Planning & Development is a diverse department here at Big Lakes County. It combines many different sectors and professions to improve our communities and to help build a better future.

Together we strive to make a difference in our communities today and tomorrow.

Please note, all safety codes permits (building, electrical, gas, plumbing, private sewage) are issued on the County’s behalf through The Inspections Group Inc.

Learn about the Planning and Developing departments servicing standards here.

Big Lakes County and the Town of High Prairie have developed an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) & Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The IDP provides an opportunity for collaboration on matters important to both the County and Town including service provision, land use, environmental protection, and future development patterns.

The objectives of the IDP are:
  • Comply with all IDP requirements;
  • Engage with community members and stakeholders in all parts of the project;
  • Identify options for service provision between the County and Town; and
  • Identify future land uses for the IDP area and establish regulations for intermunicipal referrals.