing requirements hearings are currently being conducted by way of written submissions only as directed by the SDAB Chair. Please click on the attached links for more detailed information:
Revised Hearing Process (effective August 5, 2020)
Due to physical distancing requirements, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board hearings scheduled starting August 5, 2020, will be conducted by a combination of video conference and written submissions as directed by the SDAB Chair. Please click on the attached links for more detailed information:
These changes will be in effect until further notice. We will continue to re-evaluate these measures as the COVID-19 situation develops.
Instructions to Join a Video Conference Hearing (effective August 5, 2020)
To join a video conference hearing, please follow the attached instructions.
Once an appeal hearing has been scheduled, it is your responsibility to present evidence to the Board or respond to issues raised by Appellants or affected parties. An appeal hearing will be scheduled within 30 days of receiving a valid appeal.
Here are some suggestions for preparing a strong and convincing case to present to the Board:
- Understand the legislation governing the Board.
- Prepare a written presentation which is clear, concise and logical to support your position.
- Consider providing photographs, illustrations or drawings.
- Ask neighbours and the community league to provide their support or opposition—either in writing or by attending your hearing and speaking to the Board.
- Attend an SDAB hearing before the date of your own hearing to become familiar with the process.
You may represent yourself at the hearing or you can seek professional advice or ask someone to present your case for you.
All information provided to the Board will be made available to the public.
The Board considers each application on its own merits and makes its decision based on the evidence presented.
Do not speak to members of the Board before your hearing as this will disqualify the member from participating in the hearing.