Contacting Development Services

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:
    • 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 (DP), Development Variance Permit (DVP), Official Community Plan Amendment (OCP), Zoning Bylaw Amendment (ZBL), Temporary Use Permit (TUP)
Forms & Checklists

• DPA 1 - Maritime - Checklist & Tip Sheet

• DPA 2,3,4 & 5 - Downtown, Commercial & Multi-Unit Residential - Checklist & Tip Sheet

• DPA 6 & 7 - Riparian & Hazard Lands - Checklist & Tip Sheet

• DPA 8 - Multi-Unit Residential ESA - Checklist & Tip Sheet

• DPA 9 & 10 - High St & Coach House - Checklist & Tip Sheet

• DVP - Checklist & Tip Sheet

• OCP, ZBL & TUP - Checklist

• Development Application Form

Appointment of Agent Form
Board of Variance
Board of Variance Application BOV Application Guide and Form
Sign & Facade
Sign Permit Sign and Facade Permit Application Form
Building Permit Building Permit Forms & Information
Subdivision Subdivision Application
Other Forms

Triggers for submitting a Site Disclosure Statement 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