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Lot Grading FAQ

Lot grading is the shaping of the earth to allow surface water runoff to flow away from building foundations and to follow a pre-designed drainage path.

Yes, landscaping activities require a permit to ensure any proposed changes do not create water issues for the property and neighboring yards.

The permit application and inspections can prevent creating surface water issues due to landscaping activities.

Landscaping is any change that could stop, change or move the existing path of surface water within your property.

After we receiving your application an inspection will be conducted and if it is determined a permit is required the fee is $75.00.

12 months of the issuance of a lot grading permit or before occupancy of the home.

This stage must be initiated by within one year of the Rough Grade Approval.

Please email the lot grading certificate to permits@devon.ca or call 780-987-8313.

If your final grade inspection fails, you must correct the deficiencies noted in the report, and request a re-inspection. 

When problems arise, The Town encourages all residents to speak to their neighbours and try to be understanding in areas of construction. Topsoil is usually not washed onto adjacent lots intentionally and installing a temporary barricade can help correct the issue until the lot has been approved and the sod has been laid.

Landscaping deposits are usually held by the builder or the developer. Please contact your builder or developer for more information.

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