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How to speak with Heritage/Planning & Development: The Planning Inquiries counter at Town Hall is open weekdays (except Wednesdays) from 8:30am-4:30pm or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-634-4410 ext. 225. Meetings with Heritage/Planning staff must be pre-arranged by appointment. To book an appointment, please contact the appropriate staff with details of the project you wish to discuss.

Development Permit

The Land Use Bylaw regulates the type of use permitted on any lot in the Town of Lunenburg and the location of all buildings and structures on any lots. In addition, it deals with requirements for items such as signs, fences and parking. The main tool for administration of the Land Use Bylaw is the requirement for a development permit for any new development or change in use, or any new structure. Any change to the outside of a building on the lower portion of Dufferin Street, Falkland Street and Tannery Road also requires a development permit for heritage conservation purposes.

Development Agreement

A development agreement is a contract between the owner of a lot and the Town which allows a development that would not usually be allowed on the lot to occur subject to specific terms and conditions. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-634-4410, ext. 225.

Subdivision Approval

Any change in the boundary of a lot requires subdivision approval. A "Subdivision Application" is the form used for this process, which generally begins with an applicant hiring a surveyor to prepare the required information.

Building Inspections/Permits/Occupancy

Building Permits in the Town of Lunenburg can be applied for using the pdf Building Permit Application (493 KB)  and forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dropped off in person at Lunenburg Town Hall. 

Building and Occupancy Permit issue and Inspections are managed by Lunenburg's contracted Building Inspection Department at the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. To book a Building Inspection, or for any questions relating to building code requirements, please contact MODL Building Inspection Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-541-1325.

Fees 

The following applications are subject to fees. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-634-4410, ext. 225 for details.

  • Building Permits
  • Development Agreement Applications
  • Land Use By-law Amendment Applications
  • Municipal Planning Strategy Amendment Applications
  • Subdivisions
  • Encroachment Licenses
  • Zoning Confirmation Letters