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Development Incentives and Policies


Rimbey is an active center for the agricultural and oil field industry.  Rimbey is ideally located between Red Deer and Edmonton and has a trading area of about 15,000 population.  Highways 53 and 20 with several secondary roads leading to Rimbey and the Highway 2 corridor just 30 minutes away. The population of Rimbey (~2500) provides both a ready market and a stable labour supply. Rimbey has over 100 businesses to serve your every need.




To accommodate new development, there is an ample supply of residential lots available. Even with its proximity to larger centers, land prices have remained reasonable and affordable. The town continues to progress with total live property tax assessments in excess of 230,000,000. Development permits issued for 2008 exceeded 12.9 million with 24 new housing starts making Rimbey one of the fastest growing communities in Alberta.



icon Bylaw 888-13 Revised Brix Dev. Phase 1 Zoning 

icon Bylaw 886-13 Revised Brix Area Structure Plan
icon Bylaw 884/13 Johnson Estates Area Structure Plan



Town of Rimbey Summary of Planning Policies as per MGA 638.2

Current as of  November 26, 2019



Policy #


Date Effective



Public Participation Policy

May 22, 2018

The Public Participation Policy has been developed to recognize the value of public participation and create opportunities for meaningful public participation in decisions that directly impact the public.


TCA – Contributed Assets

February 10, 2009

Determines that asset valuation date of contributed assets which have been transferred or donated to the Town of Rimbey by another entity.

(See MDP Part 7, MDP Part 8)


Servicing Unserviced Lots for Water & Sewer

August 12, 1987

To ensure that provision of water & sewer services to previously unserviced lots be done at no expense to the Town. 

(See LUB 4.3, LUB 4.7, MDP Part 7, MDP Part 8, Policy 3207, Policy 3208)


Blockages & Breaks on Water & Sewer Lines

January 23, 2017

To provide guidelines for repair of service lines.

(See LUB 4.3, LUB 4.7, MDP Part 7, MDP Part 8, Policy 3207, Policy 3208)


Water Curbstops

January 23, 2017

To provide guidance to staff and residents on location and maintenance of water shut-off valves.

(See LUB 4.3, LUB 4.7, Policy 3205, Policy 3207)


Compliance Certificate Policy

January 23, 2017

Provide a consistent policy whereby requests for Compliance Certificates are received and processed.

(See LUB 2.2, LUB 8.1)


Addressing – Town of Rimbey

October 29, 1986

To ensure consistency in addressing new subdivisions in the Town of Rimbey.


Signs on Town Owned Property

September 25, 2018

The purpose of this policy is the display of advertisement signage on Town property.  The goal is to ensure signage displaying advertising materials located on Town property provide a safe, welcoming and respectful message while respecting the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

(See LUB 11.5)


Business Development Incentive Grant Program

September 12, 2011

Development incentive to encourage business growth within the community.

(See MDP Part 11)


Development Contributions Policy

September 12, 2011

The Town may provide contributions to development projects that will notably increase the Town tax base and provide viable long-term employment opportunities within the Town.

(See MDP Part 11)


Fire Hydrant Development Policy

September 12, 2011

Policy which ensures fire protection throughout the Town of Rimbey. Deals with cost sharing and guidelines for hydrant installation.

(See LUB 8.11, MDP Part 8)


Demolition Policy

November 26, 2019

To encourage demolition of derict buildings


Residential Spec Built Homes Policy

November 12, 2019

To encourage building of residential properties in the Town of Rimbey.



Notice of Discretionary Development Permits Approved


The Town of Rimbey Land-Use Bylaw provides that any person claiming to be affected by a decision of the Development Officer may appeal by serving written notice to the Town of Rimbey within twenty-one (21) days after notice of the decision is given.

An appeal fee of $250.00 must be submitted and is non-refundable.  Appeals may be sent to the following address:

                                  Town of Rimbey

                                 Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

                                 Box 350

                                 Rimbey, AB  T0C 2J0

 Or by email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by fax:  403-843-6599.


 Design Standards


 icon 2008 Design Standards



Municipal Development Plan


icon 910 15 Municipal Development Plan





Future development in recreation will be planned and strategized around the findings in the 2013 Recreation Master Plan.  

icon Recreation Master Plan






icon Central Alberta Economic Indicators 2015
icon Town of Rimbey Economic Indicators 2015

icon Rimbey 2014 Economic Indicator Report

Rimbey 2013 Economic Indicator Report



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