Restoring and Rebuilding
Mackenzie County is here to support flood-affected residents in restoring and repairing homes, businesses, and communities. Flood-affected properties identified to be habitable within 180 days have been issued temporary permits that are valid until October 1, 2021.
Mackenzie County Council has approved development permit restrictions for Fort Vermilion residences within the hamlet’s floodplain zone. Temporary development permits can be obtained for the following repair work:
- Insulation and vapor barrier on exterior walls;
- Insulation, sealing, and sheeting dividing walls between multi-unit dwellings to meet Minimum Requirements;
- HVAC, plumbing, heating, and electrical work to restore functionality to pre-flood functionality;
- Temporary, unfinished walls to define bedrooms and bathrooms.
Affected residents can call 780-927-3718 to obtain their development or safety codes permits including building, gas, plumbing, and electrical.
Development Permit fees are an eligible expense under the Government of Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program. Any home mitigation measures initiated by property owners without prior approval through the Disaster Recovery Program will likely jeopardize future eligibility or may not be reimbursed through DRP.
The moratorium remains in place restricting development on all properties within the areas impacted by the flood in Mackenzie County. No Development Permits will be issued on vacant properties or for rebuilds until further notice. Additional development restrictions may be imposed as the mitigation strategy is developed.