Development Permits

City of Yorkton creates, reviews and applies land use policies and bylaws. All property in the City of Yorkton is assigned a Zoning District. In each zone, land uses can be permitted, prohibited or discretionary. Any development proposal which falls under a permitted use requires approval by City staff before development may occur. Before you begin building or renovating please contact Planning and Land Use.

When do I need a development permit?

  • Constructing a new building
  • Adding on to an existing building
  • Changing the use of a building
  • Changing the use of a site
  • Grading or leveling of land

How do I apply?

  1. Book a pre-application meeting by contacting Planning and Land Use;
  2. Complete the Development Permit Application;
  3. Submit your application in person or by email to Planning and Land Use;
  4. Your application will then go through the Development Permit Process;
    • Permits for smaller developments usually take about two weeks to process.
    • Permits for larger developments usually take several more weeks.
  5. Pay applicable fees.


Our fees are described in Schedule B of the Zoning Bylaw.

Fees depend on the complexity of your development which affect the processing and review time.

  • There may not be a fee for small developments, for example a change in use that does not require any site improvements such as parking and landscaping.
  • Fees can exceed $2,500 for larger, complex developments.
  • For an estimate, please contact Planning and Land Use.

Other requirements

After receiving your Development Permit, you may need the following:

Appealing a decision

If your development permit is denied or you do not agree with the conditions, you may be able to make an appeal to the Development Appeals Board.