Processes exist for applicants, municipalities and, in some cases, other interested parties, to appeal certain decisions, permits and approvals. Appeals may also be allowed if decisions are not made within certain time limits, or if a party objects to the terms or conditions attached to some decisions. The following lists areas where appeals may be possible:
- architectural control districts
- development permits
- demolition control districts
- direct control districts
- holding provisions under zoning bylaws
- interim development control
- minor variances
- servicing agreements
- development levies and servicing fees
- subdivision applications
- request for additional information during subdivision review
- orders to repair or correct contraventions under The Municipalities Act or The Planning and Development Act, 2007
If you want to appeal a decision or error made respecting an application for a development permit, or you want to contest a repair order issued by a municipality, your first appeal must be made to the Development Appeals Board appointed by the council of the municipality in which your land is located. Any party not satisfied with a decision may be eligible to further appeal. This is explained further in the Information Sheet and the Development Appeals Board Guide.
If you want to appeal a decision made on a subdivision application, the time it is taking to get a decision on a subdivision application, or the terms or conditions in a proposed servicing agreement, you may be eligible to file an appeal with the provincial Planning Appeals Committee of the Saskatchewan Municipal Board. For more details, see the information sheet and appeal guide below.
It is your choice as to whether or not to have a representative. You may have legal counsel, a land surveyor, a planning consultant or anyone else you feel will adequately present your case.
This information provided here is only a guide; the actual wording given in legislation must be used, and it is recommended a solicitor be contacted for advice.