Fee Schedules


Vulcan County will charge fees for services as per bylaw 2016-001 Being a bylaw of Vulcan County in the Province of Alberta to establish fees for services and information in the possession of Vulcan County. 

Schedule "A"


Part 1: Fees for Administrative and General Purposes

  Assessment Information

  Parcel Description


  Detailed Assessment Statements


  Copy of Assessment Record


  Assessment Roll Inspection


  Assessment Appeal Fee (refundable upon successful appeal)

 $50.00 - $650.00

 Tax Certificate


 Tax Notification on properties  that have fallen into tax  arrears

 Registration fee


 Tax notification to third parties


 Advertising (Alberta Gazette listing & local media ad)

 Cost recovery

 Compliance Letter

 Residential / Farmland




 NSF or Returned Items Fee



 Municipal Development Plan


 Area Structure Plan


 Land Use Bylaw


 County Maps: Folded

 Wall Map

 Mailed Maps are cost of Map + Shipping



 $20.00 + cost of shipping

 General Information

 $1.00/page, $0.50/page over 100 pages

 FOIP Inquiries

 Initial fee $25.00, $50.00 if continuing request. If cost of producing copies and providing services exceeds $150, applicant pays  that cost also. Clerical services estimated at $6.75/1/4 hr, actual cost calculated upon inquiry.

 If applicant is applying for own personal information, fee is only cost of producing copy, if amount exceeds $10.

 *Variations may occur, and fees will be charged in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection  of Privacy  Regulation, AR  200/95,  as amended from time to time or any successor Regulation that sets fees  for requests from the Province.


 Signs on County property (1 plate + 1 post)

 “Slow: Children At Play” $125.00

 (Other traffic control signs at cost)

 + Installation at cost

 New Rural Addressing sign (2 plates + 1 post + installation)

 $180.00 + GST

 New Unit Address sign (1 plate + 1 post)

 $65.00 + GST

 (+$100.00 installation if needed)

 Name Plates (2 plates)

 $39.50 + GST


 Labour Rate


 Equipment Rate


 Travel Rate


 Aerial Photo/Posters

 $2.00/page up to size 11x17

 /$15.00/page up to size 36x42

 $25.00/page for all larger prints

Part 2: Planning and Development Fee Schedule




 Development Permits





 Up to 5,000 sq.ft.





 5,001 – 20,000 sq.ft.



 20,001 – 50,000 sq.ft.



 Over 50,000 sq.ft.



 Development Permits-For those who commence  Development prior to  obtaining permits





 Up to 5,000 sq.ft.



 5,001 – 20,000 sq.ft.



 20,001 – 50,000 sq.ft.



 Over 50,000 sq.ft.



 Statutory Plan Amendments / Land Use Bylaw

 (rezoning, text amendments, and  other)


 Subdivision Appeals

 $600.00 (Refundable upon successful  appeal)

 Development Appeals

 $600.00 (Refundable upon successful  appeal)

 Road Closure Application

 $1,000.00 (Refundable upon denial of First  Reading)

 Road Closure – Land Sale Fees (surveying, legal, etc.)

 Cost recovery

Part 3: Public Works Fee Schedule

 Sub-Surface Facilities

 $7,500.00 bond to be kept for one year if open trenching

 $450.00 + GST for Pipeline Crossing Agreement

                    (Developed Road)

 $300.00 + GST for Pipeline Crossing Agreement

                    (Undeveloped Road)

 Penalties for non-compliance will be double the original fee.

 Road Approach Construction Agreement  (Landowner - New)


 Road Approach Construction Agreement  (Resource - existing or new)


 $300.00 + GST



 $300.00 + GST



 Penalties for non-compliance will be double the original fee.

 Driveway Maintenance (snow ploughing  or blading)

 $75.00 per ½ hour


 Dust Abatement

 As per Material Cost Recovery for current year + 20% for labour and equipment costs

 Crushed Concrete



 Crushed Gravel

 $10.00/tonne for ratepayers, up to a maximum of 200  tonnes/ratepayer/yr

 $18.00/tonne for additional purchases by ratepayers

 $18.00/tonne for commercial purposes

 Pit Run


 Rock Compensation






 Rock Compensation

 Category I: Few rocks being mostly small in size

 $40.00-$70.00 / acre

 Category II: Somewhat significant number of rocks, some larger rocks  present.

