Highway Access Checklist


Applications for highway access shall include a completed permit application form, and supporting details and documents. Please submit the following to the District Transportation Office. Be as thorough as possible, since Ministry staff cannot process application with required items missing.

Required items include:

  • the completed application form
  • the length of time you require the access, as follows:
    • Use "indefinitely" if required for long-term use
    • Give the specific number of months or years if you require the access for a temporary period
  • An authorization letter from the owner if someone else, such as an agent, is applying on the owner's behalf
  • Original plan to scale of the site layout
  • When you plan to build an access, consider how the access and on-site parking layout will work together. The sketch plan should include the approximate grades and widths of access, and may include a design profile and drainage plans. The District Development Technician is available to provide advice. Engineered drawings may be require for final approval.

    The sketch should contain:

    • the date it was drawn
    • the scale
    • the north arrow
    • legal description of the property and adjacent properties within 30 m of property boundaries
    • approximate location of all existing and proposed utility services
    • existing access roads and other roads and trails on the property (state names of roads)

  • the type of proposed development, including the number of units and buildings and the square footage of each
  • parking plans, traffic control devices and lighting locations
  • area map showing location of the parcel (1:5000 scale)

Include these items as well, where applicable:

  • a copy of the current State of Title Certificate so that property encumbrances can be checked
  • proof of liability insurance
  • copies of any covenants, easements, rights-of-way or other charges registered against the title. These are available through the Land Title Survey Authority.
  • a copy of any detailed or simplified site impact analysis, where required by the District office
  • a municipal development permit and plan

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was proclaimed on October 4, 1993. All personal and business information collected by the Ministry is subject to the provisions of the Act.

The personal information on the application form is collected under the authority of the land Title Act. The information collected will be used to process your preliminary subdivision application, and it may be necessary for the Ministry to provide this information to other agencies (see Evaluation). If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information, contact the District Development Technician at the nearest Ministry of Transportation office.

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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.