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Planning & Development

The Village's Planning & Development Department acts in the public interest to prepare plans and policies to guide development, balancing the needs of the community with economic, social and environmental considerations to protect the unique character of our community and quality of life for existing and future generations.

Current Applications

File No. Type Applicant Address Purpose Documents
Z-2021-01 OCP & Zoning Amendments     Ecora Engineering Ltd. (Donna Butler) 914 10th Ave To allow for the development of a 16 pad manufactured home park.




Site Plan

Draft OCP Amendment Bylaw 850-01

Draft Zoning Amendment Bylaw 851-01

Draft Subdivision Development Amendment Bylaw 825-02

Referral Report

Council Report (1st & 2nd Reading)

Public Hearing Notice

Feedback Form

3rd Reading Council Report and Feedback Forms

Additional Feedback Forms Sept 3/21

Additional Feedback Forms Sept 6/21

Additional Feedback Forms Sept 10/21

Sept 20/21 Public Hearing Agenda Package with feedback forms

Z-2021-03 OCP & Zoning Bylaw Amendments Not applicable (Village of Keremeos initiated) Various The Village of Keremeos is initiating a series of textual and mapping amendments to the Official Community Plan Bylaw 850 and Zoning Bylaw 851 that have been identified in the six (6) months since the bylaws were adopted.

Council Report (initiation)

Draft OCP Amendment Bylaw 850-03 (annotated version – 2021-09-07)

Draft Zoning Amendment Bylaw 851-03 (annotated version – 2021-09-07)

Council Report (1st & 2nd Reading)

Public Hearing Notice

Council Report (3rd Reading)

Council Report (Adoption)

Feedback Form



The principal functions of the Planning & Development Department are:

  • to prepare land use plans and policies for consideration by Village Council;
  • to serve the community by responding to a wide range of inquiries and applications related to the use and development of land;
  • to administer Village land use bylaws, standards and policies;
  • to facilitate citizen participation in the land use process; and
  • to act as a resource to Village Council on planning and development matters.


Land Use Procedures Bylaw No. 819

Defines the procedures for applying for an OCP/Zoning Bylaw Amendment, Development Permit (DP), Development Variance Permit (DVP), Watercourse Development Permit (WDP) or Temporary Use Permit (TUP).  A copy of this Bylaw can be found by clicking here.


Agricultural Land Reserve Exclusion Application

An application for exclusion of lands from the ALR must be submitted to the local government prior to being forwarded to the Agricultural Land Commission. For more information, visit the Agricultural Land Commission's website by following the link below.

Agricultural Land Commission Website


Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 850

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a statement of objectives and policies to guide planning and land use decisions within the Village. An OCP is a statement of policy and does not regulate the use of private property; that is the role regulatory bylaws such as the Zoning Bylaw play.  A copy of this Bylaw can be found by clicking here.


Official Community Plan Future Land Use Map

Outlines future desired patterns of land use in the Village.  A copy of this map can be found by clicking here.


Zoning Bylaw No. 851

Specifies allowable uses by zones as well as regulating densities, setback requirements, maximum height and size of structures, off-street parking and loading requirements, home occupation regulations and provisions for permitting "secondary suites" and "carriage houses" on certain zoned properties.  A copy of this Bylaw can be found by clicking here.


Zoning Map

Outlines current zoning designations for property in the Village.  A copy of this map can be found by clicking here.


Applicable fees and charges for Planning & Development services are highlighted in 'Schedule 1' of the Village's Fees & Charges Bylaw No. 795, which can be found by clicking here.