Land Use and Development

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) provides regulations and services related to building, land use planning and development for property owners, developers, commercial tenants, contractors and realtors.

The building season in Whistler is short. Plan early and contact Municipal Hall before creating project designs. Initiate the permit process as soon as possible and submit a complete application to ensure the project stays on track.

All construction in Whistler Village must adhere to the Whistler Village Construction Management Strategy and construction that is considered to jeopardize the use of public areas in Whistler Village shall not be carried out between Canada Day and Labour Day of the same year.

This brochure provides an overview of the building and development permit process.


Permits are required from the RMOW to construct, add to or renovate a building on your property. For more information on Building Permits, including application packages, resources and regulations, and active or historical permit information, visit the Building page.


The RMOW guides land use and administers permits for various kinds of development through its Planning Department. In general, all commercial, industrial and multi-family residential development in Whistler requires a Development Permit, as will any development on ecologically sensitive lands.

Visit Planning for information on:

Other Related Permits

Permit Inquiry

Search for permits that have been applied for or issued for Whistler properties.