Fee Schedule

Vulcan County will charge fees for services as per bylaw 2016-001 Being a bylaw of Vulcan County in the Province of Alberta to establish fees for services and information in the possession of Vulcan County.

Schedule "A"


Part 1: Fees for Administrative and General Purposes

Assessment Information

Parcel Description


Detailed Assessment Statements


Copy of Assessment Record


Assessment Roll Inspection


Assessment Appeal Fee (refundable upon successful appeal)

$50.00 - $650.00

Tax Certificate


Tax Notification on properties that have fallen into tax arrears

Registration fee


Tax notification to third parties


Advertising (Alberta Gazette listing & local media ad)

Cost recovery

Compliance Letter

Residential / Farmland




NSF or Returned Items Fee



Municipal Development Plan


Area Structure Plan


Land Use Bylaw


County Maps: Folded

Wall Map

Mailed Maps are cost of Map + Shipping



$20.00 + cost of shipping

General Information

$1.00/page, $0.50/page over 100 pages

FOIP Inquiries

Initial fee $25.00, $50.00 if continuing request. If cost of producing copies and providing services exceeds $150, applicant pays that cost also. Clerical services estimated at $6.75/1/4 hr, actual cost calculated upon inquiry.

If applicant is applying for own personal information, fee is only cost of producing copy, if amount exceeds $10.

*Variations may occur, and fees will be charged in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Regulation, AR 200/95, as amended from time to time or any successor Regulation that sets fees for requests from the Province.


Signs on County property (1 plate + 1 post)

“Slow: Children At Play” $125.00

(Other traffic control signs at cost)

+ Installation at cost

New Rural Addressing sign (2 plates + 1 post + installation)

$180.00 + GST

New Unit Address sign (1 plate + 1 post)

$65.00 + GST

(+$100.00 installation if needed)

Name Plates (2 plates)

$39.50 + GST


Labour Rate


Equipment Rate


Travel Rate


Aerial Photo/Posters

$2.00/page up to size 11x17

/$15.00/page up to size 36x42

$25.00/page for all larger prints


art 2: Planning and Development Fee Schedule




Development Permits





Up to 5,000 sq.ft.





5,001 – 20,000 sq.ft.



20,001 – 50,000 sq.ft.



Over 50,000 sq.ft.



Development Permits-For those who commence Development prior to obtaining permits





Up to 5,000 sq.ft.



5,001 – 20,000 sq.ft.



20,001 – 50,000 sq.ft.



Over 50,000 sq.ft.



Statutory Plan Amendments / Land Use Bylaw

(rezoning, text amendments, and other)


Subdivision Appeals

$600.00 (Refundable upon successful appeal)

Development Appeals

$600.00 (Refundable upon successful appeal)

Road Closure Application

$1,000.00 (Refundable upon denial of First Reading)

Road Closure – Land Sale Fees (surveying, legal, etc.)

Cost recovery

Part 3: Public Works Fee Schedule

Sub-Surface Facilities

$7,500.00 bond to be kept for one year if open trenching

$450.00 + GST for Pipeline Crossing Agreement

                    (Developed Road)

$300.00 + GST for Pipeline Crossing Agreement

                    (Undeveloped Road)

Penalties for non-compliance will be double the original fee.

Road Approach Construction Agreement (Landowner - New)


Road Approach Construction Agreement (Resource - existing or new)


$300.00 + GST



$300.00 + GST



Penalties for non-compliance will be double the original fee.

Driveway Maintenance (snow ploughing or blading)

$75.00 per ½ hour


Dust Abatement

As per Material Cost Recovery for current year + 20% for labour and equipment costs

Crushed Concrete



Crushed Gravel

$10.00/tonne for ratepayers, up to a maximum of 200 tonnes/ratepayer/yr

$18.00/tonne for additional purchases by ratepayers

$18.00/tonne for commercial purposes

Pit Run


Rock Compensation






Rock Compensation

Category I: Few rocks being mostly small in size

$40.00-$70.00 / acre

Category II: Somewhat significant number of rocks, some larger rocks present.

$71.00-$100.00 / acre

Category III: Very significant number of rocks, mixture of large and medium rocks or high numbers of small rocks.


$101.00-$200.00 / acre

Category IV: Extensive numbers of rocks, significant numbers of large rocks, or very large number of small rocks.

$201.00-$400.00 / acre

Used Culvert

25% of Public Works new cost

Part 4: Agricultural Services Fees and Charges

Compensation for crop damages


Private Land Spraying

At cost + 15%

Roadside Spraying

At industry cost

Sale of Strychnine 2% LSC at Cost + 2%

Agricultural Equipment Rental Charges (including GST)


Per Day

Other Charges


RanchWorx Aerator $420.00   $420.00

Direct Grass Seeder (Sunflower)




Pipe Laying Plow




Brillion grass Seeder 8 ft /12 ft




Tree Planter


2 day maximum


Tag Reader


2 day maximum


Bale Wrap Roller Unit




Portable Cattle Loading Chute




Skunk and Raccoon Traps   $20/Month $100.00
Cattle Scale $75.00    
Bale Processor $100.00   $200.00

An additional charge of up to $500.00 may be applied (at the discretion of the agricultural service board staff) if any agricultural services rental equipment is not properly cleaned when returned.

Part 5: Protective Services Fees and Charges

Road Use Agreements

Bond kept for one year: $20,000/mile oiled or paved and $5,000/mile graveled.

Road Permit Fixed Municipal Fee

All Permits required by carriers as per legislation

$20.00/ per permit

Road Permit Cancelation Fee

All permits canceled by carrier

$20.00/ per permit

All fees and charges invoiced to Alberta Transportation for the recovery of costs for Highway responses services is based on the policies established and in effect by Alberta Transportation at the time of incident.

All fees and charges invoiced for non-highway incidents and non-permitted burning are based on the fee structure as per Alberta Transportation's policies for response services at the time of the incident

Mutual Aid Fees and Charges:

Engines/Pumpers (Up to five firefighters)

Fires, collisions, gas leaks, rescues, etc.

$500.00 / hr

Tenders/Tankers (Includes two firefighters)

Fires, collisions, gas leaks, rescues, etc.

$300.00 / hr

Rescue Trucks (Up to five firefighters)

For numbered highway responses

$600.00 / hr

All other responses

$500.00 / hr

Rescue Boats (Up to two firefighters)

$500.00 / hr

Response Trucks (two to five firefighters)

Personnel transport or shuttle and/or Medical or Dangerous Goods (DG) responses

$200.00 / hr

Command Vehicles (minimum one person)

Scene support, traffic control, incident command, etc.

$175.00 / hr

Contract Equipment

Track hoes, vac trucks, dozers, portable pumps, etc.

At cost


Foam, equipment, hoses, etc.

At cost plus 25%

Firefighter Wages

Charged when apparatus not in use

$35.00 / hr

Chief Officer Wages

Discretionary as needed

$45.00 / hr

Scene Security

To maintain continuity of incidents for investigation purposes

$150.00 / hr

Administration Time

Minimum one hours charge

$75.00 / hr

Dangerous Goods (DG) Assistance (up to five firefighters)

As required or requested

$500.00 / hr

This Fee Structure is a guideline to facilitate fees and charges for our Mutual Aid Partners and recognition under our Mutual Aid Agreements.  Bylaw 2013-012 states in Section 16.2 “The fees and costs to be charged by the County for fire protection and emergency response services rendered are contained in the Fees and Services Bylaw.”