As you are likely already aware, this situation is rapidly evolving and information changes daily. We will work to keep you informed on major changes as they occur. Please email if you have any questions on how COVID-19 will impact city processes as they relate to planning and development in your neighbourhood.


Public Engagement, Committee Meetings and Public Hearings

  • All Council and Committee meetings have been cancelled until May 19

  • All in person engagement events have been cancelled, but opportunities to submit feedback on city-wide issues online can be found here:

  • While City Hall is closed to the public, your Ward Councillor is still available by email

Development Services and Development Notifications

  • The development services office is now closed to the public, with staff now working from home, please visit their website for alternate service options while the service centre is closed:

  • No city staff in this department will take in-person meetings, but they are still available by email to answer your questions at (you may also request a call back if that is your preferred method of communication)

  • Development notices and consultation notices will still be mailed to neighbouring properties and Community Leagues as normal

  • A file manager will be listed on development notices as usual and you can telephone or email them with your questions, comments and concerns

  • Current planning applications in your neighbourhood and file manager contact info can be found here:

Subdivision and Appeal Board (SDAB)

  • SDAB is offering alternate arrangements to in-person hearings

  • If you have a hearing that is scheduled, you will be contacted by SDAB

  • Visit for more information

Construction and Inspections

  • Some construction sites may still be active and for now, this remains at the discretion of the builder 

  • Inspections of unoccupied residential and commercial construction sites will continue but may be at the discretion of the inspection officer

  • Inspections of occupied residential developments will only be conducted as required for exterior inspections or interruptions to utility services (e.g. power, water, natural gas) or pending occupancy (e.g. secondary suite)

  • Inspections will not be permitted on any site where anyone has been asked to self-isolate, is showing cold or flu symptoms, or has returned to Canada from outside the country since March 12 and has not yet completed the 14-day self isolation period

  • If you have concerns about construction in your neighbourhood, please call 311 (open 7am-7pm except on statutory holidays)

EFCL Offices:

7103 105 St NW
Edmonton, AB
T6E 4G8 Canada

P: +1.780.437.2913
F: +1.780.437.4710

Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 to 4:30