Local Government Publications

These publications include reports, studies and guides prepared by or for the ministry responsible for local government.

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Age-friendly and Disability-Friendly OCPs (PDF)

Alternative Approval Process: A Guide for Local Governments in British Columbia (PDF)

A Guide to Green Choices: Ideas & Practical Advice for Land Use Decisions in British Columbia Communities (PDF, 1.5MB)

A Guide to Regional District Board Delegation to Committees and Commissions (PDF)

Assent Voting: Processes & Considerations for Local Governments in British Columbia (PDF)

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Best Practice Manual for Harmonized Application Forms (PDF)

Best Practices for Moving Toward Change in the Delivery of Local Government Services (PDF)

Building Stronger Communities: Better Services, Economic Growth, Solutions That Work (PDF)

Building Stronger Communities: Better Services, Economic Growth, Solutions That Work - Presentation Slides (PDF)

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Candidate's Guide to Local Government Elections in B.C. (PDF)

Community Amenity Contributions: Balancing Community Planning, Public Benefits and Housing Affordability (PDF)

Community Amenity Contributions: Balancing Community Planning, Public Benefits and Housing Affordability - Short Guide (PDF)

Content Overview Community Charter Bill 14 (PDF)

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Designing Regional Service Arrangements: An Introduction

Development Cost Charges Best Practices Guide (PDF, 4.7MB)

Development Cost Charges Guide for Elected Officials (PDF, 2.0MB)

Development Finance Choices Guide (PDF)

Development Finance Choices Guide Matrix (PDF)

Development Finance Parkland Acquisitions Best Practices (PDF, 4.7MB)

Development Permit Areas for Climate Action: A Guide for Energy Conversation, Water Conservation and GHG Emissions Reduction (PDF)

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Elector Organization Guide to Local Government Elections in B.C. (PDF)

Engaging Local Government in the Georgia Basin Ecosystem Initiative: A Day of Working Sessions on Environmental Issues (PDF)

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Guide to Community Revitalization (PDF)

Guide to First Nations Engagement on Local Government Statutory Approvals (Interim) (PDF)

Guide to Local Government Financial Statements (PDF)

Guide to Municipal Progress Reporting

Guide to Regional District Board Delegation to Committees and Commissions (PDF)

Guide to Regional Service Arrangements and Service Reviews (PDF)

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Harmonization of Regulation, Service Delivery & Economic Development (PDF)

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Improvement District Conversion Guide (PDF)

Improvement District Governance: Policy  Statement (PDF)

Improvement District Manual (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Improvement District Trustee's Handbook (PDF)

Infrastructure Planning Grant Program Guide (PDF)

Integrated Community Sustainability Planning (PDF)

Inspector of Municipalities 10-20 Year Phased Development Agreement Application Process Guide & FAQs (PDF)

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Launching and Maintaining a Local Government Corporation: A Guide for Local Officials (PDF. 1.6MB)

Local Elections in B.C: What Every Candidate Needs to Know (PDF, 1.6MB)

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Major Industrial Properties Steering Committee Final Report (PDF)

Major Industrial Property Taxation Impacts Report (PDF, 1.8MB)

Managing Changes to Local Government Structure in BC: A Review and Program Guide (PDF)

Model Well Regulation Bylaw Guide (PDF)

Municipal Boundary Extension Policies Guide (PDF)

Municipal Boundary Extension Process Guide (PDF)

Municipal LGDE Help Manual (PDF)

Municipalities & The New Local Government Act: Making the most of Municipal Act Reform (PDF)

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Parkland Acquisitions Best Practices (PDF, 4.7MB)

Phased Development Agreement Application Process Guide & FAQs (PDF)

Primer on Regional Districts in British Columbia (PDF)

Public Private Partnerships: A Guide for Local Government (PDF)

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Reaching Agreement on Regional Growth Strategies (PDF)

Reaching Agreement on Regional Service Review and Withdrawal Disputes (PDF)

Regional Districts and the Community Charter: A Pocket  Guide (PDF)

Regional Districts & The New Local Government Act: Making the most of Municipal Act Reform (PDF)

Regional District LGDE Help Manual (PDF)

Regional District Tool Kit (UBCM) (PDF)

Regional Growth Strategies: An Explanatory Guide (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Regional Service Reviews: An Introduction (PDF)

Regulatory Best Practices Guide (PDF)

Report Concerning Relations Between Local Governments and First Nation Governments (PDF)

Resources From Waste: A Guide to Integrated Resource Recovery (PDF)

Revitalization Tax Exemptions: A Primer on the Provisions in the Community Charter (PDF)

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Statutory Requirements for Partnering Agreements: A Municipal Guide (PDF)

Summary of Legislation 2001-2002 (PDF)

Summary of Local Government Legislation 2003 (PDF)

Summary of Local Government Legislation 2004 (PDF)

Summary of Local Government Legislation 2005 (PDF)

Summary of Local Government Legislation 2006 (PDF)

Summary of Local Government Legislation 2007 (PDF)

Summary of Local Government Legislation 2008 (PDF)

Summary of Local Government Legislation 2009 (PDF)

Supporting a Candidate for Local Government Elections in B.C (PDF)

Supporting Small Communities: Doubling the Small Community Grant Program (PPT)

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The New Local Government Act: Making a Difference in Your Community (PDF)

Tools of the Trade - Part of the Municipal Act Reform Initiative of British Columbia (PDF)

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Value Engineering For Municipal Projects (PDF, 5.5MB)

Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.: (Chinese - Simplified) (PDF)

Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.: (Chinese - Traditional) (PDF)

Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.: (English) (PDF)

Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.: (Farsi) (PDF)

Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.: (French) (PDF)

Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.: (Korean) (PDF)

Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.: (Punjabi) (PDF)

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Well Closure Establishing Bylaw (PDF)

World Urban Forum - Local Government Excellence through Collaborative Partnerships (PDF, 1.4MB)

World Urban Forum - Local Government Excellence through Collaborative Partnerships Presentation (PPT, 2.2MB)

World Urban Forum - The Accessible and Inclusive  City (PDF)

World Urban Forum - The Capable City (PDF, 1.2 MB)

World Urban Forum - The Ideal City (PDF, 6.9 MB)

World Urban Forum - The Learning City (PDF, 1.8 MB)

World Urban Forum - The Livable City (PDF, 1.4 MB)

World Urban Forum - The Planning City (PDF)

World Urban Forum - The Resilient City (PDF)

World Urban Forum - The Secure City (2.3 MB)

World Urban Forum - The Youth Friendly City (11.5 MB)