Development Applications

Development Permits

Development Permit Areas are designated in Coquitlam for one or more of the following purposes. The form and character of development, specficially: intensive residential, multi-family commercial, and industrial development. The Protection of watercourse areas and The Protection of development from hazardous conditions.

Development Variance Permits

Development Variance Permits are permits authorized by City Council to allow variances to certain requirements of the City’s Zoning Bylaw, Sign Bylaw, or Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw.

Official Community Plan Amendments

The OCP may be amended, from time to time, with regard to specific issues or proposals.

Pre-Application

The pre-application process provides a preliminary review for a subsequent, more detailed development application, including a Development Permit, Rezoning or Official Community Plan Amendment.

Rezoning & Zoning Bylaw Text Amendments

Owners of property may apply to amend the zoning on their property. Zoning Bylaw Text amendments amend a requirement or regulation within the Bylaw affecting a particular zone.

Sign Permits

Anyone intending to place a sign on the exterior of any building or structure, or on any property in the City, must make an application and obtain approval from the Planning and Development Department for a Sign Permit, prior to installation.

Subdivision

A subdivision of land can create two or more lots out of one lot, adjust an existing property (lot) line, or consolidate two or more lots into one.