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Public Notice - Special PRAC Meeting March 5th

The Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission (SNBSC) will be hosting a special Planning Review and Adjustment Committee (PRAC) meeting on March 5th 2021 at 10:00 am.

If you would like to attend this public meeting, you must first register by clicking this link: LINK A. Files for this meeting are available to be viewed by clicking this link: LINK B.

After registration, an email will be sent to your inbox with information on how to join. Please note: You will require either a computer, or an Internet-connected cell phone with the Zoom Cloud Meetings application, and a working microphone to speak during this meeting. It is strongly advisable to test your Internet connection and microphone prior to the meeting. During the meeting you will be initially unseen/unheard but you may make comments or request to speak by typing into the Zoom chat textbox or using the ‘raise hand’ function.

If you have technological access issues that would prevent you from attending this meeting, please contact SNBSC staff at (506) 466-3141 for alternative arrangements no later than March 4th at 12:00 pm.

Public Notice - Building Code Administration Act

The National Building Code of Canada 2015 is now adopted throughout New Brunswick as of February 1st 2021. Several wide-ranging other changes have been made to building regulations and legislation in the Province.
See notice: Public Notice Feb. 8 2021 (NBC 2015)


We are still open at our office, from 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.

We will continue to conduct mandatory inspections, as required: see more on our Covid-19 processes here.

About Us

The Commission provides community 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 services may include the development of municipal plans and related by-laws, development of rural plan regulations, administration and enforcement of the by-laws/regulations, issuing building permits, conducting building inspections, and subdivision approvals.

The Commission is also responsible for overseeing Dangerous & Unsightly Premises 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.