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Planning Department

The SCRD’s planning department manage a large range of development applications and prepare plans, policies, and regulations to guide development throughout the SCRD.

Making an application?

The SCRD has developed a one-stop shop for planning applicaton forms and fees: HERE.

Current Service Levels

SCRD Planning Division Counter Service Notice
Counter Closure: Friday, March 24, 2023
The SCRD Planning Division will be unable to provide drop-in counter service at the SCRD Field Road office on Friday March 24th. Counter schedule resumes as usual on Tuesday March 28, 2023. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Free Services: Property Information

Property information and regulations such as zoning or development permit areas are available for free download at

Basic property information is also available by:
Email:, include Property Identification (PID, 9-digit number), and specific question(s)
15 minute drop-in Front Counter service with a Planner (Tuesday and Friday mornings: 9:30am-12 noon)


SCRD is now charging for certain technical services related to planning for land development such as pre application meetings and technical guidance in writing. Some processes have recently changed. All application forms and fees are available here.


SCRD has 2 Zoning Bylaws and 7 OCPs are available for download above.

Frequently Asked Questions are also available.