Development Services



Responsible for the development of policies and programs that support the achievement of the vision for a sustainable community as outlined in the Official Community Plan.  It also includes downtown, heritage, social and environmental planning functions.  The Department's work is undertaken in consultation with Council, the community, stakeholders and interdepartmental staff.

Current Planning

Primarily application and regulation driven, the Department is responsible for review and processing of development applications including Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments, development permits, variance applications, liquor licencing and subdivision approval.

Information on Services and Fees


  • Planning Institute of BC - Website
  • Canadian Institute of Planners - Website
  • Business Improvement Areas of BC - Website
  • Terrace Downtown Improvement Area - Website
  • Heritage BC - Website
  • BC Statistics - Population Data - Website
  • Ministry of Community Development - Website
  • Ministry of Environment - Remediation Site Profiles - Website
  • Liquor Control and Licencing Branch - Website
  • Project for Public Spaces - Website
  • Tree Canada - Website

Department Contact


Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
5003 Graham Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 1B3
Phone: 250.615.4022
Fax: 250.635.3467