Building & Development Services

Building and Development services fall under Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Planning and Development department. This department facilitates the following:

  • The administration of the Town’s Municipal Plan and Development Regulations
  • Zoning and public regulations
  • Building permits
  • Occupancy permits
  • Development control
  • Town plan review and updating of the plan
  • GIS and mapping
  • Environmental monitoring

To speak with someone in the Planning & Development Department, call 895-5650


Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Town Hall and all Town Facilities are closed to the public until further notice. As such, we will temporarily not be accepting any written planning and development submissions in person at this time, and all those wishing to respond to any Discretionary Use Ads or Public Notices may send their responses directly by email to [email protected]. If you have any further concerns or questions, the Town’s 24/7 phone line remains open by calling 895-8000.

All Notices will be listed here as they become available.

Forms and Documents

Municipal Plan and Regulations

Please be advised that periodically Council may make amendments to the Town’s Municipal Plan and Development Regulations 2014-2024. Below, for your convenience, are working copies of the planning documents with amendments which have been registered and published in the Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette. The original amendment documents can be found at the Town Office.

Municipal Plan 2014-2024

Development Regulations 2014-2024 (Updated April 2019)

Subdivision Design and Construction Standards

Subdivision Design & Construction Standards 2010 (Updated 2019)


Please click on the appropriate section to view and download the Town’s Land Use Zoning, Future Land Use and Environmental Protection maps:

Flood Zone Information and Maps


In accordance with Part VI (APPEALS) of the Urban and Rural Planning Act, 2000, a person(s) aggrieved of certain decisions of Council may appeal that decision to the Eastern Newfoundland Regional Appeal Board.  Information regarding appeals (i.e. what can be appealed, filing and appeal, and results of appeal hearings) can be found here.

Permits Issued

For additional yearly permit collections, please contact the Planning and Development Department.

For the Planning and Development overview page, please click here.

Contact Our Staff

Les Spurrell

Planning Coordinator

895-8000 x263

David Beckett

Development Control Officer

895-8000 x230

Holly Duffett

Planning Technologist

895-8000 x261

Ashley Linehan

Planning Technician

895-8000 x224

Jenine Purchase

Planning Clerk

895-8000 x225

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