Planning Application Forms & Procedures

How to Make a Planning Application

Starting on July 26, 2023, the City of Maple Ridge will only accept a complete rezoning application at the application intake. A complete application should include all associated development applications (i.e. development permit, development variance permit, subdivision, etc.) along with the required detailed information and technical reports which are outlined in the Pre-Application Review Letter, Application Submission Checklist and Drawing Submission Details. This step is to streamline the development application review process and expedite housing construction in Maple Ridge. For more information, please see the June 13, 2023 Council report and the Final Reading Report, dated July 25, 2023.

Step 1

  • A Pre-Application Meeting is generally required prior to submitting a Development Application. Please submit the Pre-Application Meeting Request Form by emailing it to or submitting it to the Planning Front Counter at City Hall.
  • Planning staff will review your application, provide an invoice for the Application Fee (payable online), and arrange for an appointment to review the development proposal with the applicant. 
  • For more complex pre-application discussions, Planning staff may request that you submit a Land Use Inquiry. Please submit fill out the Land Use Inquiry Application form found within the Land Use Inquiry Guide.

Step 2

Submit a complete application along with associated development applications, and the required information and materials as outlined in the Pre-Application Review Letter and the Application Submission Checklist, and in accordance with the Drawing Submission Details.