Development Permits & Land Use Bylaw

All Development Permit and Safety Codes Permit applications for the Town of Bowden should be made directly to the Red Deer County planning office.

Permit application forms and checklists can be found on the Planning & Development page of the Red Deer County website

Permits for Building, Electrical, Gas, Plumbing & Fire should also be obtained from Red Deer County.

For general information on Safety Codes please refer to the Alberta Safety Codes Council website


The Town must produce a Land Use Bylaw as a requirement of the Municipal Government Act. 

A Land Use Bylaw sets out the regulation for land development within the Municipality including zoning and permit applications that determine what types of uses may occur on your property.

The Town is proposing changes to the current Land Use Bylaw which was last updated in full in 2012. 

Changes are now necessary to align the Town with current Land Use practices and regulations.

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 6.30pm virtually via ZOOM Meeting. 

Please contact the Town Office for details of how to join this meeting.

You should join this public meeting should you wish to provide comment and make suggestions on the proposed changes.