A Land Use Bylaw is a document adopted by a municipality that manages development within its boundaries. The Land Use Bylaw covers a wide range of development regulations, including:

  • The establishment of the development permit process and the process for zoning;
  • Regulates the size and use of land and buildings;
  • Classifies zones and determines the appropriate permitted and discretionary uses for each land use district.

In order to determine what land use district applies to your property or any property you are interested in developing, you need to consult the Land Use Bylaw. The uses permitted on the property will be listed in the bylaw. Locations can be rezoned when required, but there is a process to follow. Once you are aware of the possible uses for your location, you can proceed with the necessary steps in establishing your business and its financial plan.