City of Chilliwack
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A Business License is your formal permission to operate a business within the City of Chilliwack. For information on the requirements for a license phone 604-793-2909 or check the City of Chilliwack website at www.chilliwack.com.
Building Permits and Inspections
A Building Permit for a commercial, industrial, institutional or multi-family residential project will not be issued unless the property is zoned correctly for the use intended, and the lot has been legally registered. Anyone intending to submit an application for a Building Permit is urged to contact the Municipal Development Department, Building Division for assistance.
Development Cost Charges
City Council has adopted a Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw which authorizes fees to be collected prior to Subdivision approval or the issuance of a Building Permit. The fees collected are used to fund major capital improvements to the sewer, water, drainage, and road infrastructure and the acquisition of parkland/open spaces.
The Engineering Department is responsible for the construction of the Municipality's infrastructure. This includes the provision of transportation related services (road construction/repair, storm sewers, etc.), as well as the urban transit system. The planning and construction of water and sanitary sewer services and waste and recycling initiatives are also the responsibility of this department.
The Finance Department is responsible for the financial management of the City including: payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, property taxes, water/sewer utility billing, coordination of the City's Comprehensive Municipal Plan and the budgeting process. The investment of surplus/reserve funds, in an attempt to maximize the City's financial position, is also a goal of the Department. www.chilliwack.com
Official Community Plan
The Official Community Plan (OCP), developed through an extensive community-based process, sets out the City's growth management strategy to 2010, providing direction for future development and growth, including urban and rural development, residential and economic development, environmental protection, parks, transportation, recreation and service infrastructure.
Any inquiries regarding the general content of the Zoning Bylaw or current zoning of a particular property should contact the Municipal Development Department at (604) 793-2906.