—— Welcome to ——

THE UN-CITY EXPERIENCE

FOR RESIDENTS

FOR BUSINESSES

FOR VISITORS

GOVERNANCE

contact-county3-768x904

ABOUT THE COUNTY

The County of St. Paul is a people-focused, close-knit region with a population of just over 6400, a community of 1200 farms, 32 oil & gas companies and is located 208km northeast of Edmonton.

The Town of St. PaulTown of Elk Point and Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay lie within the County boundaries but have their own governance. There are numerous hamlets such as Ashmont, Heinsburg, Mallaig, Lafond, Lindbergh, Lottie Lake, St. Edouard, St. Lina, and St. Vincent which form part of the County.

We're a community that shares in your values. We work to live our core values in everything we do: we’ll be honest and transparent (even when it’s tough), we’ll be fair, we’ll share in and work towards success, we’ll be welcoming, and when it comes down to it we care. We’re not the city, we’re the un-city.

 


COUNTY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 
Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch
Closed on all Statutory Holidays

 

PUBLIC WORKS SHOP
Hours - Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed from noon to 12:20 for lunch
Closed on all Statutory Holidays

Payment to the County can also be made through the Drop Box located at the front door of the Administration Office (no cash please), by mail, through financial institutions and through on-line payment options. Drop Box payments will be processed on business days.

 

 

NEVER MISS A COUNTY UPDATE

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to receive the latest updates on county news,
public works notices, event updates and more!

May 19, 2020 Development Permits Issue

TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permits were decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, June 9, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by…

Learn More

May 18, 2022 Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permits were decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, June 8, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by…

Learn More

County of St. Paul Annual General Meeting

County Council will be holding an Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the County Public Works Shop located at 5618 – 57 street, St. Paul. Council will to address any questions you might have about this year’s budget, taxes, or other. Everyone is invited to attend!

Learn More

Assessment Open House

The County of St. Paul will hold an OPEN HOUSE to discuss any inquiries you may have regarding your property assessment. The Open House will be held on: Wednesday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, June 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the County of St. Paul Administration office…

Learn More

Victoria Day – Monday, May 23

The County of St. Paul Administration Office and Public Works Office will be closed on Monday, May 23 in recognition of Victoria Day. In an emergency, please contact the Public Works Emergency After Hours phone number:  780-645-0557

Learn More

Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE  that the following Development Permits have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, May 27, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by serving Notice of…

Learn More

Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE     that the following Development Permits have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, June 2, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by serving Notice of…

Learn More

Preparation of Combined Assessment/ Tax Notices

NOTICE: County of St. Paul No. 19 Taxpayers   In accordance with Section 311(1) of the Municipal Government Act, notice is hereby given that the 2022 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices have been prepared and mailed May 13, 2022 to all taxpayers.   Sheila Kitz Chief Administrative Officer

Learn More

County Council Meeting

The County Council Meeting will held on Tuesday, May 10 starting at 10:00 a.m. The meeting is live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpToiBVrYCsqVZswlpSo_Xg Or, search ‘YouTube’ and then ‘County of St. Paul No. 19’ The Agenda for the meeting is posted the Friday before the meeting, by end of day.

Learn More

Public Lands Auction – Cancelled – Information as of May 9, 2022

NOTICE   RE: PUBLIC SALE OF LAND   THE COUNTY OF ST. PAUL NO. 19 HEREBY ADVISES THAT THE PUBLIC AUCTION SCHEDULED FOR MAY 10, 2022 AT 11:00 A.M. IS HEREBY CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF THE TAX ARREARS BEING PAID.     Dated at St. Paul Alberta on May 9, 2022 Sheila Kitz Chief…

Learn More

Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE    that the following Development Permits have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19.  Link to permits Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, May 27, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by…

Learn More

Development Permit Issued

TAKE NOTICE  that the following Development Permit has been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19.  Link to Development Permit Any person claiming to be affected by the said Development, may appeal by 4:30 PM, May 25, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board…

Learn More

Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE   that the following Development Permits have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19.  Link to development permit information Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, May 24, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal…

Learn More

Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permits have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19.   See link to notice. Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by May 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. to the Subdivision and Development Appeal…

Learn More

Emergency Preparedness Week – Get Prepared

May 1 to 7 Emergencies can happen at any time and without warning. Be ready. With a little preparation, you can respond quickly to help yourself and others. Understand the risks in your area, create a household emergency plan and build an emergency kit. Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

Learn More

RMA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program

The 2022 application term opens on May 2, 2022 and will close August 31, 2022. The Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Scholarship Program is designed to encourage young rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities in subsequent years. A scholarship…

Learn More

Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE       that the following Development Permits have been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19.  See link to Development Permits Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, May 17, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal…

Learn More

Development Permit Issued

TAKE NOTICE          that the following Development Permit has been issued in accordance with Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19:  See Link to Permit Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, May 18, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board…

