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.
(there is one application form for all development applications)
Riparian Area Development Permits
A Riparian Area Development Permit is required for any development activity within 30m of a waterbody within a Riparian Development Permit Area. Riparian areas are designated under the provincial Riparian Areas Regulation for the protection of the natural environment, its ecosystems, and biological diversity.
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.
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.
Official Community Plan Amendments
An Official Community Plan amendment is required any time a proposed land use contravenes an Official Community Plan.
A Zoning Amendment is required if the proposed land use is not permitted under the existing zoning.
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.
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.
Farm Worker Housing
An application is required for farm worker housing. Check the applicable zoning bylaw for the regulations. A primary requirement is an Assessment Report from Professional Agrologist regarding the agricultural need for farm worker housing on the property based on the current level of agriculture occurring on the property.
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.