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Development Permits

Development Permits

A Development Permit (DP) is a planning tool that local governments use to ensure the proposed development is consistent with community objectives. There are currently 7 Development Permit Areas (DPA) within the District as outlined within Section 14.0 of the Official Community Plan. Each of these DPAs have guidelines which development proposals should address. The guidelines for the applicable DPA are provided in the forms below. In some instances properties may be within more than one DPA therefore a form is required for each.

Development Permit Application Guide

We want to ensure your application is clear and complete therefore prior to submission we encourage you to speak with one of our planners regarding your proposal.

There are two parts to your permit application process:

Part 1 –The following forms are a requirement for a DP application.

Development Application Form
Owner’s Authorization Form
Zoning Analysis Table
Site Profile

Part 2 –Please select the appropriate forms depending on the applicable DPA.

Environmental Development Permits
Development Permit Area No. 1: Marine Uplands and Foreshore
Development Permit Area No. 2: Creeks, Wetlands, Riparian Areas and Significant Water Resources
Development Permit Area No. 3: Sensitive Ecosystems
Development Permit Area No. 4: Steep Slopes

Form and Character Development Permits
Development Permit Area No. 5: Commercial / Industrial
Development Permit Area No. 6: Multi-family
Development Permit Area No. 8: Residential Intensification

Fees and Processing

To view a listing of Development Application Fees, click here. Please note that the District accepts cash, cheque or interac but does not accept credit cards.

The time required to process a DP depends on the complexity of the proposal. Incomplete applications will cause delays.

For more information, please contact the Planning and Community Services department.

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