Development Services

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Plans & Bylaws

(Official Community Plan and OCP maps; Zoning Bylaw; Subdivision, Development and Servicing Bylaw; Development Cost Charge Bylaw)

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The primary focus of the Development Services Department is to assist Council with managing growth and development. The Department's responsibilities encompass several service areas, including long-range policy planning, development application review, subdivision approval,  building permits, property files and inspections, and bylaw enforcement related to land use.

Contact information for the Department is found on the Staff Contact Directory.

Current Applications

Please click here to see the current applications for developments in the District. 

Long-Range Policy Planning

The Official Community Plan is a municipal planning document that presents a long-range vision for Coldstream and the steps necessary to achieve that vision through policies respecting existing and future land uses, infrastructure, public facilities, and areas with special conditions. The Official Community Plan and supporting documents provide guidance to the public, the business community, the development community, District staff, and Council. All applications for development are reviewed in the context of the Official Community Plan.

Development Application Review

Through various application processes, the development review function results in recommendations being forwarded to Council. Applications submitted to the Director of Development Services include Official Community Plan amendments, Zoning Bylaw amendments, Development Permits, Development Variance Permits, and Temporary Commercial and Industrial Permits.

  • Development Applications Procedure Bylaw No. 1747, 2019 is available on the Bylaw Page.
  • Development Application Form (zoning amendments, development permits, official community plan amendments)

Agricultural Land Reserve application forms and applicant information package are available through the Agricultural Land Commission.  

Subdivision Approval

The Approving Officer reviews all subdivision applications to ensure compliance with the Provincial Land Title Act and related legislation, the District's Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw, and Subdivision, Development and Servicing Bylaw. Subdivision includes the creation of several properties from one or more existing properties, the realignment of existing property lines, and the consolidation of two or more properties into one.

Bylaw Enforcement Related to Land Use

Please contact the Bylaw Enforcement Officer regarding bylaw enforcement on issues related to land use.

Building Permits, Property Files and Inspection

Information is available on the Building Page.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's on permits and the Development Services Department.




The District of Coldstream
9901 Kalamalka Road
Coldstream, BC V1B 1L6
Tel: (250) 545-5304
Fax: (250) 545-4733
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on Statutory Holidays
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