Land Use Regulations
The Official Community Plan (OCP) and
Zoning Bylaw are used to regulate land use and handle issues like the nature of development, uses, and the subdivision of land in Prince George. Proposals to develop land must be reviewed by City staff at a pre-application meeting where applicants will be informed on what to expect in the formal application process. Contact the Development Services department in City Hall to book a pre-application meeting or for more information.
1100 Patricia Boulevard
Prince George, BC V2L 3V9
Land Use Contracts
Land Use Contracts are coming to an end…
Land Use contracts were created in BC through the 1970's as a form of site specific land use regulation between local governments and landowners. The terms and conditions of Land Use Contracts may impact the land uses permitted. The presence of a Land Use Contract on a property title requires that any regulations within the contract take precedent over local government land use regulations on that land.
As per Section 547 of the Local Government Act, all Land Use Contracts will be terminated as of June 30, 2024, unless discharged prior to June 30, 2022. If you would like to discuss discharging your Land Use Contract, please contact Development Services on or before March 31, 2022.
.Common Permits and Applications
Rezoning applications are required when land use being proposed is not permitting under existing zoning. Applications may be used to amend the text of an existing zone or to change the zone categorization altogether.
Contact Development Services to schedule a pre-application meeting or refer to the Rezoning and OCP Amendment Process Guide for more information.
Depending on the nature of a project, a development permit may be required. Permits are needed for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, the following:
- Examining the form and character of a new development.
- Assessing the environmental impact of a development in an environmentally sensitive or potentially hazardous area.
Contact Development Services to schedule a pre-application meeting or for assistance determining permit requirements for a proposed development. Additional information can be found in the Development Permit Process Guide.
Contact Development Services to schedule a pre-application meeting to discuss adjusting or re-aligning an existing property boundary, creating new parcels, creating a bare land or phased strata development, or creating air space parcels before submitting an application.
Official Community Plan Amendment No. CP100184 (Bylaw No. 9257) and Rezoning Application No. RZ100721 (Bylaw No. 9258) - 1677 7th Avenue
The City of Prince George is considering an amendment to the City of Prince George Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 8383, 2011 to amend the OCP from Neigbourhood Residential to Downtown; and rezone the subject property from RS4: Urban Residential to C8: Commercial Conversion, as shown on Appendix ‘A’ to Bylaw No. 9257 and 9258, respectively.
Please find below the Report to Council and attachments considered by Council for First and Second Reading on June 13, 2022.