For all development related activity within the community, the Development Services Department has evolved into a one-stop service department to assist you with your development proposal. By combining short and long-range planning with building, development engineering and business licensing responsibilities, the Development Services Department will be able to assist you with all aspects of your proposal. The Development Review Committee, made up of various departmental staff, meets every two weeks, and provides an opportunity for you to present your development proposal before submitting formal applications. To assess what applies to your proposal please set up an appointment for a pre-application meeting with the Development Services Staff who will be happy to assist you.


Phone: 250-286-5725
Fax: 250-286-5761

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions.   more...

Application Fees

This schedule sets out the fees imposed for development related activities such as Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments, Agriculture Land Reserve applications, Development Permits, Development Variance Permits, Board of Variance appeals and inspection fees for subdivisions.   more...

Application Process

The application process for any project can seem difficult and intimidating.  The information contained in this area should assist you through the process.  In addition, staff at the Development Services Department are always available to walk you through any process.  more... 

Construction and Technical Requirements

The 2010 Design Standards was adopted on August 24, 2010 and forms part of the Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw No. 3419, 2010 and prescribe the standards for new infrastructure and are intended for use by developers of subdivisions and large developments (building permits). It covers all aspects of the city owned infrastructure such as storm, sewer, watermain, streets, traffic lighting, sidewalks, curb and gutter.   more...

Current Applications

This list is made up of all the current development applications and is updated monthly. All approved applications will remain on the list for 1 month after more... 

Development Resources

This page contains links and information that may be useful to developers.  Additional content will be added over time.   more... 

Permits and Application Information

This section is where to find information and forms for making the following kinds of applications. more...

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