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Development Applications & Forms


PDF Icon Residential Development Permit (80 KB)
PDF Icon Non-Residential Development Permit (80 KB)

 Home Based Business License Application

 PDF Icon Application Form (605 KB)

To operate a business out of your residence, you need to first obtain two approvals:

  1. The first is a development permit. A development permit, issued by the Planning, Property and Buildings Department, allows business activities to be conducted from a residential property under the Zoning By-law.
  2. The second is a business license. A business license, issued by the Licensing Department, legally allows you to operate a business.

If you are establishing a new business in your residence, or you are changing the parameters of your existing business (e.g. change of address, changing the number of clients on your residential property), you must complete the Home-Based Business Application Form. The application form must be submitted to the Planning, Property & Buildings Department at the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, 638 Princess Avenue. The license must be renewed annually through the Licensing Department at City Hall (410 - 9th Street, main floor).

 Temporary Signs

PDF Icon Application Form (284 KB)

All temporary signs on private property must comply with the PDF Icon Temporary Sign By-law (248 KB). All temporary signs must be placed in accordance with the temporary sign by-law and some require permits. Signs which require permits include:

  • Mobile signs
  • Development signs
  • Construction signs
  • Real estate signs
  • Produce signs
  • Sandwich board signs
  • Vehicle and trailer signs

To apply for a permit please fill out the above application form.

A temporary sign permit is required for:

  • Signs regarding and for use at community or charitable events, for a maximum of twenty-one (21) calendar days per event
  • a (non-rigid) banner for a maximum of twenty-one (21) days

Zoning Memorandum Request

A Zoning Memorandum is a written letter that identifies whether or not all buildings and structures identified on a survey on the property in question conform to the siting requirements in the City of Brandon Zoning By-law, and if applicable, reasons for non-conformance. Turnaround time is generally wtihin ten (10) business days.

PDF Icon Zoning Memorandum Request Form (378 KB)

Zoning Confirmation Request

The purpose of a Zoning Confirmation is to verify, in writing, the land use designation as per the Development Plan, zoning as per the City of Brandon Zoning By-law, and any Secondary Plan designations, if applicable, on a specific site. Zoning Confirmations are typically used by financial institutions during due diligence processes, but can be requested by anyone at any time. Turnaround time is generally within ten (10) business days.

PDF Icon Zoning Confirmation Request Form (360 KB)

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