Please note: As of July 18, 2016, the City of Chestermere does not allow encroachments on city roads or utility right of ways.
An encroachment is loosely defined as being any portion of a building, fence, driveway, retaining wall or
other structure which extends onto City property. The City has established a corporate policy for processing encroachment agreements.
The City owns parcels of land, including streets and lanes, public utility lots and parks. The City also has interests in privately-owned lands by way of easements. These easements are granted to the City to allow utility line(s) to be installed and maintained on, over or under privately-owned lands. The rights and privileges of both the property owner and the City are specified in the easement document registered on the property title.
Community Growth & Infrastructure ensures that encroachments do not adversely affect the City lands and easements. This happens when the City’s ability to maintain services is affected and/or when public access to City lands is restricted.
Formal approval is required from the City of Chestermere to protect the City and public utilities from existing or proposed encroachments. An encroachment agreement is issued for streets, lanes, City-titled lands and easements, if your property qualifies. Owners of the encroachment are required to enter into an agreement with the City or remove the encroachment.