Planning, Development & Industry

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) Drafts

The County is completing a process – required by the provincial government – to prepare and implement IDP’s with all our neighbours.  To date we have such plans with the MD of Provost, and the Towns of Coronation and Castor.  We have drafts now proposed for our border areas with Special Areas #2 and #4, and soon to be posted drafts with the Counties of Stettler and Flagstaff and Village of Halkirk.  Please click on the links below to see the drafts, and note the timeframe for sending comments to the County office.

Special Areas IDP Draft – comments to be received by 4:30 pm August 30, 2019.

Flagstaff County IDP Draft – comments to be received by 4:30 pm September 27, 2019.

Stettler County IDP Draft – comments to be received by 4:30 pm September 27, 2019.

Village of Halkirk IDP Draft – coming soon


Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)

The County’s MPC normally meets monthly and is the body charged with the County’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) administration as well as all developments such as subdivision approvals and development permits.

Monthly meetings are open to the public and are listed below, along with previously approved minutes from earlier meetings.   To request an item be placed on the agenda, please contact the Development Officer no later than the Friday preceding the meeting date.


Crowfoot Crossing Industrial Subdivision Opportunities

The County of Paintearth has developed and serviced prime industrial lands located at the heavily trafficked intersection of HWYs 36 and 12.

The information package here contains the layout of lots sold and remaining, as well as the Land Use Bylaw zoning and development regulations for the lands.

For any inquiries please contact the Development Officer.

View Crowfoot Crossing Full Info Package


Land Use Bylaw 593-09

The County’s LUB is the overall regulation for lands contained within the County boundaries.  All uses, subdivisions, and development procedures and regulations are defined by land use districts for certain areas within the County.  It is to provide sound and orderly development within the guidelines as developed and authorized by County Council and the Municipal Development Plan. Anyone wishing to purchase or develop land within the County is encouraged to become familiar with the regulations contained within.  The County prides itself on being an open and accessible development environment, thereby enabling our residents and farming communities to prosper and enjoy rural living.

View Land Use Bylaw 593-09