Incorporation & Restructure

Communities change, so sometimes their municipalities, regional districts or improvement districts also need to change. Boundary adjustments, incorporation of municipalities or a shift in who provides services may help citizens get the most efficient and cost-effective governments.

Each province creates its own system of local government. In British Columbia, citizens in virtually every community are represented by one or more forms of local governance – most commonly through municipalities, regional districts or improvement districts.

Representation by these forms of local government is not always static. For example, some rural communities may be incorporated as new municipalities, or become part of existing municipalities through a municipal boundary extension or restructure process. Process are in place to help communities think about their governance needs and choices, including what is possible under existing structures and the many implications of structure change.

Learn more about local government incorporation and restructure