How to file an appeal

Filing Appeals
Until further notice our office is closed but it is not necessary to come to the SDAB’s office to file an appeal.
You can do this online. Please note that the deadlines for filing a notice of appeal still apply.

To appeal a decision of The City of Calgary Planning Department you must submit a Notice of Appeal form and $200 filing fee within the filing deadline. All appellants must be identified by name when filing subdivision and development appeals. The appeal filing fee is refundable if an appeal is withdrawn prior to the commencement of the hearing, or at the discretion of the Board if the hearing has commenced.

SDAB appeals can be filed in the following manner:

Submitting an appeal online

Filing an appeal online is easy with CITYonline. With credit card in hand, follow this link to proceed with filing an SDAB appeal online. You will need to register for a CITYonline account. The simplest and quickest way to do this is to register as an individual (even if you are filing an appeal on behalf of a business). The system will provide you with an email containing your username and password. You will need this information to conclude your filing. Once you have completed the form, you will have to checkout your shopping cart.

If you should run into difficulties with CITYonline, please call 403-268-5312 during business hours (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) or, after hours, call 3-1-1: they may be able to assist you with CITYonline. If you continue to have problems filing your appeal online you can email and someone will contact you the next business day. You may also choose to file your appeal by paper Notice of Appeal form.

Submitting an appeal in person/mail

The Notice of Appeal form and fee can be submitted as indicated below.

Deliver to:

Calgary Appeal Boards
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
4th Floor, 1212 31 Avenue NE
(DJ3 building)
Calgary, AB T2E 7S8
Cash, Cheque, or Debit only


City Cashiers,
City of Calgary, Municipal Building,
3rd Floor, 800 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5
Cash, Cheque, or Debit only

Mail to: Calgary Appeal Boards
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (#8110),
P.O. Box 2100, Station M,
Calgary AB T2P 2M5

Cheques made payable to The City of Calgary

Regardless of the method of submission, the appeal must be received on or before the final date of appeal. In accordance with the SDAB Bylaw 25P95, an appeal is deemed not to have been filed and will not be scheduled for a hearing before the Board, unless the specified fee accompanies the completed Notice of Appeal form.

The information contained herein is intended for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. For certainty, you should consult the Municipal Government Act and other related statutes and regulations.