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 phone or email to make sure that you have all of the necessary paperwork. This will help you save time during the application process.

Completed application forms and supporting documentation should be submitted by email to planning@portmoody.ca. If your files are too large for email, staff will provide an online upload link. If you are unable to digitally submit your application, please call or email to schedule an in person appointment.

Submissions will be vetted for completeness before payment is processed.

Your application submission should include:

  • completed Pre-Application Review application (PDF)
  • application fee – see Fees Bylaw
  • Certificate of Title dated no more than 30 days prior to the application
  • Letter of Intent that outlines the current use, proposed use, and justification for the proposal
  • Relevant reports – see checklist on application form
  • Site Survey, prepared by a licensed BC Land Surveyor
  • detailed Site Plan
  • elevation drawings
  • colour photographs of the current site