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Building and development permits are still being issued during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have returned to normal opening hours at our office (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) with social distancing measures in effect. Please note that per provincial decree, masks are currently required for all visitors to our office.

NOTE: Our Covid-19 processes here.

Our expected processing time for new permits is approximately one week. To avoid delays, please ensure all required documents (full plans for a building permit application, property setback diagram, septic approval if required, wetlands approval if required, highway setback if required) are included with your application.

About Us

The Commission provides land planning services to all Local Service Districts in our region, along with the towns of St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, and St. George; and the villages of McAdam and Harvey.

The Commission's planning functions includes development of municipal and rural plans and related by-laws, the administration and enforcement of the by-laws, issuing building permits, conducting building inspections (except in St. Stephen) and subdivision approvals.

The Commission is also responsible for overseeing by-law enforcement for the Village of McAdam.

Our office is located at 33 Wall Street, in St., Stephen. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.