Planning & Building Services

Downtown VernonPlanning & Building Services is responsible for the implementation of many of the municipal bylaws & policies related to the planning and growth of the community. Responsibilities of this department include:

The Department strives to foster a positive public attitude towards planning and the development of public confidence respecting the City's approach to growth management:
  • To develop and recommend community development policies to senior management and to Council.
  • To administer Council policy and associated bylaws related to community development.
  • To coordinate and manage all planning & building oriented functions provided by the City.
  • To liaise with senior governments as well as other public and quasi-public agencies.

Planning & Building Services is led by a Manager who is responsible for the management and operations of the department. The City Planner oversees the short range planning and development aspects of the Department duties while the Chief Building Inspector oversees the inspections carried out by department staff. The Environmental Planner addresses environmental policy and development issues. The Long Range Planner is responsible for the Official Community Plan (OCP), neighbourhood plans and related policies. The Planning Assistant works to carry out many of the planning related duties. The Building Inspectors review building permits and conduct field inspections to ensure compliance with municipal bylaws and the British Columbia Building Code. The Counter Clerks receive the various applications handled by the Planning & Building Department.

Contact Info
General Inquiries: 250-550-3634
Fax: 250-545-5309
Planning & Building Services Director: Kim Flick
City Planner: Dale Rintoul
Long Range Planner: Cleo Corbett
Chief Building Inspector: Shawn Knuhtsen
Transportation Demand Mgmt Coord: Wendy Majewski

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