Permit Process in Charlottetown

Permit Process in Charlottetown
Posted on 05/04/2020

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department is now issuing permits as per Phase 1 of the provincial government’s Renew PEI, Together plan, which outlines the guiding principles and phased approach to reopening businesses, services and public spaces. Contractors, developers, property owners and other members of the public are asked to continue to heed the advice of the Chief Public Health Officer and review the following information from Public Health prior to commencing any work:

• Take all reasonable steps to ensure there are no more than five workers per floor or working near to each other in the general vicinity.
• Stay informed, be prepared and follow public health advice.
• Physical distancing must always be observed, with a minimum of two metres (6 ft) between individuals. This applies to all public areas as well as employee designated areas such as break areas.
• Encourage frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% - 80% alcohol.
• Ensure enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of frequently touched surfaces.
• Encourage vulnerable individuals to exercise caution and minimize high-risk exposures.
• An illness exclusion policy must be in place, which requires staff to stay home if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Persons exhibiting signs of illness should be asked to leave.

The Planning and Heritage department continues to accept building and/or development applications. Applications can be found online. Applications can be submitted by email ( or by regular post to: Planning and Heritage, 233 Queen Street, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4B9. A drop-off box is also located at Charlottetown City Hall (199 Queen Street) in the front entrance, Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Permits will be emailed to the applicant once processed.

Anyone with questions relating to Planning and Heritage can contact the department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mon-Fri, at: 902-629-4158.

For information on the recommendations from public health authorities as well as the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit: or call 1-800-958-6400.