Planning applications are formal requests by land owners to make changes to a property such as rezoning a property, developing a property or proposing to use a property in a way that is outside the regulations of formal land use plans such as the Zoning Bylaw No. 520 and Rural Comox Valley Official Community Plan. All planning and development applications within the Comox Valley Regional District are subject to the Comox Valley Regional District Planning Procedures and Fees Bylaw No. 328.
The information below provides an overview of the types of planning applications. Please visit Submit a Planning Application to see information about process and fees, as well as a more detailed timeline.
Please note that K'ómoks First Nation has enacted a Cultural Heritage Investigation Permit (CHIP) which is required for development works within a certain proximity of watercourses and all areas of potential archaeological significance. Before starting your work, we strongly encourage you to contact K'ómoks First Nation directly to see if your proposed works are within these areas and what requirements they may have. For further information, please contact the K'ómoks First Nation administrative office at 250-339-4545 (extension 112, or ask to speak to Candace Newman). For more information, please visit their Lands Department webpage.