 $71.00-$100.00 / acre

 Category III: Very significant number of rocks, mixture of large and medium rocks  or high numbers of small rocks.


 $101.00-$200.00 / acre

 Category IV: Extensive numbers of rocks, significant numbers of large  rocks, or  very large number of small rocks.

 $201.00-$400.00 / acre

 Used Culvert

 25% of Public Works new cost

Part 4: Agricultural Services Fees and Charges

 Compensation for crop damages


 Private Land Spraying

 At cost + 15%

 Roadside Spraying

 At industry cost

 Sale of Strychnine 2% LSC  At cost + 2%

 Agricultural Equipment Rental Charges (including GST)


 Per Day

 Other Charges


 Direct Grass Seeder (Sunflower)




 Pipe Laying Plow




 Brillion grass Seeder 8 ft /12 ft




 Tree Planter


 2 day maximum


 Tag Reader


 2 day maximum


 Bale Wrap Roller Unit




 Portable Cattle Loading Chute




 Skunk and Raccoon Traps    $20/Month  $100.00
 Cattle Scale  $75.00    
 Bale Processor  $100.00    $200.00

 An additional charge of up to $500.00 may be applied (at the discretion of the agricultural service board staff) if any agricultural services rental equipment is not  properly cleaned when  returned.

Part 5: Protective Services Fees and Charges

 Road Use Agreements

 Bond kept for one year: $20,000/mile oiled or paved and $5,000/mile graveled.

 Road Permit Fixed Municipal Fee

 All Permits required by carriers as per legislation

 $20.00/ per permit

 Road Permit Cancelation Fee

 All permits canceled by carrier

 $20.00/ per permit

 All fees and charges invoiced to Alberta Transportation for the recovery of costs for Highway responses services is based on the policies established and in effect by  Alberta Transportation at the time of incident.

 All fees and charges invoiced for non-highway incidents and non-permitted burning are based on the fee structure as per Alberta Transportation's policies for  response services at the time of the incident.

 Mutual Aid Fees and Charges:

 Engines/Pumpers (Up to five firefighters)

 Fires, collisions, gas leaks, rescues, etc.

 $500.00 / hr

 Tenders/Tankers (Includes two firefighters)

 Fires, collisions, gas leaks, rescues, etc.

 $300.00 / hr

 Rescue Trucks (Up to five firefighters)

 For numbered highway responses

 $600.00 / hr

 All other responses

 $500.00 / hr

 Rescue Boats (Up to two firefighters)

 $500.00 / hr

 Response Trucks (two to five firefighters)

 Personnel transport or shuttle and/or Medical or Dangerous Goods (DG) responses

 $200.00 / hr

 Command Vehicles (minimum one person)

 Scene support, traffic control, incident command, etc.

 $175.00 / hr

 Contract Equipment

 Track hoes, vac trucks, dozers, portable pumps, etc.

 At cost


 Foam, equipment, hoses, etc.

 At cost plus 25%

 Firefighter Wages

 Charged when apparatus not in use

 $35.00 / hr

 Chief Officer Wages

 Discretionary as needed

 $45.00 / hr

 Scene Security

 To maintain continuity of incidents for investigation purposes

 $150.00 / hr

 Administration Time

 Minimum one hours charge

 $75.00 / hr

 Dangerous Goods (DG) Assistance (up to five firefighters)

 As required or requested

 $500.00 / hr

 This Fee Structure is a guideline to facilitate fees and charges for our Mutual Aid Partners and recognition under our Mutual Aid Agreements.  Bylaw 2013-012  states in Section 16.2 “The fees and costs to be charged by the County for fire protection and emergency response services rendered are contained in the Fees and  Services Bylaw.” 

Vulcan County

Vulcan County, conveniently located in beautiful sunny southern Alberta, is a vibrant and progressive rural community with prime farming, ranching, residential, leisure and recreation opportunities. Strategically situated one hour south of Calgary and one hour north of Lethbridge, we offer a rich quality of life in a rural setting.

General Contact Info

 Box 180, 102 Centre St. Vulcan, AB
 (403) 485-2241
 (403) 485-2920

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