Our approach to land use planning and development focuses on cultural, social, environmental, and economic sustainability, so that current and future residents benefit from positive change while knowing the feel of our community – cohesive, welcoming, unique – remains the same. 

Our values are reflected in our development application process, which includes careful consideration by City staff, the Community Planning Advisory Committee, and Council, and in the tools we use to achieve sustainable development projects (Sustainability Report Card), and sustainable building design (Energy Performance Design Guidelines). 

Port Moody has a beautiful natural environment. This means extra precautions must be taken to develop with care around Environmentally Sensitive Areas and to manage wildlife interactions.

Our long-term vision and values are communicated in our Official Community Plan. It's a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management, and it includes development permit area guidelines that set out parameters for new development. Our Zoning Bylaw regulates how land, buildings, and other structures may be used in our city.

Development applications
You may be required to submit a development application for your next project (in addition to a building permit), depending on the scale of the project and the location of the property.
Current development applications 
 Explore current development applications that are at various stages of the review process.
Development permit guidelines 
The Official Community Plan includes specific development permit area guidelines for different areas of the city. 
Heritage conservation
The City uses a number of mechanisms to encourage the preservation and retention of heritage buildings
Planning notices 

View planning notices for current development applications that are going to Public Hearing or are at the public input stage.

Building Permits 

Review the different types of building permits that may be required for your project.