Setting up a Cannabis Retail Store

Development Permit for Cannabis Retail Stores

Beaumont will begin accepting Development Permits for Cannabis Retail Stores on a first-come, first served basis as of August 15, 2018. The following shall accompany an application for a cannabis retail use development permit:

  • An application for a retail license deemed eligible by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission;
  • Authorization from the owner of the property location;
  • A site plan and store layout;
  • Signage details;
  • Applicable fees as noted below.

Development Permits will not be issued until after the Land Use Bylaw has been amended to include this use. Adoption of those changes is scheduled for August 28, 2018. This early application timeline will allow Administration to review and provide feedback to applicants to facilitate an approved application. Building permits may also be submitted at the same time.

The Development Permit form and the Standard Authorization letter have been attached for your use.

Application Fees for 2018

Type of FeeCost
Development Permit Fee$250
Notification Fee$106
Building Permit FeeCalculated at $6.37/$1,000 of Construction Value
Safety Codes Fee4% of the Building Permit Fee
General Contractors Business License for the Construction0.25% of the construction value to a maximum of $530

*Electrical, plumbing and gas permits and fees are separate and may be pulled by those applicable trades

Application for the business license for the retail store shall be applied for a minimum of 1 week prior to the opening of the business.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Current Planning service area at