Community Planning Application Forms

Community Planning Application Forms

On this page you will be able to access application packages for the various permits, approvals, and licenses processed by Community Planning. Each package includes an application guide, which explains the application review and approval process for each application type.

For building permit applications please refer to Building and Inspection Services.

For rebate application packages, please refer to Drinking Water & Watershed Protection.


Licenses & Registries
Home Based Business Application
Liquor & Cannabis Retail Application


DP - Development Permit Application (Delegated and Board of Directors Approvals)
Request for Reconsideration Form - Delegated to General Manager Decision


DVP - Development Variance Permit Application
DPwV - Development Permit with Variance Application
Request for Reconsideration Form - Board of Directors Decision
BOV - Board Of Variance Appeal Application


Amendment Application (Zoning Bylaw and OCP Land Use Amendments)
TUP - Temporary Use Permit Application


Subdivision Review Application
Strata Conversion Application
Agricultural Land Reserve Application


Miscellaneous Forms & Checklists
Letter of Authorization
Property Declaration Form
Sustainable Development Checklist - Residential
Sustainable Development Checklist - Commercial / Institutional
Sustainable Development Guide


Have a question? Need more information?

Please contact Community Planning
Phone: 250-390-6510 (Nanaimo area) or toll free in BC 1-877-607-4111
Fax: 250-390-7511 Email: