The District of West Vancouver is committed to governing under fiscal best practices, to the highest ethical standards, with a commitment to transparency, and with the goal of including as many citizens as possible in Council meetings, community consultations and the democratic process.

The District operates under a Council/Manager system, under which the elected Council provides policy direction to staff, which then implements Council policy. 

Departments & Operations

Information about departments and services, including financial information, freedom of information requests, archives, and cemetery.

Development Applications

Major development applications are reviewed and processed by the Planning Department. The following is a list of applications currently underway.

Capital Projects

Capital improvements to district infrastructure and facilities are an investment in our future and make West Vancouver a better place to live. 

The Engineering Department's annual capital program includes:

  • road building and transporation improvements
  • bridge rehabilitation work
  • water utility repair and improvements
  • sanitary sewer and storm drainage projects

Other capital projects may include work on the foreshore, park improvements, and upgrades to municipal facilities.

Agendas & Minutes

Find agendas, watch council meeting videos


Notices of upcoming public hearings and public meetings and statutory notices are posted here.

Notice of Consideration regarding Proposed Development Permit No. 13-070 (5051 Howe Sound Lane) (for consideration at the March 30, 2015 regular Council meeting)

Notice of Consideration regarding Proposed Development Variance Permit No. 14-065 (1507 Haywood Avenue) (for consideration at the March 30, 2015 regular Council meeting)

Notice of Public Hearing regarding Proposed Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 4813, 2015 and Proposed Heritage Designation Bylaw
No. 4814, 2015 (2055 Queens Avenue) (public hearing scheduled for April 13, 2015)


Committees, working groups, boards and panels

Citizen Contribution to Governance

Working jointly with Council and staff, West Vancouver’s citizens have made significant contributions to many of the long-term issues facing our community.

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Get Involved

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Council's Priorities

Council has identified five priority areas to guide budget decisions and work plans for the remainder of its term. These priority areas are rooted in in the Community Strategic Plan and have been updated to reflect past work and achievements.

Council's Top Five Priorities