Permits & Applications

Applying for a development permit

Development permit applications may be submitted in advance prior to applying for safety code permit applications. Development must be started and diligently pursued within 12 months of the date of the development permit approval. If Safety Code permits are required, you must apply prior to beginning your project.

You must apply for a development permit for:

Development permits are regulated by Hinton’s Land Use Bylaw. A development permit allows a specific type of use on a parcel of land.

You can use our online mapping system to gather information on your property such as zoning, dimensions and legal address. If you have any questions or require help filling out an application, contact or call/visit our office.

Non-Residential Tax Incentives

To encourage new development and redevelopment of non-residential properties within the Town by offering those property owners a structured tax incentive to enhance and improve their properties. 

5-year term with varying exemptions over the life of the program: 

  • Year 1 – 100% exemption 
  • Year 2 – 100% exemption 
  • Year 3 – 75% exemption 
  • Year 4 – 50% exemption 
  • Year 5 – 25% exemption 

Note: Exemption to start the year after completion of the renovations and or expansion.

For more information on Bylaw 1161 click here

Application Form for Non-Residential Tax Incentives

For more information on Non-Residential Tax Incentives contact Economic Development Officer Scott Kovatch by email or 780-865-6075.

Fire Safety Plan 

A Fire Safety Plan sets out specific items for inclusions to provide a safe environment for workers and outline emergency procedures at sites where construction, alteration and demolition are occurring. These provisions also ensure that hazard control measures are in place and maintenance of firefighting measures and systems required elsewhere in Alberta Fire Code.  

When do I need a Building Permit?

Local bylaws and provincial regulation govern when you need a permit.  This may vary with the circumstances of your project.  It's always best to check with the Town before starting any new work.