Application forms

Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR)

The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) is a provincial designation on land in which agriculture is recognized as a priority use. The ALR takes precedence over any other zoning on the land. If you wish to alter ALR boundaries or develop for non-farm use, you are required to apply to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) for approval.

Agricultural Land Reserve information

Applicant Information Package 

A Guide to Second Dwellings in the ALR

Development Permits

A Development Permit is a permit approved by the SLRD Board that specifies how development is to occur on a given parcel of land. A Development Permit is required when the property to be developed is situated within a Development Permit Area designated in an Official Community Plan.

A Guide to the Development Permit process

Development Permit application form

Development Variance Permits

A Development Variance Permit (DVP) allows for the relaxation of certain Squamish-Lillooet Regional District zoning bylaw requirements, other than use or density, such as setbacks from a lot line.

A Guide to the Development Variance Permit process

Development Variance Permit application form

Riparian Area Development Permits

Riparian areas are zones that are designated under the provincial Riparian Areas Regulation for the protection of the natural environment, its ecosystems, and biological diversity. A Riparian Area Development Permit is required for any development activity within 30m of a waterbody within a Riparian Development Permit Area.

A Guide to the Riparian Area Development Permit process 

Riparian Area Development Permit application form

Wildfire Protection Development Area Permits

A Wildfire Protection Development Area Permit is required when the property to be developed is situated within a Development Permit Area designated in an Official Community Plan for wildfire protection. When such a designation exists, a Wildfire Protection Development Area Permit must be obtained before a Building Permit.

A Guide to the Wildfire Protection Development Area Permit process

Wildfire Protection Development Area Permit application form 

Official Community Plan and Zoning Amendments

An Official Community Plan amendment is required any time a proposed land use contravenes an Official Community Plan. 

Whenever a change in land use is contemplated, a rezoning is required if the proposed use is not permitted under the existing zoning. A rezoning implies a change in the Zoning Bylaw that would enable the change in land use to occur.

A Guide to Official Community Plan Amendments

A Guide to Zoning Amendments

Official Community Plan Amendment or Rezoning application form 

Temporary Industrial and Commercial Use Permits

Temporary Commercial or Industrial Use Permits can authorize a particular use to occur, temporarily, in a zone where it is not usually permitted. The permit is issued for a specified period of time and establishes the conditions under which the temporary use may be carried on.

A Guide to the Temporary Industrial and Commercial Use Permit process

Temporary Industrial and Commercial Use Permit application form

Soil Deposit and Removal Permits

A permit is required to deposit or remove soil within the SLRD, where the deposit or removal involves 10 cubic metres or more of soil. For additional Permit Exemptions, see the SLRD Soil Deposit and Removal Bylaw No. 1423-2015

Soil Deposit and Removal Permit application form

Pool Fencing

All new and existing, unfenced private swimming pools in the SLRD must be enclosed by a fence or barrier. A building permit is required for construction of a new pool fence.

A Guide to Pool Fencing in the SLRD