As a part of the Government of Alberta's Red Tape Reduction Initiative, we are cutting red tape by one-third by 2023. This will reduce administrative costs, speed up our public processes, and make your life easier.
Removing unnecessary red tape from our processes and public forms will save time, money, and resources while making sure we are meeting all regulatory and legislated requirements.
The Special Areas Board is an agency of the Province of Alberta, sometimes called a crown agency. That means we are participating in the Provincial Red Tape Reduction program to reduce red tape requirements by one-third by the end of 2023.
|Date||Red Tape Reduction Target|
|March 30, 2020||5%|
|March 30, 2021||12%|
|March 30, 2022||20%|
|March 30, 2023||33%|
How have we cut red tape?
The Tax Roll Update form (which had 9 Red Tape Requirements) was streamlined to reduce the amount of information we require and moved online. It was reformatted so it was easier to use, and Red Tape Requirements were reduced to 6 (a 33% reduction).
The new Contact Information form will be available on the Special Areas website so ratepayers can update their own information. Changes to information provided by ratepayers (once verified) will then update into all Special Areas Board internal systems, improving our overall efficiency and cutting down on administrative red tape.
Special Areas Board was using 3 different application forms (for a total of 95 Red Tape Requirements) for leases:
- Cultivation Lease Application
- Grazing Lease Application
- Miscellaneous Lease Application
The different application forms were asking for similar information, but added significant red tape to ratepayers who were having to fill out multiple applications.
The new Lease Renewal Application has consolidated the 3 different forms into a single, easy-to-use form for all lease renewal applications. This has reduced Red Tape Requirements from 95 to 18, an 81% reduction in red tape. The new form makes it easier for ratepayers to do business with the Special Areas, improves the efficiency of our internal processes, and cuts down on administrative red tape.
Special Areas Board was using two different forms for requesting a pump rental: one for large pumps, and one for small pumps. Taken together, these two forms had 52 Red Tape Requirements ratepayers were having to provide information on.
These two forms were consolidated into a simple Pump Rental Application form which has only 12 Red Tape Requirements. This represents a 77% reduction in Red Tape Requirements.
The new form is much simpler and reduces the amount of information ratepayers are asked to provide, saving time and cutting down unnecessary administrative processes.