Environmental Development Permits

If you are doing any work within 15 metres of the top of any watercourse bank, you will need an environmental development permit. This includes:

  • construction of any structure or building
  • construction of impervious or semi-pervious surfaces
  • landscaping
  • tree removals or pruning of any sized trees (more than 10-centimetre diameter at breast height)

The proposed work within 15 m of the top of bank of a watercourse must comply with the District's watercourse protection regulations.

You may not need an environmental development permit if your work only includes:

  • interior renovations
  • construction more than 15 metres from the top of bank boundary
  • maintenance of existing landscaping

Application Process

Applicants must submit all necessary documentation as outlined in the checklist in the Natural Environment Development Application Form.

For Environmental Development Permits for tree work only, a completed application form and an arborist report are all that is required.

Plans and documents must be in PDF format and submitted to:


All fees can be paid online. Directions for online payment will be provided to the applicant following application submission.  


Planning & Development Services


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