The Land Use Bylaw (PDF) is the “book of rules” for development in Rocky View County, and covers a wide range of regulations, including:

  • Establishing the development permit process and the process for Redesignation (rezoning) and Land Use Bylaw text amendments;
  • Regulates the size and use of land and buildings;
  • Classifies land use districts (zones) and determines minimum development standards for each of these districts;
  • Determines the appropriate permitted and discretionary uses for each land use district.

Land Use Districts

Each property in the county has a Land Use District (sometimes called “zoning”). Each district has a different purpose and intent for the use of land and has different rules and regulations that must be followed. Types of districts include:

  • Agricultural
  • Residential
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Special

Additionally, Direct Control Districts have been designed for unique developments which do not fall under any of the above categories or require unique regulations.


Land Use Bylaw and Associated Direct Control Districts
Effective September 8, 2020

Historic Land Use Bylaw
Effective September 29, 1998 to September 8, 2020

Land Use Bylaw Amendments

As Land Use Bylaw C-8000-2020 rolls out across the County beginning September 8, 2020, the County will review the new regulations and bring forward amendments for Council’s consideration as necessary.