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Land Use Information Letters

Notice:  Please be advised that the City of Abbotsford is presently completing changes to enhance the delivery of this service.  An update will be available shortly.


What is a Land Use Information Letter?

Land Use Information Letters, also known as Comfort Letters, provide information on the current zoning, building permits records, business licence records etc.  They are most commonly requested by Law firms wanting to know the current status of a property before the finalization of a property sale. They do not include information from the Fire Department or Fraser Health Authority.  Separate requests must be made to these organizations.

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How do I submit a request for a Land Use Information Letter?

Land Use Information Letters can be requested in writing to the attention of the Planning Services Division.  Please include the civic address, parcel identifier (PID) and legal description of the property, as well as a detailed list of the information you are requesting on the property.  Requests can be submitted in hard-copy or electronically by fax or email, however, requests cannot be processed until payment has been received.

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How much does a Land Use Information Letter cost?

  • RS, RR, CR, SR and A Zones: $130 per PID (PID example: 018-129-315)
  • All others Zones: $350 per PID  (i.e. multi-family, commercial, industrial, institutional)
  • Strata properties pay per parent parcel, not per strata unit.

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How long will it take for my request to be completed?

Please allow up to 20 working days, per property, from receipt of payment to process the request.

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