The Ministry’s application process has five stages, each with a number of separate steps.
The applicant decides on a proposal to obtain permission for use of occupation of the highway.
The applicant prepares and submits an application for a permit or for Ministry approval.
The Ministry of Transportation receives the application and evaluates it according to a variety of criteria.
Ministry develop approval staff decide whether to issue a permit or approval for the proposal.
The applicant completes the work according to the provisions laid out in the permit or the approval letter.
The process of obtaining permits and approvals can rarely take place in an afternoon. Sometimes site visits and site impact analyses will be necessary before Ministry staff can make a decision on your proposal.
In order to reduce the time for approval, we suggest you follow these steps:
Be patient... all applications are dealt with on a "first come, first served" basis and there may be many applications ahead of yours. We will do everything we can to speed the process.
This guide is a living document; it is subject to change without notice. Please check the Rural Subdivisions Website (http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/permits/Subdibision_Home.asp) to make sure you version is sufficiently current.