Building & Development Services

The Town is committed to the health and safety of our employees while ensuring we continue to provide core services to our residents.  As such, we are encouraging residents to email any written planning and development submissions or applications at this time.  The Planning & Development Department will continue accepting and processing applications, compliance letter requests and all other submissions through the email address [email protected]. Applications and related forms are available on this page. If you cannot submit your information or applications electronically, please reach out at 709-895-8000 and press option 4 from the menu, to make alternate arrangements.


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 895-8000


Notices

MUNICIPAL PLAN AMENDMENT No. 18, 2023 DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AMENDMENT No. 28, 2023, and St. John’s Urban Region Regional Plan Amendment No. 4, 2023

View document here


Applications and Submissions

We are encouraging residents to email any written planning and development submissions or applications at this time.  The Planning & Development Department will continue accepting and processing applications, compliance letter requests and all other submissions through the email address [email protected]. Applications and related forms are available on this page. If you cannot submit your information or applications electronically, please reach out to 895-8000 (ext. 4) to make alternate arrangements.

Processing of Fees

Credit Card through eServices: Payments can be made using your credit card on the Town’s eServices website https://pcsp.ws.townsuite.com/login.  For assistance with eServices, please call Accounting Technician Joe Donkers at 709-895-8000 (ext. 260).

Other methods of payment include credit card by phone, bill payments through your online banking, or by cheque.

For any assistance regarding payments, please call the Planning & Development Department at 709-895-8000.

Forms & Applications

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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 July 2023)

Subdivision Design and Construction Standards

Flood Zone Information and Maps

Appeals

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

Brian Peach

Director of Planning and Development

709-895-8000 x269
brian.peach@pcsp.ca

Les Spurrell

Planning Coordinator

709-895-8000 x263
Les.Spurrell@pcsp.ca

David Beckett

Development Control Officer

709-895-8000 x230
david.beckett@pcsp.ca

Holly Duffett

Planning Technologist

709-895-8000 x261
holly.duffett@pcsp.ca

Ashley Linehan

Planning Technician

709-895-8000 x224
ashley.linehan@pcsp.ca

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