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Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (SDAB)

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30am-12Noon and 1pm-4:30pm

ISDAB Hearing Dates and Decisions

You may click here for information on the Board's hearing processes & packages.

Hearing Date File under appeal Decision
August 17, 2023 Appeal against proposed liquor store refusal (Development Permit 009-23) located at Lot 8-10, Block 8, Plan 2945AD (4833-50 Ave)

August 28, 2023

March 31, 2020 Appeal against proposed height variance from 33' to maximum 35' for a Dwelling, Landscaping, Drainage Plan (Development Permit 004-20) located at Lot 13, Block 1, Plan 0424238 (5749-43 Ave)

April 14, 2020

April 24, 2019 Appeal against proposed cannabis store & fascia sign (Development Permit 051-18) located at Lot 15, Block 1, Plan 7632AE (5121-50 Ave)

May 9, 2019


Hearing panel

The Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (ISDAB) is an independent tribunal established by Town Council that hears appeals relating to:

  • Decisions of the Development Authority regarding development permit applications
  • Enforcement orders issued by the Development Authority
  • Decisions of the Subdivision Authority regarding subdivision applications

A hearing panel is made up of members-at-large citizens living in the St. Paul area and 1 Councillor. The decisions of the Board are final and cannot be overturned unless the Board makes an error in some aspect of law or jurisdiction.

The SDAB meets as required.

Each member & clerk must have completed the required training program & assessment of learning to be able to sit on a panel.  A refresher training is required every 3 years.

Filing an appeal

Please complete this form and return it within the legislated (21 days for development permits and 14 days for subdivisions) time frame.

Attention: Secretary of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
Address: 2nd Floor, Town Hall, 5101-50 Street

After an appeal is filed

Once an appeal is filed, a hearing will be scheduled within 30 days.  At least 5 days’ notice of the hearing will be given to those persons specified in the Municipal Government Act and the Town's Land Use Bylaw. 

The Board conducts its hearings in a manner that may resemble court proceedings.  The Board tries to keep the process informal, however procedures are set out to promote fairness for all parties.  The hearing and evidence submitted are public.  

The Board will give its decision in writing together with reasons for the decision within 15 days after concluding the hearing.


Recordings (audio or visual) at the Hearing are prohibited.

Paper copies available at the hearing

In an effort to reduce paper, only one printed copy of the "Agenda - File Contents" will be available at the delegation table for reference to refer to when presenting to the Board. 

If you need, please bring a copy of the printed materials for your own reference.


Click here for a copy of the bylaw.

Court of Appeal

A decision of the Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (ISDAB) may be appealed to the Court of Appeal on a question of law or jurisdiction.