Development Permits

The Provincial Government has provided municipal councils with the ability to regulate certain aspects of a development that are not directly addressed in the Zoning Bylaw or the Building Bylaw. For instance, for commercial development, the Council can establish guidelines for the general type of exterior finish of the buildings and landscapes features, and then require that all proposals meet these guidelines. Once the council is satisfied that a proposal would satisfy all the guidelines that have been established, a Development Permit can then be issued.

A Development Permit is not a Building Permit. Once you have obtained your Development Permit, you can then apply for a Building Permit.

For more information on Development Permits, please refer to Development Procedures Bylaw No. 887 and visit the Development Permits section on Licences and Permits Page


Building Permits

The Village issues Building Permits as a means of regulating construction to ensure compliance with the applicable Village bylaws and Provincial regulations. To ensure that buildings are constructed and facilities are installed in accordance with appropriate regulations, municipalities have been empowered to undertake inspections.

For more information on Building Permits, visit Building Services.