Planning and Strategic Initiatives

It is vitally important that we plan for the future to ensure that growth and development are managed wisely while still being mindful of the diverse needs of our community. The Planning and Strategic Initiatives Department seeks to manage our community's growth and development through these areas:

Planning and Development

Long Range Planning

Includes the development of:

Business Licensing and One Stop Business registration

Economic Development

Downtown Task Force


To promote economic development more effectively, the City of Chilliwack, the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Improvement Association have formed Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO). This partnership is dedicated to facilitating business and providing day to day services to the business community, while planning and implementing the overall economic development strategy for the City.

In additional to CEPCO's efforts, the Planning and Strategic Initiatives Department supports entrepreneurs by providing advice on:

  • Zoning information
  • Business Licensing
  • Long range planning policy
  • Information on growth projections and development needs

For general business and economic information, please visit Business & Economy, and for specific inquiries related to economic development, please contact CEPCO.

Applications - Forms

This page contains downloadable forms for Development Permit Applications, Development Variance Permit Applications, Mailing Address Change, change mailing address, mailing address, change address, address change, Rezoning Applications, Subdivision Applications, and Temporary Commercial/Industrial Use Permit Applications.