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Building Regulation Changes for Accessory Structures:

Effective Jan. 1, 2023, changes to the provincial building regulation affected 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 58.06m2/625 ft2) will require a building permit. For a summary of changes in the region, click here.

About Us

The Commission provides community planning services to all the Southwest Rural District, along with the Municipal District of St. Stephen, the Town of Saint Andrews, the Village of McAdam, the Rural Community of Eastern Charlotte, and the Rural Community of Fundy Shores.

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.