Planning & Development

Development in the Town of Thorsby should respect and promote the vision and mission


Striving together for a better community!


Building a sustainable community where everyone can live, work and play!

The Planning and Development Department is responsible for overall land use planning and development activity in the Town of Thorsby.  The primary goal of the Department is to build an increasingly sustainable community, with an enhanced quality of life. 
Your development must be approved before your building permit will be issued.

A development permit is your formal permission from the Town of Thorsby to begin construction, addition or renovation on your property. This includes new buildings, additions, change in use or intensity of use of land or buildings, signage on buildings or on private land. When you obtain a development permit, you're assured that your development complies with the rules and regulations of the Land Use Bylaw.

Not all proposed development requires the issuance of a development permit. Smaller sheds, fences and some unattached decks may be exempt from a development permit. Contact the Development Officer at 780-789-3935 ex. 31 to find out more. 

Town of Thorsby Development Permit Ap

Intermunicipal Development Plan
Municipal Development Plan
Thorsby Municipal Sustainability Plan 2017 - 2018
Thorsby Strategic Plan
2017-02 Land Use Bylaw
Bylaw 2016-18 Community Standards


Did You Know?

According to municipal census, The Town of Thorsby showed a 8% population increase from 2012 to 2015.

The old sign which proudly stood on guard to the North entrance to Thorsby was updated in 2017, following change of status from Village to Town - Population 1025