Development Permits are needed if you plan to: construct a building; replace a building; relocate or demolish a building; change the land by grading, excavating or stockpiling; operate a business; or otherwise change the intensity of the intensity of use of land for a building.
MD staff must review the application to ensure it complies with the Land Use Bylaw. This statutory document outlines the types of development allowed in each land use district and the rules and regulations governing those uses.
In some cases, applicants may have to apply for a redesignation prior to making a development permit application.
The following steps are recommended when completing your application.
- Determine what you want to build and verify that your land use zoning / district allows that development
- Draw a site plan
- Apply for a development permit
- Start the development within 12 months of the date of the development permit approval
- Complete the development within 3 years of the approval