General Development Standards

Through it's various bylaws, the City of Pitt Meadows establishes standards and requirements for development and use of property. The summary below is not a comprehensive list of regulations, but rather an overview of the types of standards that must be met.

For detailed information regarding any of the subjects listed below, please contact the Planning Department.


All buildings constructed in the City are required to be set back from property lines.  Minimum setback distances are based on the zoning area in which a building is, or will be, located and the building code.

Additionally, certain zonings will have special setback requirements based on location and local conditions.  Examples include increased setbacks that must be maintained adjacent to residential districts or conservation areas.

Lot Coverage

The City sets limits for maximum lot coverage.  For example, maximum lot coverage within the Neighbourhood Centre Commercial Zone is 60%.  Coverage limits vary based on zoning areas.

Height Limits

Height limits are varied. To find out more about height restrictions view Pitt Meadows Zoning Bylaw No. 2505.

Driveways and Parking Lots

The City sets minimum and maximum width limits for driveways. The detailed information for driveways is listed in the Zoning Bylaw No. 2505. Parking lot requirements are also listed in the Land Use Bylaw and engineering standards.


Conceptual landscape documentation must be submitted with rezoning/development permit applications.