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2018 to bring new, increased County fees

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The County of Grande Prairie has approved changes to some of its fees, rates, and charges. New for 2018 will be a new $100 fee to renew a development permit, which expire after 12 months if construction hasn’t started.

Permits are needed for almost all development in the County, other than making repairs, building farm buildings in the agricultural district, and certain decks. An exception is also made for up to two structures in a Residential District or an Urban Reserve District if they are less than 10 metres squared and not permanently attached to the ground.

Residents in the hamlets of Bezanson, La Glace, Teepee Creek and Valhalla will see their utility fees for water and sewage/wastewater go up by an average of three per cent. The cost to surrender an animal to the Grande Prairie Regional Animal Pound will also increase from $100 to $150.

The full updated schedule of fees, rates and charges will be posted on the County’s website in the beginning of 2018.

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