Town of Happy Valley Goose Bay

Town of

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Town of

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Happy Valley - Goose Bay

Happy Valley
Goose Bay


How it Works

All application requirements are specified on the respective forms, available for download in the Applications section. Each form necessitates specific information, like site plans for building permits and details on old and proposed activities for change of use permits. All applications adhere to the Town’s Building and Occupancy Regulations, along with the Municipalities Act of Newfoundland and Labrador. Compliance with the Town’s Development Regulations, covering aspects such as setbacks, height, and lot coverage, is mandatory for building permits. Commercial, institutional, and larger residential structures may undergo Fire and Life Safety and Accessibility Reviews by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador via Service NL. Completion of these reviews, if necessary, precedes permit issuance by the Town.

For more details, contact our Engineering Technician at (709) 896-3593 or email

A permit must be obtained from the Town;

  • Prior to any digging, placement of  fill, or any development;
  • Prior to any building or construction;
  • Prior to any change in the use of a building or property;
  • Prior to fence construction;
  • Prior to paving or concrete of a parking area to ensure there are no street drainage issues; and prior to occupying any building or property

Building and Occupancy applications are reviewed and permits issued in accordance with the Building and Occupancy Regulations and the requirements of Provincial Legislation.

There are cases where repairs to existing structures may not require a building permit, but it is important to check with the Engineering Technician to determine if a permit is required.

Local Services and Utilities

Find essential information about local services and utilities, from garbage collection schedules to water and power providers. We aim to make daily life as convenient as possible for our residents.

Public Safety and Emergency Services

Learn about our commitment to public safety and the services we provide to ensure your well-being. From the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to emergency preparedness, we’re dedicated to keeping our community safe.


Healthcare and Wellness

Access information about healthcare facilities and services available in Happy Valley Goose Bay. Your health and well-being are important to us, and we’re here to support you.

Community Engagement

Get involved and stay informed about town events, meetings, and opportunities for community engagement. Your participation is vital in shaping the future of our town.

Bylaws and Regulations

Understand the rules and regulations that govern our community. From local bylaws to property regulations, we’re here to help you navigate the legal aspects of living in Happy Valley Goose Bay.

Utilities and Billing

Find resources for managing your utility bills and accessing essential services. We’re committed to making your experience with town utilities as seamless as possible.

Forms and Documents

Access commonly used forms and documents for various town services. This section is designed to streamline administrative processes for our residents.

At Happy Valley Goose Bay, our residents are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to provide you with the information, services, and support you need to thrive in our community. Whether you’re looking for practical information or ways to get involved, this Residents page is your gateway to all things Happy Valley Goose Bay.

Appeal Board

Some, but not all permits and decisions of Council related to applications and permits may be appealed to a Provincial Appeal Board by any person aggrieved of a decision.

Please contact the Department of Municipal Affairs for Newfoundland and Labrador for more information at (709)729-3090 or visit their website

The Appeal Board may consider procedural issues or inappropriate use of the discretion of Council. One of the requirements of Council, however; is to reach decisions on applications. The Appeal Board cannot overrule a discretionary decision by Council.

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