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Effective January 1, 2016, all Development Permits and Safety Code Permit applications within the Town of Bowden will be made directly to Red Deer County. Click here to learn more.

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2101 - 20 Avenue, Box 338
Bowden AB T0M 0K0
Ph: 403-224-3395
Fax: 403-224-2244

Residential, commercial, and industrial property available in Bowden.

Land Use Bylaw | Municipal Development Plan | Intermunicipal Development Plan
Municipal Planning Commission | Area Structure Plans

Bowden's excellent location offers the small town benefits only minutes from the city and therefore, has become an appealing bedroom community of Alberta's closest cities. Lot prices, reasonable taxation and service costs offer an affordable quality of living standards often unattainable in larger cities.

A relatively new residential development, Destination Greens, offers 63 acres of prime development land strategically located adjacent to the golf course. This development will soon play a key role in Bowden's growth, and an attractive and balanced selection of single family homes are available in this exciting subdivision.

On occasion, the Town of Bowden has residential, commercial, or industrial lots for sale. To see a report on any of these listings, please check out our Business, Labour & Real Estate page.

Development Summaries, 2008 – 2012

Are you a Developer, Entrepreneur, Business Owner or Real Estate Agent with questions about economic development potentials in Bowden?

Greg Skotheim, CAO, Town of Bowden
Phone: 403-224–3395
Fax: 403-224–2244

Effective January 1, 2016, all Development Permit and Safety Codes Permit applications within the Town of Bowden will be made directly to Red Deer County.

The Development Services staff of Red Deer County seek to provide a comfortable and straightforward experience for our customers when processing building or development applications. By providing guidance and information on regulations, stakeholders in the community will be able to make informed choices.

The telephone number for all Subdivision, Development, Planning and Safety Codes inquiries is (403) 350-2170. Fax: (403) 346-9840. Their mailing address is:
Red Deer County Office
38106 Range Road 275
Red Deer County AB T4S 2L9

Permit application forms and checklists will be on the Red Deer County website as of January 4th. They can be accessed via the link:

Safety Codes information can be found at: You will also find valuable information in regards to typical building projects here.

Calling ahead to the Red Deer County office and making an appointment is the best way to ensure same day service. Currently the County office accepts cheque, money order, cash or debit when paying for permits.

Directions to the Red Deer County Office from Bowden are as follows:
Travel North on the QE2 until the 32nd Street overpass exit (Red Deer) and head west; the Red Deer County Centre is located behind the Crossroads Church which is clearly visible from Highway 2.

There is a drop box located beside the main doors if anyone wants to drop off applications outside of their business hours of 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday. They are closed during statutory holidays.

Land Use Bylaw
Land Use Zoning District Map
Land Use Bylaw 08-2012 Amendment #01 (Bylaw 06-2013)
Land Use Bylaw Amendment 04-2018

For further information please contact Jade Prefontaine, Development Officer at 403-224-3395.

Along with Parkland Community Planning Services, Bowden Town Council developed and adopted a new Municipal Development Plan in June 2004. The goal of the MDP is to guide all future growth and development to ensure that it occurs in an appropriate manner, and is based on community desires and aspirations. This plan addresses issues such as future land uses, growth patterns, provision of services, recreational opportunities, and much more. It also serves as the basis for future discussions with Red Deer County in preparation of an Intermunicipal Development Plan. If you have any questions about Bowden's MDP, please contact Town Office.

Municipal Development Plan

Red Deer County and the Town of Bowden have been preparing an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). This plan deals with land in and around the Town of Bowden and will serve as a tool for coordinating future land uses and development between the two municipalities. Further information, contact Parkland Community Planning Services at 403-343-3394 or Red Deer County Planning Services at 403-350-2150.

Intermunicipal Development Plan

An Area Structure Plan guides future development in a given area of a community. Listed below is a list of those ASPs designed for areas in Bowden.

East Bowden ASP
    Part 1
    Part 2
Destination Greens ASP
    Destination Greens ASP Figure 1
    Destination Greens ASP Figure 2
    Destination Greens ASP Figure 3
    Destination Greens ASP Figure 4
    Destination Greens ASP Figure 5
    Destination Greens ASP Figure 6
    Destination Greens ASP Figure 7

The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) meets regularly to consider development applications made under the Town of Bowden's Land Use Bylaw, and to either approve, with or without conditions, or refuse such applications. The MPC is made up of members of Council and the public. The MPC advises Council with respect to achieving orderly, economical and beneficial development, use of land and patterns of human settlement, and to maintain and improve the quality of the physical environment within which the patterns of settlement are situated in the town.

MPC Minutes will be posted here upon acceptance.

October 15, 2019
September 9, 2019
June 24, 2019
June 10, 2019
January 14, 2019

April 9, 2018

November 14, 2017
July 24, 2017
March 13, 2017
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November 28, 2016
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June 27, 2016
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September 14, 2015
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May 26, 2014
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October 28, 2013
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August 13, 2012
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February 27, 2012

September 12, 2011
June 13, 2011
April 25, 2011

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