What is a Development Permit?
A Development Permit is a permit issued under the Zoning By-law, authorizing development, and may include a Building Permit.
Who issues Development Permits?
The Planning & Development Officers and the Building Inspector both issue Development Permits. Development Permits for Land Uses are issued by the Planning & Development Officers and Development Permits for buildings/structures are issued by the Building Inspector.
Although use requirements for structures other than buildings are outlined in the Zoning By-law (Ex. Signs, Solar Panels, Swimming Pools, Shipping Containers etc.), the Development Permit is issued by the Building Inspector. When a Development Permit for a building/structure is submitted to the Building Inspector, a Planning & Development Officer will review the zoning requirements to confirm if any zoning applications are required prior to issue of the Development Permit.