Appeal Hearing

What Happens When an Appeal Is Filed?
The appeal must be heard by the Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (ISDAB) within 30 days of submission. The Board must hold a public hearing. Five days prior to the public hearing the appellant, the appellant and other affected persons will be notified in writing. If you are unable to attend the scheduled meeting, please attempt to arrange for the hearing to be rescheduled by contacting the ISDAB secretary at:
301 Centre Avenue W
Box 10
Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0

Every appeal to the ISDAB is advertised in the weekly newspaper at least 5 days prior to the hearing. Five days before a public hearing you may pick up a copy of the Agenda Package on your appeal at the Town of Black Diamond:
301 Centre Avenue W
Box 10
Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0

Appeal Hearing
  • If you file an appeal you are expected to make a verbal presentation to the ISDAB. You may have someone speak on your behalf. If you wish to have your submission included in the ISDAB agenda package, please submit it to the Secretary of the Board at:
    301 Centre Avenue W
    Box 10
    Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0
    Five working days prior to the hearing. Large submissions presented the night of the hearing may cause the hearing to be postponed while the Board reviews the submissions.
  • The Board suggests that all speakers limit their presentation to 5 minutes. The Board only hears the relevant planning matters of the appeal. If you stray from them, the Board will let you know.
  • The ISDAB must give a written decision together with the reasons for the decision within 15 days of concluding the hearing.
Note: Certain subdivision appeals fall under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Government Board rather than the local Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. Please call 403-427-4864 for questions regarding the Municipal Government Board.

This fact sheet has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various regulations currently in effect. Users are advised to contact the Planning and Development Department for more information. The Town of Black Diamond accepts no responsibility for persons relying solely on this information.