Realty and municipal services

Jasper National Park

Welcome to the homepage for Realty and Municipal Services division of Parks Canada in Jasper National Park. On this site, you can access:

Building or renovating in the Park

Obtaining the proper permits for your project ensures that your project complies with Parks Canada’s policies and with safety codes.

Doing business in the Park

A business licence is required for all businesses, companies, guides and/or vendors who are operating in Jasper National Park.

Resident or seasonal workers vehicle pass

Apply for a resident or work pass online any time for faster pick up service, or for weekend pickup.

Living or leasing property in the Park

Learn about the eligible residency requirements you must meet to live in Jasper National Park.

Tree removal permits

If you wish to remove a tree in the Park you will require a tree removal permit.

Jasper National Park public notices

View approved development permits, upcoming public hearings for the Planning and Development Advisory Committee, notices of decisions, and announcements.

Our service standards

Realty transactions
  • Consent to Assignment/Mortgage (Sale of home, buyers and sellers): Please allow 10 business days from the time the application package is submitted.
  • Consent to Sublease: Please allow 10 business days from the time the application package is submitted.
  • Lease Replacement: Please allow ample time to process your lease replacement. Please be advised that the process can take up to 6 months to complete depending on requirements.
  • Lease Renewal: Please allow 10 business days from the time the application package is submitted.
Lease information requests

Please allow 5 business days to process your request for lease information.

Business licences
  • Please allow 10 business days to process your resident business licence.
  • Please allow 5-7 business days to process your non-resident business licence.
Jasper Townsite – Development / Discretionary Use / Building / Sign Permit Service Standards

Please allow up to 20 days to receive a preliminary review of your permit submission package to ensure it is complete (Does it contain the minimum required information for a technical review). Once a permit submission package is deemed complete, it will receive a technical review within 20 days. Development permit resubmissions; building permit resubmissions; sign permit resubmissions; permit extension applications; and permit amendment applications, will receive a technical review within 20 days.

Jasper National Park (excluding Townsite) – Development / Building / Sign Permit Service Standards

In addition to the Jasper Townsite Service Standards, submissions that have the potential to impact cultural and environmental features require an approved Parks Canada Impact Assessment in order to deem a development permit submission package complete. A Project Description Form (PDF 437 KB) must be submitted with your development permit submission to begin the impact assessment review process. An Impact Assessment Specialist will reach out to you if more information is required to complete the assessment. To reach the Impact Assessment office, please email environnementjasper-jasperenvironmental@pc.gc.ca.

Tree removal permits

Please allow 10 business days to process your Tree Removal Permit.

Guided business licences

Applications for guided/outfitter business licences are reviewed twice annually. The deadlines for the submission of applications is March 1st and September 1st of each year. Responses will be provided by June 1 and December 1, respectively.

Special events

Applications for special events are reviewed twice annually. The deadlines for the submission of applications is April 1st and October 1st of each year. Please allow six weeks after these dates to review applications and receive a response.

Scheduling and compliance inspections

Please allow up to 6 weeks to complete a compliance inspection. Please note that commercial and institutional leases may require more time.

File audits

Please allow up to 6 weeks to complete a file audit.

Contact us

The Realty and Municipal Services Office is located in the Parks Canada Administration Office at the Jasper Heritage Train Station #607 Connaught Drive, Jasper AB.

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4 pm. Closed weekends and holidays.

For general inquiries, or to book an appointment:

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