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Fundy Bay Planning Area Rural Plan Adopted:

Effective as of November 23, 2022, the Fundy Bay Planning Area Rural Plan Regulation now applies to development in the Fundy Bay area. Please note, this rural plan, which was adopted by the Minister of Local Government and Local Governance Reform, will remain in effect until it is repealed or amended by the newly elected Eastern Charlotte council. For any questions about the rural plan, please call (506) 466-7369.

Building Regulation Changes for Accessory Structures:

Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the new provincial building regulation will affect all of New Brunswick, including all municipalities and rural areas. One notable change is that all accessory structures greater than 55 square metres/592 square feet (except camps 58.05m2/625 ft2) will require a building permit. For a summary of changes in the region, click here.

Avoid delays:

To avoid delays, make sure your application contains all the required details.  A critical issue causing delays in some permits has been incomplete plans. Plans must show foundation details, wall construction, roofing details, and earthquake bracing detail if required. We strongly advise that designers/applicants read the application checklist before filing an application. Click here for the southwest New Brunswick seismic map.

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, Blacks Harbour, 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.