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Zoning By-law, Amendments and Maps

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Planning and Development

Using a series of land use zones and corresponding text, the Town of Inuvik Zoning By-law Plan generally spells out how land and buildings may be used, where buildings and other structures may be located and what constraints may be applicable to the development of a particular property. Contrary to the Community Plan, the zoning By-law is a legally enforceable document which is designed to regulate land use and future development.

The purpose of Zoning is:

  • To facilitate the orderly, economic and sustainable development of the town.
  • To maintain efficiency and harmony in the use of land in the community;.
  • To establish and promote minimum standards for the health, safety, convenience and welfare of the public.
  • To prevent overcrowding of lands.
  • To secure adequate light, air and access.
  • To protect property values.


 Zoning By-Law Amendments
Some developments may require an amendment to the zoning By-law or property zone. An application is assessed by staff, considered by Council, and includes public consultation. Please contact us to discuss your proposal prior to applying. All applications to amend the zoning By-law will require the completion of the application for zoning amendment form.
 Amend the Zoning By-law Fees

A non-refundable fee for each amendment to zoning By-law to be calculated as follows:



Non-refundable application fee

Rezoning basic fee



Plus the cost for each development application

 Zoning Map
The Zoning Maps are found in Schedule C of Zoning By-law Plan. They divide the Town of Inuvik into zones and specify the zoning provisions applying to particular lands. The zoning By-law and map are subject to change from time to time. It is strongly advised to confirm zoning information with the Development Officer. The Town Centre Zoning Map and Shell Lake and Airport Zoning Map is available online.

For more information, please contact the Development Officer.