Development Permits & Applications

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.

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.

Official Community Plan Amendments

The City's Citywide Official Community Plan (OCP) is a comprehensive plan to guide future land use and address related needs for amenities, services, and infrastructure support.

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.

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.

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.

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.