Learn More

County Operational Updates – January to March 2022

Council approved the Operational Updates at the April 26 Public Works Meeting.  The Operational Updates reflect progress on the priorities set in the 2022 Strategic Plan. The Operation Update can be found at this link. or under Governance/Strategic Plans/2022  

Learn More

Opportunity: Waste Management Seasonal Maintenance

This position reports to the Waste Management Supervisor and Waste Management Manager and is expected to keep the Supervisor informed of all requirements at the transfer stations. This position will be an alternate worker for operating transfer stations when required. The successful candidate will be required to adhere to Health and Safety Legislation and the…

Learn More

County Transfer Stations

The County Transfer Stations will revert to Summer Hours on May 1 (until October 31) as follows –   Mallaig, St. Edouard, St. Lina, Vincent Lake and Whitney Lake Hours Tuesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Ashmont Hours Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Link to…

Learn More

Financial Information

The 2022 Budget Narrative for the County and the 2021 Consolidated Financial Statement are now available for review.  The Budget Narrative provides detailed information on the County’s budgetary priorities for the 2022.

Learn More

Preparing for Spring Melt

The County of St. Paul takes a pro-active approach to drainage by clearing problem areas before spring thaw by defrosting frozen culverts and clearing channels to improve drainage. If you suspect any frozen, washed out or plugged culverts that may cause flooding on the roadways, please contact the Public Works department by email or phone…

Learn More

May Spring Cleanup!

Learn More

Free FireSmart Home Assessments

This summer, keep your rural home and property safe.  Property owners in the County of St. Paul can get a free FireSmart home  assessment. Are your gutters and the roof free of debris?  That’s just one issue around your home that’s looked at by trained assessors in about thirty minutes. You’ll receive an easy to…

Learn More

Order your Gravel Online!

The County of St. Paul is happy to provide gravel and delivery to County residents. You can use the online order form if you would like to order gravel, or contact Public Works if you have any questions. County property owners may purchase a maximum of 25 tonnes of gravel annually per rural address or…

Learn More

Farm Equipment on the Roads

It’s the season when farmers are driving their equipment on the roads.  Please be patient and keep your distance.   What is the most frequent type of multi-vehicle collision? a. Farm machinery being hit as it is turning onto a public road b. Collision as a motorist attempts to pass farm machinery on the road…

Learn More

Road Restrictions as of Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7:00 a.m.

Effective Friday, April 1 at 7:00 a.m., a loading restriction will be placed on oiled and paved roads including Subdivisions within the County of St. Paul No. 19, unless otherwise indicated. These restrictions are necessary to help preserve the integrity and life span of municipal roads. However, a vehicle designed and intended for use in…

Learn More

Buffalo Trail South Inter-municipal Area Structure Plan

The Town of Elk Point and County of St. Paul are partnering to develop an Inter-municipal Area Structure Plan (ASP). The ASP will guide future growth and development of lands located at the southern gateway to Elk Point, including lands in both the Town and County. Residents will have several opportunities at key milestones to…

Learn More

It’s Wildfire Season

March 1 to October 31 is Wildfire Season. Wildfire has helped shape Alberta’s landscape for generations. As the province’s population grows and more people are out and about in the country, there have been more human-caused wildfires. Taking some steps now to implement proactive practices on your farm, ranch, and acreage can help reduce your…

Learn More

Campground Reservations are open

Start planning your summer!  The campgrounds are starting to fill up with reservations for the summer!   The campgrounds are scheduled to open on Thursday, May 19. Camp reservations for the County campgrounds at Floating Stone, Lac Bellevue, Stoney Lake and Westcove are open through Camp Reservations Canada https://campreservations.ca/   Information on Campgrounds and Reservations…

Learn More

Change in Safety Code Permit Application Process

Effective March 1, 2022, all Safety Codes permits for the County of St. Paul will be issued through Superior Safety Codes Inc. including Building, Electrical, Gas, Plumbing and Private Sewage Disposal System permits. Applications can be found under the Planning and Development webpage of the County website and sent directly to Superior Safety Codes. Superior…

Learn More

Medical Emergency Access Routes

Residents who require access to emergency medical assistance during the winter can apply to have snow cleared from their private driveway while plows are in their area. To qualify for this program, residents must submit: a letter from their physician stating the reasons for requiring medical emergency access; and a signed indemnity agreement (available soon).…

Learn More

Seeking On-Call Volunteer Firefighters

Our communities are protected by dedicated teams of volunteer firefighters.  Volunteer Fire Departments are key teams that improve community safety.  The Ashmont and Mallaig Fire Departments are recruiting Firefighters to assist with emergency situations in our communities.  If you are interested in accepting this interesting and important challenge, see this link for information and who…

Learn More

2022 Strategic and Operational Plans

County Council passed the 2022 Strategic and Operational Plans at the September 28, 2021 Public Works Meetings.  The plans can be found at this link

