Development Permits

The Official Community Plan (OCP) identifies five Development Permit Areas within Esquimalt.


Properties within these Development Permit Areas require a Development Permit to be issued by Council, for any new development or redevelopment.

Development Permits:

  • Provide guidelines for the exterior form and character of developments, including landscaping
  • Protect the natural environment
  • Are registered on the property title, once approved, and are binding for current and future owners of the property.

Download a Development Permit Application.

Download a Green Building Checklist.

Download the Development Application Procedures and Fees Bylaw (No.2791).

Learn more about Energy-Efficient New Homes.


Find Development Services contacts.