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.
Effective September 23rd, 2016 MGB’s new office address is:
1229 – 91st Street SW
Main switchboard and staff contact numbers remain unchanged.
Under some circumstances, municipalities apply to incorporate lands into their boundaries from other municipalities. The MGB makes recommendations to the Minister.
The MGB hears appeals of subdivision authority decisions when the land being subdivided is near bodies of water, highways, historical resources or sites, landfills, waste treatment or storage sites or is in the Green Area.
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 includes pipelines, wells, telecommunication systems and electrical power systems. Assessed persons or municipalities may file complaints with the MGB about linear property assessments.
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.
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:
- 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