The Municipal Government Board is an independent and impartial quasi-judicial board established under the Municipal Government Act to make decisions about land planning and assessment matters.

 Annexations

Under some circumstances, municipalities apply to incorporate lands into their boundaries from other municipalities. The MGB makes recommendations to the Minister.

Subdivision Appeals

The MGB hears appeals of subdivision authority decisions when the land being subdivided is near water, highways, landfills, waste treatment or storage sites or is in the Green Area.

Intermunicipal Disputes
 

Disputes between municipalities, where one municipality is of the opinion that it will suffer a detrimental effect, based on the land-use bylaw or statutory plan adopted by another municipality. 

Linear Property Assessment Complaints

Linear property includes pipelines, wells, telecommunication systems and electrical power systems. Assessed persons or municipalities may file complaints with the MGB about linear property assessments.

Equalized Assessment Complaints

Municipalities may appeal equalized assessments to the MGB. An equalized assessment aims to make sure that municipal assessments across Alberta are calculated consistently for the purposes of requisitioning taxes and calculating grants.

Composite Assessment Review Board



MGB members also act as presiding officers for municipally administered Composite Assessment Review Board (CARB) panels.

Other MGB investigations and dispute resolution services:

  - Disaster Recovery Program Referrals
  - Conflicts between municipalities and housing management bodies
  - Regional service commission disputes 
  - Disputes involving municipal planning rules and NRCB/ERCB/AEUB/AUC authorizations
  - Any other matters referred to the MGB by the Minister or the Lieutenant Governor

MGB Rules of Procedure:

The following rules are effective January 1, 2013 and replace the former MGB Procedure Guide.

Annexation Rules

Subdivision Rules

Intermunicipal Dispute Rules

Linear Assessment and Equalized Assessment Complaints Rules

Residual Rules

Other Related Links:

MGB Organizational Chart

CANLII


Contact Information:

Municipal Government Board
15th Floor, Commerce Place,
10155 - 102 Street NW
Edmonton AB, T5J 4L4

Phone:  780-427-4864
Fax:       780-427-0986
email:    mgbmail@gov.ab.ca