All municipalities in Alberta are required to have a land use bylaw. This bylaw is the primary tool used to regulate land use and development, and allows the county to issue development permits.
Leduc County's Land Use Bylaw divides the municipality into districts, which primarily set rules for where development can happen, what types of development are permitted and what kind of activities can happen in the building or on the land.
Districts can also include regulations about building appearance and design, landscaping, the height, size and location of buildings, parking, loading, fences or walls, signs and lighting.
Having these standards contributes to healthy, safe, functional and appealing communities, and ensures that the location and forms of physical development within the community are compatible with each other.