Rural Residential Information

When you live in a rural area, you can be assured that land will not remain the same. Rural areas are home to valuable industrial, recreational and residential opportunities and in many areas, co-exist side by side.

It’s important to research the issues before purchasing or developing land. You should check with the Planning & Development Department to confirm that a piece of land can be built on, and what can be built. Easements may require you to allow construction and maintenance of roads, power lines, water lines, sewer lines or other infrastructure across your land.

Read our Guide To Rural Living!
Get an in-depth overview of what you can expect to live in a rural setting.

There are many other issues that can affect your property, such as road access, utility services, land and environmental quality, and agricultural issues. It is important to research these items before purchasing land.

Please check with the Planning and Development Department to find out about your zoning and to see what future developments may be in the planning stages. The zoning of your property and the surrounding area restricts what can be built. But zoning can also be changed. All development permits are advertised on the County website and in the local newspaper and amendments to zoning are advertised as well.

For more information visit the Planning and Development webpage. That includes information on:

Land Use Plans

Land Use Bylaw

Permits & Forms

Subdividing Land

Development Guides

Current projects and development permits