Community Development

The Community Development Department wants to build a better community for you. We work with many groups and City departments to build a well-designed, healthy and prosperous community.  Dedicated units in our department - Current Planning & Subdivision, Engineering & Environment, Building Inspections, Real Estate, Community & Cultural Planning and our front-line Permit Centre - handle specific areas of expertise.

If you are interested in developing land, building a house, or opening a business, we can help you.

To keep informed, refer to resources such as the Official Community Plan and the Culture & Heritage Newsletter. You can also keep up with development projects through our What's Building in My Neighbourhood program. All this information and more is available to you on our website.

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Dale Lindsay Director of Community Development

Building Inspections

The Building Inspections Section is responsible for the enforcement of the British Columbia Building Code and applicable City bylaws within the City of Nanaimo, most often through the issuance of building permits.

Building Inspections works closely with Permit Centre staff in the processing of building permit applications and related information, as well as other City sections, primarily Community Development staff.

Looking for more information on the permits we issue?


Building Inspections Section 250-755-4429

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