Lot Grading Inspections


The lot grading inspection season typically begins mid-April and ends November 1st, weather dependent.

Rough Grading Process

The City of Spruce Grove requires homeowners to have an approved rough grade inspection before proceeding with topsoil. Rough grade is usually achieved by the home builder, and the inspection fee for the rough grade is paid when the builder applies for the lot grading permit. The inspection report will be emailed to the applicant.

Once rough grade has been completed and approved by the City’s lot grade inspector, the homeowner will be mailed a notification letter that will outline the next steps.

Final Grading Process

When rough grade has been approved, your topsoil can be applied. A final grade inspection is required and must be completed within nine (9) months of rough grade approval in order to avoid penalties outlined in The City of Spruce Grove Lot Grading Bylaw C-903-15 pdf_icon

After your topsoil has been put down, the next step is to request a final grade certificate from an Alberta Land Surveyor (ALS), a Professional Engineer, or a Registered Architect and email email_icon it to us. When we receive the final grade certificate, your property will automatically be added to the inspection list. Inspections are scheduled in the order they are received and will be complete within 10 (ten) business days, weather permitting.


For fees, please refer to the Development Fees and Fines Bylaw pdf_icon


If you have any questions, please refer to the Lot Grading FAQs.


414 King Street in Spruce Grove
Phone: 780-962-7582
Email: lot.grading@sprucegrove.org email_icon