The purpose of this post is to provide information on the process of receiving a development permit from your local municipality. When is a development permit needed? According to the city of Vancouver, development is “any change in the use of any land or building, or the carrying out of any construction, engineering or other operation in, on, over or under land, or land covered by water.” For more information on Vancouver’s permit process, click here. If you are ever unsure about whether or not a development permit is required, contact your local municipality. This could avoid a huge headache in the long-run.
There are various steps in the development permit process. First, contact your municipality Enquiry Centre to check the zoning and relevant bylaws for your property. It is important that the bylaws are current. Next, meet with one of your city’s development planners. You can set up a pre-design conference to learn more about design guidelines and ensure that you are prepared for application. The next step is applying. Be sure to bring all the required documents and drawings with you. To avoid wasting time, check your municipality’s website for a list of application requirements. Along with applying for your development permit, you must pay your application fee. The fees are usually based on the floor area of the development, but they may vary depending on the application’s complexity.
Once you have applied for your development permit, your application with be reviewed. The time for review can vary, depending on various factors. After your development permit application has been reviewed, your application may be approved, approved with conditions, or refused.
If your application is approved, your will be required to purchase a development permit sign or rezoning permit sign. That’s where Simple Sign comes in! We will work with your city’s planners to be sure your sign displays the correct information. Our services include graphic design, proofing, sign construction, sign installation, sign updates, and sign removal.
From start to finish, we do all the work for you, making your permit sign ordering process painless and easy. If you would like to receive a quote for a permit sign, please see our request a quote page.
For more information on your municipality’s development/rezoning permit application process, see the links below:
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