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Downtown Accessible Door Program

The City of Quesnel and the Quesnel Downtown Association share a common goal in improving the accessibility of the community for all residents, young and old. This program seeks to ease the cost burden of installing an automatic door opener for business and property owners, by covering 60% of the cost of installation.

Downtown Accessible Door Program Guidelines

Downtown Accessible Door Program Application

2017 Facade Improvement Grant Program

The 2016 Facade Improvement Program was a success!

We are now accepting new applications for 2017! This program can provide reimbursement grants of up to:

  • 50% of the cost of eligible improvements, to a maximum of $5,000 per building/project:
    • Building must be located in one of the following areas: Downtown Core, West Quesnel, South Quesnel Highway, or North Quesnel Highway (see Eligible Properties Map)
    • Storefront projects must have a minimum total project cost of $2,000 in order to quality; OR
  • 50% of the cost of eligible way-finding signage, to a maximum of $500 for businesses in the Residential-Commercial Transition area, that have a storefront (see Eligible Properties Map).

Project applications must be submitted no later than May 31, 2017.

Projects must be completed with final supporting documents submitted no later than November 30, 2017.

To apply, complete the application form (review guidelines and map first to ensure eligibility).

Contact the City Planner, Urszula Walus at uwalus@quesnel.ca or call 250-992-2111 to discuss your project before submitting an application.

Facade Grant Application
Facade Improvment Guidelines
Map of Eligible Properties


Official Community Plan Update - 2030

The City of Quesnel is excited to announce it has begun the process of updating the Official Community Plan (OCP)! This is an exciting time and the City wants to hear your thoughts and ideas on how the City will evolve as it looks to the future.

Click here to get invloved!

Multi-family Housing Incentives Program

This program is intended to provide incentives for the development of multi-family housing units that improved accessibility
as well as meet set design and livability standards.

Incentives may also be provided for affordable housing units and/or developments that are of low environmental impact if they first meet the requirements of the tax exemption program.

Click here for more info

Multiple Family Development Permit Area

About Development Services

The Mission of the Planning and Development Services Department is to provide excellent customer service by providing timely and accurate planning and building inspection services to the general public and development community. The department guides the overall development vision of the City to protect and enhance the area's natural and man-made environment, its economic base and its neighbourhoods to achieve a high quality of life.

The Department's responsibilities include Land Use Planning, Building Inspection, and Mapping (GIS).

We welcome you to contact our department with any questions or for further information.

You are encouraged to discuss your proposed development with the development services department prior to submitting applications to discuss the application process and requirements.

The following information applies to properties in Quesnel City Limits only; if you are outside of City limits, please contact the Cariboo Regional District for building or planning information.


Navigate to the Mapping page to find land use and other property information with the web mapping program "Q City Map".


Information and Applications

Find information for when a Building Permit is required, recent building activity reports, the Building Bylaw, and links to important building and property maps and information, and application forms.


Sustainable Community Planning

Development Review Information

Long Range Policy

Official Community Plan and Zoning

Development Permits and Variance Permits


Fencing and Retaining Walls


Formal Request for Property Information

Other Development Applications
Applications for soil removal, tree removal, temporary sidewalk/parking stall rental and outdoor cafes

Civic Addressing

Disclaimer: submission of application is not permission. Do not proceed until authorization is formally given.


Bylaw Page
Business Licensing
Public Works and Engineering
Economic Development
Q City Map (online mapping)
Land Titles and Survey Authority
West Quesnel Land Stability
Master Fees Bylaw


Director of Development Services
Tanya Turner

City Planner
Urszula Walus

Building Inspections Clerk
Lori McKee

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