Land Development

The Department of Development Services & Engineering oversees planning, subdivision, sustainability initiatives.  This department is responsible for ensuring that land and buildings are developed in an orderly and safe manner, taking into consideration social, environmental, economic and cultural factors.

Land Development Applications

The Department of Development Services and Engineering administers the following:

Application Forms

Relevant development application forms are available on the Applications and Forms page

Submitting Applications

When submitting applications, please ensure that you are thorough and you have provided all of the necessary attachments, to ensure that the processing of applications is not delayed by missing information.

Hard copies of Development Applications can be submitted Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, to the Development Services office, on the 2nd floor of 101 Ward St., Nelson.

Electronic copies of Land Development Applications can also be submitted by emailing Development Services and Engineering


Staff are available to assist with inquiries regarding land development within the city between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Feel free to make an appointment to ensure the Staff member you want to see is available.

Developing Outside City Limits

For information on developing outside of City limits, please contact the Department of Development Services at the Central Kootenay Regional District.