As part of a real estate transaction, your lending agency may request a compliance certificate from the municipality to certify that the property meets applicable conditions and bylaws.
Due to high application volume we are currently quoting 20-25 business day turnaround
Please be advised of the following changes to the Compliance Letter review process:
- The Town of Cochrane will no longer accept requests to enter into an encroachment agreement where a building or structure encroaches into public property or a Town owned easement or right-of-way.
- The Town of Cochrane will no longer re-issue a compliance letter once the issue causing the initial non-compliance has been addressed. In such cases, the applicant must re-apply to obtain a compliance letter from the Town
Compliance verification includes:
- Review of the regulations in Cochrane's Land Use Bylaw for various types of improvements on the land (i.e. house, deck, garage etc.), including setbacks and parking
- Review of encroachments into easements, rights-of-way and municipal properties (i.e. roads, lanes and parks, etc.)
- Ensuring applicable development permits were issued for structures on-site (eg. house, garage, shed, deck)
Verification does not include:
- Review of fences, walls or any other encroachments between private property owners
- Completion of building permit requirements under the Alberta Building Code
Thinking about requesting a compliance certificate?
Step 1: Fill out a Compliance Certificate Application Form
Step 2: Submit your application form with the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- PDF copy of the Real Property Report (no more than 365 days old)
- encroachment agreement (if applicable)
- the appropriate fee(listed on the application form)
- acceptable methods of payment are: in-person debit, cheque, Visa or Mastercard or credit card over the phone
What happens next?
If we require clarification or a revised RPR, we will contact you and/or the surveyor.
Once we conclude our review we will email you the results.