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Development & Building Bylaws

New Building Bylaw

Please be advised that pursuant to Section 4 of the Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act, the R.M. of Mervin No. 499 has a legal obligation to enforce and administer the Act through the adoption of a Building Bylaw for the health, safety or welfare of persons.  **Effective April 1, 2016, the R.M. of Mervin has adopted Bylaw No. 2016-03, known as the Building Bylaw, which requires the following:

  1. Completion of applicable permit(s): Building Permit, Relocation Permit; Demolition Permit
  2. One or more of the above permits are required for all residential, commercial and industrial buildings.  New primary farm residences will be required to complete a Building Permit and be inspected by a Building Inspector.
  3. Prepayment of Required Building Inspections to the R.M. of Mervin in order to have permit approved.
  4. Inspections from the R.M. of Mervin’s Building Inspector.

Ratepayers should be aware that the requirements of a building permit also requires the submission of a Development Permit and subsequent Real Property Surveyor’s Report (if required) to ensure that the location and intent of the development meets with the surrounding land uses.  The Building Permit is to ensure that the physical construction meets the National Building Code Standards for public safety.

Zoning Bylaw

Description:   The purposes of a Zoning Bylaw are to control the use of land for providing for the amenity of the area within the council’s jurisdiction and for the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the municipality.  This municipal document provides the rules and regulations for the implementation of the municipal policies outlined in the RM’s OCP.


Mervin-Zoning-Bylaw-Consolidation.-Bylaw-94-4 – January 18, 2022

Zoning Bylaw Map. Jun 8 2015

Zoning District Map

RV yard setback requirements