A pre-application review is recommended prior to submitting a Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment, rezoning, and heritage revitalization agreement (HRA) applications. This preliminary review process provides a coordinated response from relevant City departments to help identify major development considerations, as can be determined from the preliminary concept plans and proposed development description submitted. You will also be provided the opportunity to present your tentative proposal to Council for their early input.

From submission to presentation to Council this review process typically takes two to three months.

The pre-application review process does not include the following:

  • referrals to outside bodies or organizations
  • suggested or implied results of your official application

Apply for a Pre-Application Review

Prior to submitting a pre-application review application, we recommend that you consult with City planning staff by emailing planning@portmoody.ca or phoning 604-469-4540 to make sure that you have all of the necessary paperwork. This will help you save time during the application process.

  1. Review the Development Application Submission Requirements Checklist (PDF).
  2. Visit Submit a Development Application for detailed application information and to submit your application online.