The PRRD provides planning in the unincorporated areas of the Regional District.
The Development Services Department can assist you with:
- property inquiries
- development proposals
- understanding the application process
- Zoning and Official Community Plan Boundary Map
- Development Application, Fee and Amendment Procedures Bylaw 2165, 2016
To view active and archived Development Applications visit Engage!
Planning functions include:
Long Range Planning:
|Building Inspection||Zoning||Official Community Planning|
Plans & Guidelines
When considering a development you should check with the PRRD planning department to confirm whether your proposal meets regulatory requirements, or requires one of these applications.
Staff implement the policies of the Regional Board through regulations such as zoning and building inspection.
Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR)
Development proposals affecting property within the ALR may require the approval of the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC). Before the ALC will review an application for subdivision, non-farm use within the ALR or exclusion from the ALR, the application must be supported by the PRRD. Follow this link to view current ALR applications and past decisions.
Provincial Government Referrals
As an important stakeholder in the region the PRRD also responds to a number of referrals from provincial government agencies. This is an opportunity to ensure that the policies of the PRRD are considered in government agency decisions.
For more information please check the following sites:
Provincial Agricultural Land Commission
BC Guide to Rural Subdivision
Integrated Cadastral Information Society
BC Onsite Sewage Association
Onsite Wastewater Registration Program (list of OWRP Practitioners by Region)
BC Oil and Gas Titles
BC Mineral Titles
BC Oil and Gas Commission
BC Homeowners Protection Office
BC Ministry of Environment (Environmental Best Management Practices for Urban and Rural Land Development)