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The Planning Services Department is responsible for overseeing the development of policies, programs and objectives that support the vision and goals identified by the City’s Official Community Plan.  The Department oversees responsible land use planning within the community that includes the integration of transportation, infrastructure, environment, heritage and culture, First Nations’ relations and the direct development of the City.  

Planning Services is responsible for the review and processing of development applications, including Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments, Development Permits, Development Variance Permits and Subdivisions.

To view land owned by the City of Powell River click here:        City of Powell River Map of City Owned Land 
Townsite Heritage Planning

Powell River Current Situations Short-Term Rentals - Brief #1

Powell River Short-Term Rentals Final - Brief #2

Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Sustainable Environment Initiatives

City of Powell River Carbon Neutral Action Plan - February 2013

City of Powell River Energy and Emissions Plan QS Report - December 2012

Sustainability Charter

Zoning Map

Application Forms

Application forms need to be completed in full and submitted to City Hall with payment before they will be processed. Ensure that the items on check lists have been completed, required documentation has been attached and that it has been signed by the owner(s) of subject lands. Development application packages may be forwarded by mail or in person. The City may request electronic documents be forwarded to assist in processing the application.

Banner Application

Board of Variance Application

Development Permit

Development Variance Permit

Latecomer Agreement

Subdivision/Strata Subdivision Application

Tree Cutting Permit

Temporary Industrial Use Permit

Zoning and or Official Community Plan Bylaw Amendment Application

If you need more information, contact the Planning Office. 

Related Bylaws
Zoning Bylaw 2100
Development Cost Charges Bylaw 2230 
Subdivision Procedures Bylaw 2060
Sustainable Official Community Plan Bylaw 2370
Infrastructure Design and Construction Bylaw 2225
Tree Protection Bylaw 2174
Information Sheets
Development Application Fees
Fence Regulations
View Protection Pamphlet
Tree Protection Information




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