Contacting Development Services During Covid-19

Applicants are asked to follow the processes below: 

  • Submit your application materials by e-mail:
    • Send Business Licence applications to:  
    • Development applications (permits, variances, bylaw amendments) and Building Permit applications, including all required supporting documentation, must be submitted electronically in PDF format to:
    • Building permit inspections will be conducted when no one is present at the building site.  Occupied buildings will not be inspected at this time.  The Building Inspector will call the site supervisor to discuss the inspection.
    • Subdivision applications must be submitted electronically to:
  • Make your payment by cheque or money order:
    • Fees will only be accepted via cheque or money order payable to the Town of Ladysmith.
    • Fees can be mailed to PO Box 220 Ladysmith, BC, V9G 1A2 or deposited in the drop box at City Hall (410 Esplanade Avenue) to the left of the front door facing the highway.

To obtain legal surveys, certificates of title, and legal documents registered on title go to

Business Licence  Business Licence Application Business Licence Cancellation Form
Development Permit
Zoning Amendment
Official Community Plan Amendment
Development Variance Permit
Temporary Use Permit
Development Application Package
Board of Variance
Board of Variance Application BOV Application Guide and Form
Sign & Facade
Sign Permit Sign and Facade Permit Application Form
Building Permit

BP Checklist - New Residential Construction

BP Tip Sheet - New Residential Construction

BP Checklist - Renovations Additions

BP Tip Sheet - Renovations Additions

BP Request for Building Permit Information fillable

BP - Application

BP - Appointment of Agent

BP - Driveway Permit Application

BP - Lateral Loads Information

BP - General Contractor and Sub Trade Business Licence List

BP - Damage Deposit Refund Request

Work On or Within Town Streets - Application

Subdivision Subdivision Application
Other Forms

Triggers for submitting a Site Disclosure Statement
Ladysmith Film Industry Permit Package
Release of Funds Request

The personal information provided when completing Town of Ladysmith application forms is collected under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA.  Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. If you have any questions about the use and collection of this information, contact the Corporate Officer at 250.245.6417 or