The City's Planning department manages the city's physical development and growth, land use and development applications, and provides professional planning advice to Council, city departments, and the public.

The Planning department can provide support and information related to zoning, development permits, planning initiatives, the City's Official Community Plan, land use, and related bylaws.

The Planning department helps to oversee growth and development through the management of various applications and permits:


When land outside the City of Fernie boundary is proposed to be rezoned for development, the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) works with the City of Fernie Planning Department to ensure any concerns are brought forward and considered by the RDEK Board of Directors as part of their decision-making process.

The RDEK communicates with the Planning Department through a Referral Process, giving the City of Fernie opportunity to comment on any proposed RDEK zoning bylaw amendments.

Referral responses provided to the RDEK concerning zoning amendment bylaws are available to view online, here

Current Projects

Learn how the City is working to encourage and improve affordable housing options across the community.

Visit the Housing and Development project page at Let's Talk Fernie for links to resources and regular updates.