What is Lot Grading?

Lot grading is the contour of the surface of your lot. The lot grading should generally direct water away from the foundation and toward public property.

On December 18, 2017, the Lot Grading Bylaw C-1240 was repealed and replaced with Bylaw C-1366, bringing in changes to allow for better management of both residential and commercial lot grading.

The City of Grande Prairie’s Lot Grading Bylaw C-1366 requires any new residential or commercial development to obtain a lot grading permit and design the lot elevations on their parcel in accordance to the approved drainage plan and Bylaws C-1366 and C-1241.

Any redevelopment or work being done on a parcel that may alter the established drainage is required to obtain either a lot grading permit or a Lot Grading Letter of Review and must also abide by these bylaws.


Lot Grading Bylaw C-1366

Drainage Bylaw C-1241

Surface Drainage Problems (PDF 864KB)

Witness Statement Form

Lot Grading Issues Brochure (PDF 1229KB)

Spring/Fall Drainage Tips (PDF 1960KB)

Footing Elevation Certificate

Residential Lot Grading Permit Application

Commercial Lot Grading Permit Application

Sample Plot Plan
Sample Stakeout Plan
Sample Grade Certificate

Residential Properties

Commercial Properties