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General FAQ

The Municipal District of Taber issues a Home Occupation Permit for the secondary use of a dwelling unit (and/or its ancillary buildings or lands) by any trade, profession, or craft for supplementary employment as long as it is not readily visible from the adjacent lands. The Home Occupation Permit is renewed annually. The cost of a Home Occupation Permit is $50. It can be obtained from the Municipal District office at 4900B-50 Street, Taber, the Municipal District website or faxed to you.

A development permit is required when the deck is higher than 48 inches and/or have a roof over it and/or will be enclosed. A deck higher that 48 inches poses a safety risk and an enclosed deck is more permanent and will add value to the residence. Both types require a building permit. The cost of a development permit is $100.00. It can be obtained from the MD office at 4900B-50 Street, Taber, the MD website or faxed to you.

A development permit is required for a shed of any size being placed on your property. The cost of a development permit is $100.00. It can be obtained from the Municipal District office at 4900B-50 Street, Taber, the MD website or faxed to you.

A development permit is required to construct a residence or a garage or to move in a mobile/modular home on a rural property or into one of our 3 hamlets.

The cost of a development permit is $100.00.

It can be obtained from the M.D. of Taber office at 4900B-50 Street, Taber, the MD website or faxed to you.

Development is not allowed within 150 feet of the center line of a rural road. If the development must be closer than 150 feet to the centerline of the road then a development permit must be obtained asking for a waiver of the 150.

Each property is unique and it is often best to contact an Assessor regarding the specific details of your assessment. However, general information about property assessment in the Municipal District of Taber can be found under the Municipal Property Assessment section of our website. This section contains a brief explanation of the Legislation which assessments are prepared under, market value, property classes, etc. If you’ve already visited the website and have further inquiries please contact an Assessor at the Administration Office. Your Assessor is available Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Closed from 12-1 pm).

Municipal District of Taber Administration Office
4900B - 50 St Taber, AB T1G 1T2
Phone: 403-223-3541
Fax: 403-223-1799

You may wish to phone ahead and confirm that the Assessor will be in the office, not out inspecting properties, the day you plan to come in. Municipal Property Assessment

The setbacks for an interior lot are 25 feet from the front lot line, 5 feet from one side lot line and 10 feet from the other side.

Ancillary buildings and structures must be at least 5 feet from the side and rear lot lines. A carport or garage is permitted in a side yard but must not be less than 5 feet from the side lot line.

Fences in rear yards can be no more than 6 feet high. Fences within 25 feet of the front property line can be no more than 3 feet high.

Our main administration office hours are 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

For more information other locations and staff contact, please view our staff directory

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