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


Site Alteration Permits

To ensure that clearing of a site will only take place if development is imminent, and to reduce the risk that lands will be cleared and sit empty for long periods of time, the Village of Pemberton has implemented a Site Alteration Permit process. Site Alteration Permits are not permitted in a Development Permit area unless all permits are in place. 

Do I need a Site Alteration Permit?

Anyone wishing to make alterations to their property must apply for and be issued a Site Alteration Permit. Exceptions are made, for example, if depositing or removing less than 10 cubic metres of soil in a calendar year (refer to 7.0 Permit Exemptions).  Please note that a condition of the Site Alteration Permit issuance is that all other permits and permissions, for example a Development Permit, Development Variance Permit, or Temporary Use Permit, must first be in place.    

For more information, refer to Site Alteration Bylaw 822, 2017, Consolidated October 8, 2021.

Applications are accepted through Cloudpermit, our digital permitting software.
Please head to the Building Services page for more information on submitting an application. Please read our Site Alteration Application Guide to find out if you need a permit.


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.