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
  • Environmental monitoring

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


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
PC-SP Development Regulations (2014-2024)(Updated December 2017)


Subdivision Design and Construction Standards

Subdivision Design & Construction Standards 2010



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

Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Flood Risk Mapping Study
Technical Appendices – Volume 1
Technical Appendices – Volume 2

1:20 and 1:100 AEP Floodlines
1:20 and 1:100 AEP Climate Change Floodlines
1:20 and 1:100 AEP Inundation Floodlines
1:20 and 1:100 AEP Velocity Distribution Floodlines
1:20 and 1:100 AEP Flood Hazard Floodlines



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.



Please be advised that the public consultation for Development Regulations Amendment No. 3, 2018 has been placed on hold.   Items related to this Amendment that are on the Agenda for the November 27, 2018 Public Council Meeting will be held pending further discussion.

Discretionary Use Ads:

Civic # 28-30 Kensington Lane – Business (Personal Service)


Permits issued 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

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

For the Planning and Development 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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