The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay announced today it has adopted new building and occupancy regulations aimed at ensuring standards for permits are set, and that current legislation is being followed.
A news release noted the new regulations replace those adopted in 2001.
“We now have building and occupancy regulations that are current and clear,” said Coun. Bert Pomeroy, chairman of the town’s development, planning and public engagement committee.
“New application forms do a better job of communicating the process and making the steps understandable. The new occupancy permit requirements will help the town follow changes in business use and keep current on taxation, as well as improve the town’s building permit process.”
The process for revising the regulations included a review of provincial legislation, an overview of how other municipalities approached the regulations, and public input.
The town also adopted a new set of application forms and an information bulletin, which are available online at www.happyvalley-goosebay.com, or at the town office.
There is now a separate application for occupancy permits.
An occupancy permit is required prior to changing the use of a building or before occupying a newly constructed building.