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Development Services

The department provides strategic and operational planning and building services.

Building Standards

Responsible for permit approval and inspecting all new construction within the municipality. This is accomplished by providing building plans examinations, building inspections of structures, sewage disposal systems, plumbing systems, site services, fire detection and suppression systems within buildings and infrastructure for buildings.

They are also responsible for ensuring existing sewage disposal systems are operated and maintained in accordance with the Provincial regulations for the protection of public health and the environment. Support is provided for the Accessibility Advisory Committee. In addition, they are responsible for providing comments to other departments on matters, such as: land severances, plans of subdivision, minor variances and site plan applications.


Responsibilities behind planning requires the Processing and evaluation of development applications that provide recommendations to Town Council for approval. The preparation and administration of Subdivision Development and Site Plan Agreements along with Implementing Urban Design Guidelines. Zoning By-law Reviews and Administration of the Committee of Adjustment which deals with severances and minor variance applications as well as Providing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services to the public and for corporate use.