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Development & Building Permit FAQs

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  • What is the difference between a development permit and a building permit?

  • When do I need a development and/or a building permit?

  • How much does a building permit cost?

  • How do I find out what can be built on my property?

  • What is a single detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling, multi-attached dwelling?

  • What do I need to build a new house?

  • How long does it take to get a permit?

  • What is an accessory building?

  • Do I need a permit to build an accessory building on my property?

  • How close to my property line can I build my garage or shed?

  • Do I need a permit for my pergola?

  • Do I need a permit to build a fence on my property?

  • Can I have a secondary suite on my property?

  • Do I need a permit to build an uncovered deck on my property?

  • Do I need a permit for a hot tub?

  • What permits do I need if my business is moving?

  • What permits does a home based office or business need?

  • How will I know when my permit is ready?

Compliance FAQs

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  • What is a Compliance? How do I get one?

  • Where can I get a Real Property Report (RPR)?

  • What happens if my property is not compliant?

Planning FAQs

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  • What is the Land Use Bylaw? Where can I find the Land Use Bylaw?

  • Is there a difference between redistricting and rezoning?

  • How do I redistrict my property?

  • How do I subdivide my property?

  • What is the Municipal Development Plan? Where do I find the Municipal Development Plan?