Port Moody is a vibrant, connected, and livable city, with distinctive places and spaces, where growth is managed in strategic balance with quality of life. Our approach to land use planning focuses on cultural, social, environmental, and economic sustainability, and we are committed to helping businesses thrive. 

Business and economic development

Are you looking to start or expand your business in Port Moody? Do you want to operate a home-based business or open a home office? Visit our Port Moody Business Hub to find out why Port Moody is a great place to do business or check out our resources to help you get started. Or jump straight to our business licences, forms, and permits to access forms and learn about fees and requirements.

You can also review our business directory and visit our economic development page to learn more about the types of businesses operating in our city and why Port Moody is a great place to locate your business.

Interested in creating a welcoming public space near your business? Consider sponsoring a parklet through our parklet program.


Learn about building and renovating in Port Moody. Depending on your project, you may need to apply for a building permit.

City planning

Our Official Community Plan (OCP) describes our long-term vision for Port Moody. It's a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management. Our Zoning Bylaw regulates how land, buildings, and other structures may be used in our city. We also engage in social planning to help create a livable community for residents of all ages.

Development applications

Our development application review process includes careful consideration by City staff, stakeholders, and Council. As part of this process residents are encouraged to give feedback to help inform decisions about proposed developments.

Visit Development and Planning to learn more about how to submit a development application and how to give your input on current applications.