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Kelowna's beautiful natural setting and stewardship of the environment are priorities for our citizens.  The City of Kelowna's development permit process helps sustain the ecological needs of the environment while sustaining the social needs of the community.

There are two Environmental Development Permits: 

Natural Environment - focuses on the protection of environmentally significant water and land-based features such as the lakeshore, creeks, wetlands, and rare habitats.

Hazardous Condition - ensures areas that could be at risk for dangerous conditions such as flooding, rock fall, erosion, land slip, and wildfire are adequately reviewed.  

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If a property is located in a designated Natural Environment Development Permit area, a development permit is required before any activity that alters the land. 

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Making Application

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Applications can be submitted with payment to the One Window Service Centre at City Hall.

We're here to help you!

The Community Planning team is available to assist with pre-application questions. To contact a Planner, please phone 250-469-8626 or email us at

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