Land and Building Services

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We've moved! Our new location is in the Calcite Business Centre at Unit #6 – 151 Industrial Road (Marwell).

Due to COVID-19, drop-in counter service has been modified. Our counter is currently open, however we can serve only one client at a time in order to abide by physical distancing requirements. We continue to encourage residents to do their City business by phone, email, or fax. Visit our contact page for department contact information.

The City's Land and Building Services department is involved in many aspects of land and building development. Choose a link below to learn more about the department's activities and services:

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Development Permits and Zoning Regulation:  
Apply for a development permit, or find information on zoning regulations.

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Building Inspections:
The City's Building Inspectors conduct inspections to help ensure that construction and safety standards are met by developers.

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Business Licences
The City requires anyone conducting any kind of endeavour for profit or gain to have a business licence.

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Sidewalk Café and Pop-up Patio Program:  
This program applies to the use of City-owned road right-of-ways by adjacent eating and drinking establishment for the purpose of serving food and drinks to patrons.

 subdivision Icon Subdivisions:  
A subdivision is required to divide a parcel into two or more parcels, to consolidate two or more parcels into one, to realign a parcel boundary, or to create a condominium.
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Lot Sales:  
See what's for sale right now!

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Zoning Bylaw:  
The Zoning Bylaw regulates all land use within the City. View more details! 


In 2019, the Land and Building Services Department retained Performance Concepts Consulting to undertake a review of the City's Development Approvals Process. Administration is in the process of implementing the recommendations of the report:

Whitehorse Development Approvals Process (DAP) Review: Final Report, September 2019

Implementation of Recommendations from DAP Review (as of June, 2021)

Contact Us

Contact Land and Building Services