Planning & Development



PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

The Town of Vulcan is Open for Business!!!

Industrial Land

Conveniently located between the major cities of Calgary and Lethbridge on Highway 23, consider the Town of Vulcan for industrial use.   The Town of Vulcan currently has unserviced industrial lots for sale.

Commercial

Vulcan has a commercial sector that is viable to small and mid-size businesses. 

The Chamber of Commerce www.vulcanchamber.ca, the Vulcan Business Development Society (VBDS) www.vulcanbusiness.ca and the Vulcan Brand Innovation Team (VBIT) www.vbitvulcan.com are all working to make Vulcan a strong and vibrant place to work and live.

Check out the Town of Vulcan’s Tax Incentive Policy if you are considering a new business in Town or expanding your current business!!

Looking for a place to live with that small Town atmosphere and values with amenities – consider the Town of Vulcan!

Residential

Currently a large subdivision is underway and is surrounded by the Town’s 18-hole golf course.  The Fairways has desirable walkout lots and lots backing onto the golf course.  For more information go to www.thefairways.ca.

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The “established” residential areas offer a variety of homes on large lots.

Development Permits

Most construction, signs, business licensing & change of use requires a development permit.  The Land Use Bylaw outlines the types of development allowed in each land use district and the rules and regulations governing them.  A development permit ensures that the new development in the Town of Vulcan is suited to the surrounding area and meets the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw.

Not all proposed development requires a development permit such as smaller sheds and fences.  It is best to confirm with the Town Office whether you need a permit for the development you are considering.

If a proposed use is listed as discretionary within the applicable land use district or a waiver beyond 10% of the requirement is requested, the application will be forwarded to the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for consideration and the adjacent landowners will be notified of the application.  The MPC meets on the third Tuesday of every month. 

 

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

In addition to a development permit, some projects may require additional permits for safety codes, i.e. building, plumbing, gas and electrical.

A building permit can be regarded as formal permission from the Town to begin construction, demolition, addition or renovation to a property.

Electrical, Plumbing and Gas permits are issued by the Town’s Safety Codes Officer and authorizes construction.  In the interest of public safety and as required by the Safety Codes Act, all electrical, plumbing and gas installations require a permit and must be acquired prior to undertaking any work.  Inspections are also a legal requirement of the Safety Codes Act, ensuring that the construction meets the requirements of the appropriate Safety Code and is as per the specifications outlined in the permit application.

Permits are issued through the Town Office.  Superior Safety Codes Inc. is contracted by the Town of Vulcan for inspections services for building, plumbing, electrical and gas. 


CONTACT INFORMATION:

For questions or information on Development & Permitting:

Town of Vulcan

Nancy Neufeld – Development Officer

(403)485-2417

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For Safety Code questions or to book an inspection regarding Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas Permits:

Superior Safety Codes – 1-888-717-2344

www.superiorsafetycodes.com


For Questions or Information on Planning and Subdivision:

Oldman River Regional Services Commission:

Ian MacDougall – Planner

3105-16th Ave North

Lethbridge, AB  T1H 5E8

Phone:  (403)329-1344

www.orrsc.com


Town of Vulcan

We boast great health services, accommodations, recreation, attractions, schools, professional and personal services just to name a few. We invite you to explore Vulcan’s frontier, a community that offers you an experience from out of this world!

Mayor Tom Grant

Contacts

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  403-485-2417
 403-485-2914
 321 – 2nd Street South

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