Learn More

County of St. Paul declares ‘State of Agricultural Disaster’

The County of St. Paul has declared a local ‘State of Agricultural Disaster’ on July 27, 2021 due to the hardship weather conditions and drought have placed on local farmers. State of Agriculture Disaster

Learn More

Littering Bylaw and Penalties Bylaw

On June 8, 2021, County Council enacted a Littering Bylaw and revised the Penalties Bylaw to include penalties for littering. The intent is to prohibit, restrict,  prohibit, control and regulate the disposal of waste and any waste material  on any road, highway or public lands within the County. The associated penalties for littering are $500…

Learn More

Kamloops Residential School Official Statement

On behalf of the residents and council of the County of St Paul, it is with a deep sense of sorrow and sympathy that we mourn with our Indigenous friends and neighbours, and the wider Indigenous communities across Canada, the discovery of the 215 young lives that were lost at the Kamloops Residential School. It…

Learn More

Payment Options

Payments to the County may be made in a number of ways.  Remember to include your account number on payments and the roll number on tax payments. By Mail  Please do not mail cash. Administration Front Door Drop Box  Cheque or money order only.  No cash please.  In person   The County Offices are closed…

Learn More

County Program Information

Asset Management — The County campgrounds are an asset.  So are the County roads.  What’s asset management all about?  This newsletter help wade through the information about asset management in the County.  The brief newsletter outlines how the County plans and manages its assets.  Newsletter Agricultural Service Board Spring 2021 Newsletter — Wondering about those…

Learn More

Recycle Your Household Batteries

The County of St. Paul and St. Paul Transfer Stations accept household batteries for recycling. The County has been collecting batteries for recycling since 2017.  Almost 4,000 lbs of batteries have been recycled! The extracted materials from batteries are recycled into cutlery, golf clubs, pots and pans, stainless steel and new batteries, to name a…

Learn More

Shop Sell Support Local – Alberta iMarket

New:  Alberta iMarket  The Alberta iMarket is now live and is looking for local vendors who are interested in selling their products online.  (see Information Brochure)   (see website) Alberta iMarket originated in a desire to promote regional, and rural, products and services to both a local, and a larger market. While many entities promote the…

Learn More

St. Paul/Elk Point Economic Development Alliance

The St. Paul & District Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that it is working in partnership with regional municipalities towards regional economic development through the newly formed STEP Economic Development Alliance. WHAT IS STEP? The St. Paul/Elk Point Economic Development Alliance is headed by a committee that was formed to explore a regional…

Learn More

Trash Talk – Let’s Talk about Recycling Bottle Containers

County residents can now take their empty beverage containers for recycling to the County Transfer Stations. By doing so, you will be supporting the Elk Point 4-H  Beef Club, Lac Sante Recreation Society and the Mallaig Ag Society who applied and were selected to collect beverage containers until December 2021. Their work will help support…

Learn More

Invest in the Alberta HUB region – one of Canada’s top locations!

Canada’s Competitive Award names Alberta HUB is one of the top 20 locations in Canada for economic development.  Read why  The County of St. Paul is a member of Alberta HUB. “We are very pleased to be recognized by Site Selection as one of the top 20 of Canada’s best locations. To compete globally Alberta…

Learn More

How and When to Contact the RCMP

The St. Paul RCMP Detachments has provided valuable information on when and how to contact the detachment.   Information  

Learn More

Lakeshore Developments

Property development is increasing on Alberta’s lakeshores.  Shoreland development can have cumulative, detrimental effects on lakes and lakeshore areas. A Temporary Field Authorization (TFA) will be required for placing a mooring structure for personal recreational use in Crown owned-bed and shore, for longer than 14 days. Note:  This is an Alberta government requirement.  If you…

Learn More

Where’s the Crime in the County?

The St. Paul RCMP Detachment actively tracks public crime.  What’s been happening in your area? Link to the app    Published with permission from the RCMP.

Learn More

COUNTY NEWS

We regularly post information on this news page about council happenings, county news, lifestyle blogs and more.

Click here if you are looking for information on Lakeshore Developments, Temporary Field Authorizations or the Municipal Letter of Consent.  The information is at the top of the 'Planning and Development' page.

Check back here regularly for updated information

 

May 19, 2020 Development Permits Issue

TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permits were decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, June 9, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by…

Read More...

May 18, 2022 Development Permits Issued

TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permits were decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. Any person claiming to be affected by the said Developments, may appeal by 4:30 PM, June 8, 2022, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board by…

Read More...

County of St. Paul Annual General Meeting

County Council will be holding an Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the County Public Works Shop located at 5618 – 57 street, St. Paul. Council will to address any questions you might have about this year’s budget, taxes, or other. Everyone is invited to attend!

Read More...

QUICK LINKS

Easily get to our most popular pages using these quick links.