Planning & Development

Planning and Development is responsible for creating a wide range of land-use plans and strategies for guiding the community’s growth. They are also responsible for processing applications for proposed land-use changes, development permits, site preparation, subdivisions and building permits. Organized into four divisions, the following areas help steer and advise on development in Coquitlam:

  • Building Permits Division
  • Business Services
  • Community Planning Division
  • Development Services

In addition, the department recently added the Economic Development, Tourism & Film division to its section, which increases the economic vitality of Coquitlam by working closely with the local business community and various partners to increase employment opportunities, market the city, and attract investors, tourists and film productions. This division also manages the Coquitlam Business Connects Program, a business outreach program that focuses on keeping businesses in Coquitlam, while helping them grow and succeed.

Planning & Development

General Manager - Jim McIntyre
Phone: 604-927-3400

Development Inquiries
Phone: 604-927-3430

Building Permit Inquiries 
Phone: 604-927-3441