Official Community Plan

The City of Vernon is currently updating our Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP is a long range plan that sets out policies for how a community will accommodate population growth. By 2045, an additional 20,000 people are expected to move to our community. Our new OCP will reflect our community vision for how neighbourhoods and transportation networks can enriched and improved to best support our growing population.

The first survey for the Official Community Plan & Transportation Plan is now closed.  We would like to thank you for your participation.  For survey results, information on the project, and to stay informed on future events, please sign up to the mailing list at

To read the current OCP please visit: Official Community Plan Bylaw.

OCP Amendments

The City of Vernon has an Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment Policy that guides the City in its consideration of OCP amendment application. This policy states that amendment applications are considered annually after the deadline of March 1st (contact the City for a list of exemptions). It also states that a public open house will be hosted by the City of Vernon, in addition to the legislated official Public Hearing process, to provide community residents with an additional opportunity to consider the amendment applications.