Municipal Government Board

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.


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.

MGB also adminsiters the provincial Assessment Review Board Member and Clerk Training Program.


Other MGB investigations and dispute resolution services:

MGB Rules of Procedure:

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

Other Related Links:

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