Planning and Development Department General Information


The Planning and Development Department monitors development throughout Torbay and enforces the Town of Torbay Development Regulations as well as a number of other regulations which serve to regulate construction and development in the Town, whether it be residential or commercial. The Department is responsible for the permitting of developments and helps guide residents and businesses through the permitting process. They are able to help residents with any questions they may have regarding  development or construction on their own property or in their neighborhood. The Planning and Development Department is also responsible for the following:

  • Administration and review of the Town's Municipal Plan & Development Regulations
  • Providing recommendations on policies to guide and control the long term development of the Town
  • Reviewing and processing Building and Development applications
  • Processing of Compliance Letters
  • Processing of Occupancy Permits
  • Development Control
  • Providing General Information and Advice on:
    • Building applications
    • Various land use matters
    • Plan amendments
    • Rezoning amendments
    • Subdivision applications
    • Business development
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Our bulk garbage program will run for two (2) weekends in the spring and again for two (2) weekends in the fall. As with previous years residents can drop off large metals, organics, recyclables and bulk garbage. Read more...

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Volunteer with the Torbay Volunteer Fire Department

The Torbay Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD) was formed in 1974, after a tragic fire took the lives of six Torbay residents. In an ongoing commitment to help ensure such a tragedy never happens again, these dedicated Volunteers give freely of their time and energy, continually training and honing their skills. If you would like to be one of those volunteers, go to the TVFD page for contact information.


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