Municipal Law

Municipal Law in Alberta encompasses a wide variety of issues before various boards, tribunals, and courts. The lawyers at Walsh LLP work with individuals in Municipal Law situations such as:

  • Contesting municipal property taxes,
  • Applying for a home-occupation business license,
  • Disputing the enforcement of a bylaw,
  • Applying to subdivide property,
  • Responding to an Annexation Order.

We also work with businesses in situations such as:

  • Applying for a Business License,
  • Contesting tax assessments,
  • Land use, planning, zoning and development matters,
  • Challenging municipal decisions and bylaws before the courts.

The lawyers at Walsh LLP also assist municipalities in taking action and interacting with individuals, businesses, and other municipalities by:

  • Appearing before boards and tribunals on behalf of municipalities;
  • Defending bylaws challenged in the Courts,
  • Assisting in the drafting of bylaws or bylaw amendments,
  • Negotiating and preparing agreements,

Our experience includes advising on matters before:

  • The Alberta Municipal Government Board
  • The City of Calgary Assessment Review Board
  • The City of Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
  • The City of Calgary Licensing and Community Standards Appeal Board
  • The City of Airdrie Subdivision and Development Appeal Board