Municipal Affairs signed a Ministerial Order (No. 022/20) on March 25, 2020. The Order extended the timelines for appeal periods, subdivision approvals, public hearings and several other matters to October 1, 2020. While unintended, this Order effectively halted the majority of municipal permits and approvals.

BILD Alberta has been working with Municipal Affairs to address the concerns of the Ministerial Order since its issuance. We are pleased to announce that Minister Kaycee Madu has accepted all of BILD Alberta’s recommendations and amended the Ministerial Order. The changes should revert the timelines back to historic norms and allow approvals to proceed.BILD Alberta and local associations continue to work with the province and municipalities to keep projects moving during this unprecedented time.