Land Use Bylaw Rewrite

The new Land Use Bylaw was adopted by Council on June 14, 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated in the process of developing this new bylaw. 

Land Use Bylaw

Information Session

The Town hosted an online information session May 13. and the recording is available here:

Land Use Bylaw Map

The previous Okotoks Land Use Bylaw was adopted in 1998. At that time, Council had recently adopted a finite growth model premised on managing growth within the carrying capacity of the Sheep River.  A lot has changed since 1998. Since that time the Town has shifted from a finite growth model to a continued growth philosophy, undertaken a large annexation, and adopted a new Municipal Development Plan, which sets a new direction for the future growth of Okotoks. The new Land Use Bylaw reflects the vision of the MDP and is a more user friendly, succinct document that will support future growth.

To ensure that the new Land Use Bylaw considers the impacts and opportunities for Okotoks residents and stakeholders, a two phase engagement process was undertaken to solicit feedback from residents, businesses and affected stakeholders in the drafting and refinement of the bylaw.

Phase 2: November 17 to December 8, 2020

The second phase of engagement solicited feedback on the draft bylaw to see if we got it right and to determine what adjustments needed to be made to the draft document.

Phase 2: What we heard report

Phase 2: Engagement summary

Phase 1: January 20 to February 14, 2020

The first phase of engagement occurred in February 2020 and the feedback received informed the development of an initial draft bylaw in November 2020.  

Phase 1: Summary


LUB timeline


Last Updated: July 15, 2022