Important notice on plan submissions:
Effective immediately, our office will be strictly enforcing the requirement for scaled drawings for any additions and new builds. The drawings do not have to be professionally done, but must indicate with reasonable accuracy, such things as joist spans, door widths, window openings, and the like. (Please note this is a requirement laid down by the Province in new regulations in any regard.)
Further, for any construction that is greater than 1,200 square feet in size, our office will require submission of truss plans, plans for engineered joists, as well as window quotes to verify compliance with the National Building Code.
Plans for any non-residential construction must be submitted in digital format as a .pdf file.
Interested in Joining the PRAC?
The Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission (SNBSC) is searching for several new Planning Review and Adjustment Committee (PRAC) members. If you are interested, please check out this role description and find out how to apply.
Searchable Zoning Maps
SNBSC is pleased to introduce interactive zoning maps for our region. Click here to be taken to the regional map. From there, you can enter your address to find out if you are in an area with a Land Use Plan, and if you are, what zone of that plan your property is in. There are also links to specific areas on the Zoning By-laws or Regulations page.
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.