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. Paul, Town 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.
The bursary is intended for Alberta students continuing their education at a College or University. Students must be enrolled in an agricultural or environmental science program. The $1000 bursary available in each calendar year for each of the 5 provincial regions of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen. Applications are accepted until September 1.Submit applications…Learn More
TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. PERMIT NO. 22-D0038 LOCATION NE 7 56 7 4 Lot 1 Block 1 Plan 0829180 Land Use District: Agricultural (A) Addition of rooftop to existing…Learn More
TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. PERMIT NO. 22-D0037 SW 31 60 11 4 Lot 24 Block 1 Plan 762 2036 LOCATION Floatingstone Estates 1996 Mobile Home Land…Learn More
TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. PERMIT NO. 22-D0036 LOCATION SE 30-59-9-4 Lot 10 Block 1 Plan 7720532 Vincent Lake Accessory Building Land Use District: Country Residential One (CR1) Approved: Permitted…Learn More
TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19: PERMIT NO. 22-D0035 LOCATION SW 31-60-11-4 Lot 90 Block 2 Plan 7722896 Floating Stone Lake Detached Garage Land Use District: Country Residential One (CR1) Approved:…Learn More
What is Grasscycling? Quite simply, it’s about grass and recycling. It’s a crucial component to the practice of keeping an organic lawn. Grasscycling refers to the practice of leaving your lawn clippings on your lawn when you mow your grass. This is not a new concept, as many people have done this their whole lives. …Learn More
County Communicator – What are the County’s 2022 budget priorities? Long Term Financing Planning + Asset Management + Levels of Service = Responsible Budgetary Planning. Find out more in the Spring 2022 update. The newsletter outlines how the County plans and manages its budget. County Communicator Agricultural Service Board Spring 2022 Newsletter — Wondering about…Learn More
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 OfficerLearn More
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
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/2022Learn More
The County Transfer Stations are now on Summer Hours 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 handy one-pager …Learn More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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.
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The bursary is intended for Alberta students continuing their education at a College or University. Students must be enrolled in an agricultural or environmental science program. The $1000 bursary available in each calendar year for each of the 5 provincial regions of the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen. Applications are accepted until September 1.Submit applications…
TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19. PERMIT NO. 22-D0040 LOCATION SE 33 58 11 4 Lot 13 Block 7 Plan 812 1231 Lottie Lake 2 Ready to Move Single Family…
TAKE NOTICE that the following Development Permit was decided upon in accordance with the requirements of Land Use Bylaw No. 2021-13 of the County of St. Paul No. 19: PERMIT NO. 22-D0039 LOCATION SW 22-56-4-4 Lot 3 Block 7 Plan 1423417 Single Family Dwelling With Garage and Deck Land Use District: Country Residential…
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