This is required for any change of use or intensity of use of land or buildings. It considers the impact the development will have on surrounding properties and allows for the approval of the location, size and use of a building. New construction, renovations, businesses and changes to how a building is being used requires a development permit.
The Land Use Bylaw, adopted by Town Council in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, outlines the circumstances where permits are required and the process to be followed in applying for, and approval of, development permits.
A development permit may be required for, but is not limited to:
- Constructing, renovating or expanding a building
- Building or replacing a deck or shed
- Opening, expanding or relocating a business (may included home-based business)
- Placing temporary signage on any property or installing or replacing permanent signage
- Removal of topsoil, excavation or stockpiling
- Basement Development
- Secondary Suites
Building a fence where a variance from the regulations is requested
- Replacing a roof on a building
- Placing a manufactured home or modular structure on any property
- Placing a seacan or fabric garage on a property
- Outdoor storage
- Parking trailers, bunk houses, portable dwellings, skid shacks, etc. on any property
- Temporary uses or temporary buildings
- Installing an outdoor pool or hot tub
Some exceptions apply. Please contact the Development Department well in advance of commencing your proposed development, as the timelines for approval are subject to regulations and legislated processes which may otherwise delay your project.