2021 Temporary Outdoor Patio and Retail Space Program

The City of Airdrie in an effort to support local businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions will be extending the Temporary Outdoor Patio and Retail Space Program until December 31, 2021.

The temporary permits will allow businesses to use sidewalk, road, and parking spaces as Temporary Outdoor Patios or Retail Spaces between October 31, 2021 – December 31, 2021. Businesses looking to extend their current permits until this date may apply for a permit extension at no cost. The current permits will expire October 31, 2021. Please contact the file manager at 403-948-8800 ext. 8465, if you would like to extend your existing Temporary Outdoor Patio permit or apply for a new one during this extended period.

Temporary Outdoor Patio or Retail Space combined applications and guidelines can be located here: 2021 Temporary Outdoor Patio and Retail Space Application and Guidelines 


Coronavirus Information

Planning & Development (P&D) applications may be accepted at the front counter in City Hall, however customers may apply through other methods. We are accepting physical applications through our mail drop-off (on the left side of City Hall’s main doors), by mail, or e-mail (planning@airdrie.ca).

The City of Airdrie’s Planning & Development Department is committed to processing applications, as well as protecting the health and safety of our employees. Please see our revised operating procedures below (note that procedures may change in the future).

Application Forms

With access to the internet, you may download and print development application forms here. The most frequently requested application forms for our customers include:

Please note that the City has no specific application form for Compliance Certificates. Please refer to the service options and methods in the next section.

If you have no access to the internet or require assistance with these forms and applications, please phone Planning & Development at 403.948.8848.

Compliance Certificates

A Certificate of Compliance is confirmation from the City of Airdrie that development on a property meets the regulations of the Land Use Bylaw (LUB). Should you require this service, please submit a letter or e-mail to planning@airdrie.ca, indicating:

  • Your name, address, phone number and e-mail address
  • The civic address for which you are requesting a compliance certificate
  • The legal description (lot, block number, registered plan) for which you are requesting a compliance certificate

Please indicate in your letter or e-mail if compliance is to be mailed or e-mailed to you. Please submit at least two hard copies if providing a hard copy submission as the City of Airdrie retains one hard copy submission for the property file. Planning & Development can provide a hard copy to a preferred mailing address, whether submitted via hard or soft copy.

If you are making a digital submission via planning@airdrie.ca,

  • Please provide a high quality digital PDF bearing colour stamp of surveyor.
  • Application fee (no GST)
    • Residential Low Density (including annexation area residential) $150
    • Residential Low Density Express $250
    • Other Land Uses $400

Physical drop-off

Applications may be deposited in the mail drop-off at City Hall’s main doors. This is a secured lock-box.


You can mail in an application to:

Planning & Development (City Hall)
400 Main Street SE
Airdrie, AB T4B 3C3


You can e-mail the required contact/application information and digital real property report to planning@airdrie.ca.

Credit card or Cheque

Please fill out the required application form and enclose a cheque (payable to City of Airdrie) if providing a physical application. If you are applying by e-mail (planning@airdrie.ca) and paying by credit card, you will be contacted by phone to provide card information. Please ensure you fill out the application form completely before dropping off, mailing or e-mailing.

Contact Us

If any questions or concerns, please contact us:

Phone: 403.948.8848
E-mail: planning@airdrie.ca

Things are constantly and rapidly evolving, but we are committed to keeping you informed with the most up-to-date information. Please be sure to check www.airdrie.ca/COVID regularly for updates.


Planning and Development

Are you looking to subdivide your property into two or more lots? Build a multi-family development? Change the zoning on your property? All of these developments involve the Planning Department.

Planning is the lead department for all land development applications including Subdivisions, Bareland Strata Subdivisions, Rezoning, Development Permits, Variance Permits, Temporary Use Permits and Sign Permits to name a few.

The Planning Department also prepares and maintains the City's Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB), which form the basis for guiding growth and development in Airdrie.

All documents used by the City of Airdrie to make planning decisions are available on the City’s website.

We would love to hear from you. A pre-application meeting is helpful in your planning process. We can answer your questions regarding building, engineering and planning before an official application is made.

The Planning Department can be contacted by phone at 403.948.8848 or by email at planning@airdrie.ca


Contact us

Planning & Development

P. 403.948.8848

F. 403.948.6567


City Hall
400 Main Street SE
Airdrie, AB T4B 3C3

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City Hall
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday