Development & Planning

Any development proposed within the Municipal District of Peace No.135 requires a Development Permit Application to be completed and approved. Current application fees are:
Residential:  $50.00 < $250,000 construction value
$75.00 > $250,000 construction value
Non-Residential:  $100.00 < $250,000 construction value
$200.00 > $250,000 construction value
A copy of the Development Permit Application form is attached for your convenience.

A Direct Link to Planning Brochures:

Intermunicipal Development Plans

The Municipal District of Peace is working with the County of Northern Lights and the Town of Peace River to develop Intermunicipal Development Plans between each municipality.  Basic information can be found below.

The draft of the plan between the M.D. and the County can be found here:FINAL_DRAFT_CNL_MD31October2018

An open house for the IDP between the M.D. and the County is scheduled for January 23rd at the meeting room of the Grimshaw Multiplex from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Farmer’s Advocate Office

The links below will take you to a couple of documents that could be beneficial to landowners.

Engaging Your Municipality

Surface Material Extraction Pits


West Hill Area Business Park

The West Hill Area Business Park Structure Plan has been developed to provide a framework for development on lands west of the Town of Peace River and east of the Peace River Airport, mainly for commercial and industrial zoning. A copy of the Plan can be viewed by clicking West_Hill_Business_Park_ASP_Sept_09

Permitting Agencies

At this time, the M.D. of Peace No. 135 is a Non-Accredited Municipality which means that the Provincial Government has authorized certain private companies to issue building, gas, electrical and plumbing permits in our M.D. For the current approved permitting agencies, click on the link below:

Permitting Agencies for M.D. of Peace No.135

Municipal Development Plan

The Municipal Development Plan provides a framework to guide local decision making that is necessary to achieve the Municipality’s long term vision. It will guide future land use, infrastructure, environmental, social and economic policy decisions in a manner that reflects the MD’s vision. It was also developed to protect the MD’s agricultural land base, rural character, and unique natural features found along Shaftesbury Trail and adjacent to Lac Cardinal while promoting its tourism and development potential.

It will also promote residential, commercial and industrial growth through sustainable and efficient development practices and standards.

The guiding principle of the MDP is that all future growth in the MD will occur in an orderly, efficient and economically sound manner. This will be accomplished by efficient land use patterns, protection of agricultural land and natural environment, and provision of municipal infrastructure.

The Municipal Development Plan was approved at the August 11, 2009 Council meeting.

You can access the Municipal Development Plan here.

The Municipal Development Plan is also available for sale, in book form, at our Municipal Office for a price of $25.00 + GST.