Local governments have flood-related bylaws and flood-plain mapping. You
may contact the LG directly, or talk to your District Development Technician
if you plan to subdivide near a body of water.
Pursuant to Section 86 of the Land Title Act, the Approving Officer
may refuse to approve the subdivision plan if he or she considers that the
land in question may be subject to a hazard of flooding. Similar provisions
are available under the Strata Property Act and the Bare Land Strata
Regulations BC Reg. 75/78.
In order to properly assess the potential for flooding, the Approving Officer
may require the applicant to provide an engineering report certifying that
the land may be used safely for the intended purposes and/or to identify possible