Setting up a Cannabis Retail Store

Development Permit for Cannabis Retail Stores

Beaumont began 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.

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

Application Fees for 2020

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