Community Development

As the City of North Vancouver grows and changes, the Community Development Department supports and oversees the functions of long-term land-use planning, development planning, and community planning including social, youth, senior and housing initiatives. It is responsible for the issuance of business licenses, construction permits and carrying out all relevant inspections. The City's Official Community Plan and Construction Bylaw are documents coordinated by this department.

Permits & Inspections

The Permits and Inspections Division is responsible for the processing of applications for the issuing of building, electrical and plumbing permits including all relevant inspections.

Planning Division

The Planning Division undertakes negotiation of land use and development proposals received from residents and developers, and also implements long term plans and objectives as directed by Council. In addition, the Planning Division manages a variety of community issues, including youth development; senior programs and housing initiatives.

Contact Info

Permit Inquiries
Tel: 604-983-7355

Planning Inquiries
Tel: 604-983-7357

Business Licensing
Tel: 604-983-7356

Director, Community Services
Emilie K Adin
Tel: 604-982-3922

Director, Planning
Michael Epp
Tel: 604-982-3936

Manager, Inspections
John de Ruiter
Tel: 604-983-7374

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