EnviroSite provides known environmental data for the site. It is possible that no data will be found for some or even all of the report's fields. If no environmental reports are found, this does not indicate there is no contamination. What it does indicate is that any possible contamination has not been investigated and documented.
If no past or present users of the site appear in your EnviroSite report, this reveals that the site has no history of a registered commercial or industrial operation. This is valuable information for property owners, land developers, and sellers of properties to help them decide if additional site assessment and remediation is required. See the field descriptions for more explanation of the information provided in Envirosite.
Environmental consultants are listed in telephone and business directories. EnviroSite provides the authors of environmental reports, which are typically environmental site consultants.
Contact The City of Calgary
Environmental & Safety Management business unit who are the managers of the EnviroSite data source.
EnviroSite is a property report showing a historical list of commercial and industrial users occupying a site, including the years of operation and the types of land use. It also provides a historical number of petroleum storage tanks on the site. Finally, the report provides the titles and author/publisher of any environmental assessment reports that have been written and submitted to The City of Calgary.
EnviroSite is not a comprehensive search of the subject site and surrounding 100m. It is information that The City of Calgary has obtained regarding these properties. The City of Calgary is not aware of every property with the potential for contamination. Purchasers of EnviroSite are encouraged to conduct additional research, including those services provided by environmental consultants.
Data for petroleum storage tanks is historical, obtained in 1996 from the
Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta. This information is historical and may have changed over the years. It is intended for informational use only.
No, EnviroSite is a list of The City of Calgary's Environmental and Safety Management's records contain in the SIMS (Site Information Management System) database. EnviroSite information may be included in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment report, but it is not a phase I Environmental Site Assessment. For information on a Phase One Environmental Site Assessment - environmental consultants may be contacted or Canadian Standards may be reviewed.
According to Section 29(1) and 29(1)(a.1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, if a public body has a routine release process for information, then the public body is not required to release the information through a FOIP request. Therefore information obtained through The City's EnviroSite service would not be obtained through the FOIP Office. Information disclosed in the EnviroSite report is subject to FOIP regulations and personal information will not be included. You will receive all information that is releasable under the FOIP Act.
The author and/or owner of the report can be approached to obtain the report. Alternatively, a request to obtain the documents under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) could be made to Alberta Environment, the Calgary Health Region and/or The City of Calgary.
EnviroSite sold through City Online is billed for cost recovery. A standard fee pertains to the inquiry of one municipal address. The present standard fee is $125.00.
Yes, EnviroSite can be invoiced (for business customers) through the online service named City Online. Visit Training & Support for more information on this service.
Once logged in to City Online, reports are downloaded a few moments after submitting a search.
No. The Calgary Fire Department has a separate source of environmental information. For a fee, requests can be made for information on storage tanks, spills and releases, occurrences and hazardous materials. For more information on this service, visit the
Calgary Fire Department's web site.
Please call 3-1-1 or
(403) 268-2489 for information on accessing Bylaw and Water Resources records.
These are easement lines. There are 5 categories of easement lines and they each have a different colour.
The categories of easements include:
Category of Easement
Landfill setbacks are restrictions for property development near landfills. For certain types of development, active landfills have a 450m setback distance and inactive landfills have a 300m setback distance. For more information on landfill setback, visit the
Waste & Recycling Services: Development Permit Review & Requirements or call 3-1-1 or
(403) 268-2489 from outside of Calgary.
City Online is set up such that if the parcel you are interested in includes condos or townhouses then you must search by individual condo number or townhouse number