Application Information

Do you want to build on your property, renovate your home, make changes to your land or use it for a purpose that isn’t currently allowed?

These types of changes require permits to ensure proposed developments fit the planned vision for the area, do not negatively impact neighbours, and meet public safety standards. If your proposed development is in a Development Permit Area, floodplain or geohazard area, additional studies may be required to ensure your development can be safely carried out.

Before proceeding with any development, please contact the Planning Department to determine the appropriate application process for your development. In general terms, you can expect the following:

1. Pre-application

Before submitting an application, meet with planning staff to determine if your proposed development fits within the Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning requirements. Staff will advise you if any other professional reports are required, such as a geohazard report or riparian area assessment.

At this stage, you may wish to talk to your neighbours about your plans so you can address any concerns they may have.

2. Application Review

Once your application has been submitted along with all the required documents and fees, staff will review your application and forward a recommendation report to the appropriate decision-making body. A public notification period is often required. Depending on the type of application, this can be a letter mailed to neighbours, a newspaper ad, or a public hearing.

3. Approval Process

The decision to approve or deny your application will be made once all public feedback and reports have been reviewed.

Application Forms & Information

Agricultural Land Reserve

Board of Variance

Development Permit

Development Variance Permit


OCP Amendment


Site Specific Floodplain Exemption

Temporary Use Permit

Zoning Amendment


Supplementary Forms

General Information