Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the village office located?

Summer Village of Birch Cove
Box 7, Site 19, RR 1
Gunn, Alberta
T0E 1A0

What are our village office hours?

Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 780.446.1426.

When are Council meetings?

Regular council meetings are held approximately every second month on the third Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m.

Where are Council Meetings Held?

Location to be determined.

Does my dog require a license?

No, but please recognize that control of your pets and responsible pet ownership is needed to make our community enjoyable for all our residents and visitors.

What is the population of Birch Cove?

We are a community of about 45 full-time residents and there are 60 dwellings within our boundaries, according to the Statistics Canada 2013 census.

If I am building or renovating, do I need a building permit?

Development in the Summer Village of Birch Cove requires a permit to be obtained. This pertains to the following:

  • Construction or excavation, in, on, over or under land
  • In the making of any change/alterations in the use of any building: also included in this is the removal of top soil; the demolition of a building, the digging of a well or installation of a water cistern, erection of a tarped garage and operating a home-based business.

For all development questions, Development Permits, and Compliance Certificates please contact:

Tony Sonnleitner

  • Addrress: Box 2945
    Stony Plain, Alberta
    T7Z 1Y4
  • Phone:       780-718-5479
  • Fax:           866-363-3342
  • email:

When are Tax and Assessment notices mailed?

The combined tax and assessment notice is mailed annually no later than May 31 of each year.

When are my Property Taxes due?

Property taxes are due by June 30 annually. 

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