Leduc County

City of Edmonton

The City of Edmonton successfully annexed 8,260 hectares (20,402 acres) from Leduc County, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The Government of Alberta approved the City of Edmonton's annexation application through an Order in Council signed Nov. 27, 2018.

Resident inquiries regarding the annexation can be directed to 3-1-1 (within City of Edmonton) or 780-442-5311 (outside the city), or 311@edmonton.ca.

Annexation decision [Nov. 27, 2018]

The Government of Alberta, by way of an Order in Council signed Nov. 27, approved the City of Edmonton's annexation of land from Leduc County.

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, 8,260 hectares (20,402 acres) of Leduc County land will become part of the City of Edmonton and services in the area such as snow clearing, waste management, emergency services and utilities will be provided by the City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton has committed to maintaining the service levels provided by Leduc County.

The Order in Council aligns with the annexation agreement reached between the city and county on June 30, 2017.

Properties in the annexation area are granted 50 years of property tax protection, meanings lands will be assessed and taxed at the lowest of either the City of Edmonton's or Leduc County's tax rate for a 50-year period, unless specific landowner-initiated development occurs. Further, the City of Edmonton must provide Leduc County with a one-time payment of $3.2 million and 10 annual payments of $530,000 each in compensation.

Intermunicipal Planning Framework Agreement [Feb. 13, 2018]

On Feb. 13, 2018, Leduc County, the City of Edmonton and the Town of Beaumont signed the Intermunicipal Planning Framework Agreement, which represents a formal commitment to collaborate on joint planning in areas of Leduc County and the Town of Beaumont.

The three parties committed to collaborating on joint planning in north Nisku, the East Vistas, the south east Edmonton annexation area and the Town of Beaumont, with a focus on coordinating land use and infrastructure planning around boundary interfaces.

Annexation Agreement [June 30, 2017]

On June 30, 2017, Leduc County and the City of Edmonton signed the Annexation Agreement, detailing an uncontested annexation area of 6,235 hectares (15,400 acres) of land west of the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Highway and 2,625 hectares (6,485 acres) of land east of the QEII Highway.

View the Annexation Agreement announcement

As part of the agreement, Leduc County, the City of Edmonton, the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) signed the Inter-Jurisdiction Cooperation Accord, forming a new partnership aimed at helping the EIA reach its full potential as a key economic driver bringing benefits to the entire Edmonton metropolitan region and province.