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Approval is required to widen your residential driveway. Only those areas approved by the Development Authority may be hard surfaced and/or utilized for parking motor vehicles. Hard surfacing means asphalt, concrete, paving stone or similar material but not gravel. To modify or move your commercial driveway - please contact our Engineering Services Department.
Remember - your property does not extend all the way to the sidewalk or curb. The road right-of-way is owned by the City of Grande Prairie and includes the road, sidewalk and boulevard, and part of what may appear as your property.
To widen your driveway across the road right-of-way, add an extra parking stall or create a new driveway, please submit a Driveway Request Application (located on our Permit Application page) to the Planning and Development Department either in person at 9505 112 Street or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A crossing permit will be required if your driveway width has been approved. In some cases, a barricade and excavation permit may be required, and should be obtained through a contractor with “proof of a minimum of $2 million liability insurance coverage”. For additional information, please contact the Engineering Services Department at 780-357-8750 or via email at email@example.com.
The Land Use Bylaw helps regulate the neighbourhood you live in by controlling the use and development of land and buildings. The bylaw helps controls the activity on a property as well, including driveway widths.
Land Use District
Lot width required for a 3-Car Garage (Minimum):
Driveway width in conjunction with a 3-Car Garage (Maximum):
RS, RR, RG, RT
Single Detached Dwelling
60% of lot width, not to exceed 10m
70% of lot width, not to exceed 10m
RS, RT, RC
RS, RG, RT, RC
60% of lot width, or 6m/unit, whichever is greater
RS - Small Lot Residential
RR - Restricted Residential
RG - General Residential
RT - Residential Transition
RC - Low /Medium Density Residential
Please see the Land Use Bylaw C-1260 for more information
For more information, call 780.538.0325
This is a general guide and has no legal status. It cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws and policies currently in effect. The City of Grande Prairie accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information.
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