Pre-Application Meetings

A pre-application meeting is a meeting that is intended to assist property owners and developers who are looking to submit development applications to the City. The pre-application meeting allows City staff to identify key considerations or potential issues of a proposed development and provide feedback to an applicant before significant investment is made in a full application.

The purpose of a pre-application meeting is to identify applicable policy that applications will be evaluated against, outline application review procedures, identify any application submission requirements, and outline anticipated processing timelines and applicable application fees.  

Unless otherwise specified by City staff, the following applications require pre-application meetings:

  • Official Community Plan Amendments / Comprehensive Development Plans
  • Zoning Bylaw Amendments
  • Development Permits
  • Development Variance Permits
  • Temporary Use Permits
  • Subdivisions
  • Heritage Alternation Permits
  • Floodplain Exemptions

Prior to requesting a pre-application meeting, it is recommended that prospective Applicants review the Pre-Application Guide below.

In order to schedule a pre-application meeting, Applicants must complete the Pre-Application Meeting Request Form below and submit to 

Please note that you must download the linked PDF form in order to be able to utilize the fillable PDF function and sign

A pre-application meeting will typically not exceed one (1) hour. An initial pre-application meeting is provided at no cost, but subsequent requests for a pre-application meeting are at a cost of $250.00. For general inquiries for Applicants that are not sure of their development proposal, staff are available through email by emailing, via phone by calling 250-837-3637, or by visiting the office during regular hours.