A development permit is required for property owners and developers to undertake specific construction or land-use activities within the city’s boundaries. This permit is a crucial step in the urban planning and zoning process, ensuring that development projects comply with local bylaws, building codes, and the city’s comprehensive plan. It serves to regulate and manage growth while maintaining the community’s safety, aesthetics, and functionality. Whether it’s for erecting a new building, renovating an existing structure, or changing the use of land, obtaining a development permit is a fundamental requirement that helps ensure responsible and sustainable development within the City of Corner Brook.

Common types of development that require a development permit are as follows:

  • building demolition
  • subdivision of land
  • site development
  • excavation
  • home-based business
  • change of use

Building Permit/Development Application  must be completed and submitted to the Development Office.  The Development Inspectors will review and approve the application under the City of Corner Brook Development Regulations.

If you have any questions, please call 637-1500 and your call will be directed to someone in our Planning and Development team.

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