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Development levies

Development levies or off-site levies are charged for the purpose of reimbursing the City for the capital costs associated with new developments where subdivision of land is required. Off-site levy is defined in Section 648 of the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter M-26, as amended. Development levies are collected through the Subdivision Servicing Agreement to pay for infrastructure required for development, i.e. facilities for water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer drainage, and transportation. Under the new MGA, levies can be collected for community recreation facilities, fire hall facilities, police station facilities, and libraries.

Development levies are charged with respect to any proposed development within the City that has not been subject to a previous servicing agreement.

The Off-site Levy Bylaw sets the new development levy rate for lands within the 2012 pre-annexation boundary - effective April 1, 2019. Engineering Services is currently working on a new bylaw for the 2012 post-annexation lands.

All on-site development costs are paid for by the developer.


Proposed amendments to the City of Airdrie’s Off-site Levy Bylaw (B-11/2019) will be brought forward during the regular meeting of Airdrie City Council on November 7, 2022. The intent of the amendment is to establish off-site levies for the area annexed by the City of Airdrie in 2012.

View Current Bylaw B-11/2019

View proposed Amending Bylaw B-39/2022 (PDF)