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Office Forms & Applications

Building Permit Application
Business License Application
Council Delegation Application
Demolition Permit
Development Permit Application
Development Variance Permit Application
Development Variance Permit Application Guide
Dog licence application
Liquor and Cannabis Licence Application
OCP Amendment Application
Rezoning Application- Form
Sign Permit Application
Temporary Use Application
Village of Burns Lake- Municipal Resident Guide FoodCycler
Water and Sewer Connection Application

Administration Menu

Emergency Contacts

Police, Fire, Medical




The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are responsible for law enforcement in the Municipality.
Phone: 250 692‑7171
Address: 147 Hwy 35
Mailing Address: PO Box 759 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0


Fire Chief: 250 692‑7587
In case of a wildfire contact the Ministry of Forests, Protection Branch
Call toll free 1 800 663‑5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.


Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre 250 692‑2400
Burns Lake Medical Clinic 250 692‑3111

Development Services

The Development Services Department provides assistance to guide development within the Village of Burns Lake. Our department includes services related to land use development, planning, civic addressing, sustainability planning and mapping. For access to online mapping, please use the RDBN Web Mapping Site.

If you have a development project in mind, you are encouraged to contact the Village of Burns Lake early in the process to make sure that your project and permitting requirements are met. We look forward to assisting developers with the permitting process.

If your property is located within a Development Permit Area as designated in the Village’s Official Community Plan, then you will be required to obtain a Development Permit. Generally, Development Permits are required for all commercial and multi–family residential development in the Village. Development permit applications and guides are available online in the Forms and Permits section of the website. For Building Permits, developers are requested to contact the Regional District Bulkley-Nechako (3rd Avenue – 692-3195).

Planning Documents

2019 Economic Development Strategy
2021-2023 Tourism Plan
Age Friendly Assessment
Age-Friendly Checklist
Burns Lake Active Transportation Plan
Burns Lake and Area 55+ Housing Needs Assessment
Burns Lake Housing Report
Burns Lake Sign Strategy Report
Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Design Guidelines
Our Burns Lake – Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Building a Strong Community

We work with developers to achieve the community’s vision of an attractive and highly functional built environment, which supports sustainability goals and strengthens the local economy.


Development Guides

Development Permit Guide
Variance Guide
Zoning Bylaw Amendment Guide

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