Planning & Development Department

Well-managed growth and development can present exciting opportunities for citizens of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. The Planning and Development Services Department prepares plans and policies to guide development, issues a variety of building and development permits and works with SLRD communities to create a sustainable vision for their future. 

The principal functions of the SLRD Planning and Development Services Department are:

  • to prepare and administer SLRD land use bylaws and policies;
  • to prepare reports with respect to land use for consideration by the SLRD Board;
  • to facilitate participation in the land use process;
  • to answer land use inquiries and process applications related to the use and development of land;
  • to act as a resource to the SLRD Board and the public on planning and development matters;
  • to administer the BC Building Code in the issuance of building permits; and
  • to prepare, maintain and address enforcement issues related to regulatory bylaws.

The Planning & Development department is responsible for: