Development Permit Area Guidelines have been created for each Development Permit Area to help manage the character and form of development in different areas of Prince Rupert, contributing to the City’s goals for sustainable and well-planned development. The City of Prince Rupert currently has several Development Permit Areas, with Guidelines noted below:
- General Commercial Development Permit Guidelines
- City Core Development Permit Guidelines
- Multi Family Development Permit Guidelines
- Industrial Development Permit Area Guidelines
- Riparian Area Development Permit Guidelines
- Hazardous Areas Development Permit Guidelines
Before applying for a Development Permit or Development Variance Permit, consult the guideline applicable to your property to understand the associated rules and regulations. Each Development Permit Area has its own specific guidelines for development listed above, which can also be found at City Hall.
Application Guide for a Development Permit Application
In addition to existing City regulations with respect to Development Permit Areas, the City has also formally adopted the Wayfinding Signage Standards document developed by Tourism Prince Rupert, which provides colour coding, typographic, and stylistic guidelines that must be followed for future wayfinding signage that is installed in the City's main districts. For more information, see the full Guideline document below.