Zoning Bylaw Update

The preliminary directions approved by Council on February 17, 2014 are intended to significantly simplify and much more clearly articulate the Zoning regulations for properties within the City of Abbotsford...more

Notice of Director Hearing

The Director of Development Planning will hold a Director Hearing at 3:00 pm, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, in Room 235, at Abbotsford City Hall...more

Notice of Public Information Meeting

The City of Abbotsford will hold a public information meeting to consult with the public on a proposal to amend the City's Official Community Plan (OCP), to designate a portion of the subject property as a Temporary Residential Use Permit Area...more             

Business Licence Fee Increase

City Council approved a business licence fee increase. This increase was effective May 1, 2014...more          

Official Community Plan Update

Updating the plan will help provide everyone with greater clarity about the future of Abbotsford as we continue to grow. In short, the OCP sorts out where people will live, work and play in the city. This OCP update is your chance to have a say about the Abbotsford of the future!...more             

Quarterly Report

Quarterly Reports were created to provide statistical information on development activity by quarter, as well as an update on major planning initiatives...more

Planning and Development Services and Economic Development Department Re-structuring

The City of Abbotsford has recently restructured, and realigned our services to better meet our customer’s needs. With this change, Economic Development and Planning Services have been established as two separate Departments.

As our new City of Abbotsford website will be launching this summer, our existing website will not be updated to reflect this internal restructuring. If you have any questions in the interim, you can contact 604-864-5586 for Economic Development or 604-864-5510 for Planning & Development Services.

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Economic Development & Planning Services

The Department is primarily responsible for formulating policies and standards for new development; managing approvals of all types of land development; regulating building construction, ensuring compliance with community standards; facilitating development of best practices to protect the environment, and bylaw enforcement...more