Electoral Areas D & E House Numbering

Public Notice

Update: Civic Address Bylaws (Electoral Area D and E)

The North Coast Regional District Board is considering new bylaws for civic addressing in Electoral Areas D and E. The NCRD Board invites public comment on the proposed civic addressing bylaws. The bylaws will be considered for adoption at 7:00 p.m. on February 21, 2020 at 344 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, B.C.


In 2019, the NCRD Board requested staff to review civic addressing bylaws for Electoral Areas D and E.  NCRD Planning Consultant went to Haida Gwaii to ground-truth existing civic addressing Schedules (maps) of bylaws and proposed amendments at the November Board meeting.

Proposed Bylaws

Both bylaws were prepared using existing principles for civic addressing. The most significant amendment was removing Schedule A from existing bylaws, which allows assignment of civic addresses without further amendments to the bylaw. Clauses are also included to encourage property owners and tenants displaying addresses in visible and appropriate locations.

A repeal clause for the existing Rural Graham Island House Numbering Bylaw 400 2000 and has been included in Bylaw 665, 2019. This will effectively replace the existing house numbering framework in place.

More Information

  1. Bylaw 664 – Sandspit
  2. Bylaw 665 – Rural Graham Island
  3. Bylaw 664 Staff Report
  4. Bylaw 665 Staff Report

Please direct further inquiries to Community Planning & Development at planning@ncrdbc.com.

Providing Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to NCRD Board c/o 14-342 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5 or email to info@ncrdbc.com.  Comments regarding the proposed bylaw must be received before noon on  Thursday, 13 February 2020 to be included in the report to the Board. Submissions received by email after this deadline but before 4:30pm on Friday, 21 February 2020 will be read before the Board at the meeting. You may also speak in person, or deliver written comment, at the Meeting: Friday, 21 February 2020 at 7:00pm at 344 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, B.C.