The Development Services Department represents the municipality on a wide range of issues relating to planning and land use development, as well as the administration and enforcement of various regulatory bylaws.
The Development Services Department provides services designed to shape future development by ensuring orderly and safe growth within the District. The Department is comprised of Building Permits and Inspections, Business Licences, Bylaw Enforcement, Dog Licences and Animal Control Administration. the Planning Department and Public Transit.
|Director of Development Services||Dan Sommer||604-820-3747|
Building Permits and Inspections
Building or Inspection Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3726 • Fax: 604-826-7951
The Building Division is primarily responsible for ensuring that the current building code is complied with, along with other building regulations including the Municipal Building Bylaw. The Division is involved in building permits and inspections, and business licensing.
Business Licensing Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3727 • Fax: 604-826-7951
Business Licences are required for all businesses within the District of Mission. Any activity or undertaking providing a professional, personal or other service for the purposes of gain or profit requires a valid business licence.
Bylaw Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3727 • Fax: 604-826-7951
The Bylaw Enforcement Division of the Development Services Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the various regulatory bylaws of the Municipality. Some of the areas of responsibility include: complaints and parking enforcement.
The Bylaw Enforcement Division seeks to gain compliance with municipal regulatory bylaw requirements by: informing, educating and as a last resort, by using the enforcement process. Enforcement of the District of Mission bylaws is a complaint generated system, with the exception of imminent life safety issues.
Dog Licences & Animal Control
Dog licensing and animal control services are delivered by the Fraser Valley Regional District’s Community Animal Response & Education (CARE) program.
Find out more about Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) Animal Control
Planning Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3748 • Fax: 604-826-7951
As the District of Mission grows and changes, Planning supports and oversees the functions of community wide land-use planning and site specific development planning. Planning is primarily responsible for managing growth and development through the administration of applicable land use bylaws and policies adopted by Council.
Mission Public Transit Information
Maps and schedules of public transit services available to Mission residents
The District of Mission and the City of Abbotsford are partners in a joint transit system for the combined service area. The conventional and custom transit services are provided by First Canada ULC under a joint agreement between the contractor, local government and B.C. Transit.