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The City's Annexation Bid Has Been Granted - Effective January 1, 2016 
The Provincial Government has issued the order, reflecting Cabinet's approval of the City's annexation application. Additional information and answers to frequently asked questions will be posted as it becomes available.

>> Click here to read the media release <<
>> Click here to read the Provincial order in Council <<

Rural Service Area Guide

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For residents impacted by annexation, download this comprehensive guide that provides up-to-date information about the annexed area's transition to the City.
This guidebook includes:

   • Key contacts
   • Information on emergency services
   • Profiles on Council members
   • Details on how property taxes will be affected by annexation
   • Land use zoning information
   • Business licensing details
   • Lifestyle issue impacts
   • Updates on solid waste disposal
   • Snow removal and road maintenance background
   • School information
   • Responses to frequently asked questions

Download the Rural Service Area Guide (PDF, 3MB)

What is annexation?

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Annexation is the act of transferring land from one municipality into another municipality. This is not taking ownership of this land; it is just a change in jurisdiction.

The City is proposing to change the jurisdiction of 6,300 hectares of land from the County of Grande Prairie.

Download the City Boundary Map effective January 1, 2016 (PDF, 1292 KB)

Why Annexation?

Grande Prairie is a vibrant, growing, young community. City Council and Administration are working hard to maintain these qualities for the long-term future.

To grow, the City requires additional lands to attract industrial and commercial development within its boundaries. Industrial development provides a strong, viable tax base to fund more infrastructure, facilities and services.

Why do we need the land?

As our community and region continues to prosper, the City and existing commercial properties will face increasing demands to ensure these can be delivered on an ongoing basis to support growing families and strong neighbourhoods.

County of Grande Prairie residents and people who live in the region benefit from all that we have to offer at no additional cost.

 City Panorama

Revised on January 14, 2016

Last updated: 5/16/2017 11:40:57 AM