Official Community Plans

The SLRD Planning and Development Services Department is responsible for the Official Community Plan (OCP) bylaws for Electoral Areas A, B, C and D.

What is an Official Community Plan?

An OCP takes into account the long-term vision and goals of the community that it is created for, and is intended to provide a framework to guide future land use decisions and growth. An OCP is developed with the input of the SLRD Board, SLRD staff and community members, and sets out the location, type and density of land use, including residential, commercial, industrial, and other uses. An OCP may also include policies that address economic activities, social needs, and environmental concerns.

Development Permit Area in OCPs

An OCP may designate Development Permit (DP) Areas for environmental protection, protection of development from hazardous conditions, protection of farming areas and to guide the form and character of commercial, industrial or multi-family residential development. If a property is located within a DP Area, a development permit may be required. 

If you would like to apply for an amendment to an OCP, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department by emailing:


    The bylaws on this website are, in most cases, office consolidation of actual bylaws. Bylaws have been placed on the website for convenience only and may not contain the latest amendment(s). We make every effort to ensure the bylaws on the website are accurate. Howver, the SLRD cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. The latest or most accurate version of these bylaws may be obtained from the SLRD Planning and Development Services Department.

    Official Community Plan Bylaws