The community of Coal Harbour is subject to an Official Community Plan Bylaw (Bylaw No. 657, 2002) and a Zoning Bylaw (Bylaw No. 669, 2002). The Official Community Plan includes objectives and policies to guide decisions related to planning and land use management for the community into the future. The Zoning bylaw is intended to implement the objectives and policies of the Official Community Plan and prescribes detailed regulations related to land use, the siting, size and dimensions of buildings, minimum lot size for the purposes of subdivision, etc. Please refer to the following links for more information:
Official Community Plan:
A Building Bylaw is also in effect for Coal Harbour that requires a Building Permit be applied for and issued for most new construction. In addition, a Demolition Permit must be applied for and issued with respect to building demolition. Please refer to the following links for more information:
Building Bylaw No. 682, 2003 (Consolidated)
Application for Building Permit
RDMW Development Procedures Bylaw No. 594, 1999 (Consolidated)
With respect to the subdivision of land, the Ministry of Transportation processes and approves applications for this purpose. Information, including a copy of the application required for subdivision, can be found on the Ministry's website at:
Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Regional District as a prelude to making application for subdivision.