Official Community Plan (OCP)
The purpose of an Official Community Plan is to provide policy framework to help guide the physical, environmental, economic, social, and cultural development within the municipality.
The Zoning Bylaw is the how an OCP is implemented in the municipality. The Zoning Bylaw sets out zoning districts and regulates development within each zoning district.
The Building Bylaw is a mandatory bylaw that municipalities are required to put in place to administer and enforce construction standards within the boundaries of the municipality.
What does this all mean for my project?
Any development, with very few exceptions, requires a Development Permit. A Development Permit Application must be completed in full and returned to the office with the appropriate application fee. Should the development include the erection of a building, a Building Permit is also required. A Building Permit Application must be completed in full and returned to the office. There are several steps to the building process that