Municipal Departments

The Finance Department is led by the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the financial management and planning of the District, including the preparation of municipal budgets and the collection of taxes or fees necessary to support District services. The Finance Department is also responsible for the management of the District’s insurance portfolio, handling all insurance claims. Human Resources operates within the Finance Department and is responsible for payroll, benefit administration, recruitment, training, staff retention, and union relations.

2021 Budget Highlights and Budget Presentation

Financial Reporting:

Key Documents

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Contact the Finance Department at 250-836-2477 or by email at

Corporate Services provides legal and administrative support to District Council, including policy advice and accurate recording of Council decisions to ensure the direction of Council is carried out. Specific duties of the Corporate Officer include: the preparation and execution of agreements, development of bylaws and policies, processing of all inquiries under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, oversight of the District’s record management, and assumption of the position of Chief Election Officer. 

Operating under the umbrella of Corporate Services are the following functions:

Communications strives to improve public engagement and promote District initiatives. The function also supports interdepartmental communication.

Bylaw Enforcement prioritizes education and voluntary compliance with all District bylaws to improve the livability and enjoyment of Sicamous.

Reception provides administrative support to all departments and to ensure the public experiences exceptional customer service when engaging with their local government.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy that balances the right of access to District records with the duty to protection personal information. Submit a request for records or learn more about the District's commitment to privacy here.

Learn more about Council meetings or view agendas and minutes.

The Development Services department manages the growth and physical form of the District through the land use planning and development process, permit processing and inspection. Planning & Development is committed to community engagement and has several upcoming opportunities for the public to provide input. Please visit the Projects page for the schedule of events. 

Planning Services

The Planning Department provides advice to Council, staff, local property owners, residents and developers on the use of land within the District in accordance with the Official Community PlanZoning Bylaw and provincial legislation.

Planning and Development Services manages the growth and physical form of the District through the land use planning process and by establishing goals and objectives for future growth and development.  The Planning and Development Department is responsible for the review, processing and approval of all development applications. Review current development applications here.

Key Planning Documents 

Application Forms

Building Services

The Building Inspections Department is responsible for administering permit applications and issuance, conducting inspections in accordance with the the BC Building Code and the District's Building Regulations Bylaw, as well as other applicable laws and regulations to ensure the standards for construction and plumbing are consistent throughout the Province. Through plans review and site inspections, staff ensure that the design and construction of new structures comply with the BC Building Code.  

Application Forms

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Planning & Development Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Development Services at 250-836-2477 or

The Operations Department is responsible for the maintenance and planning of District infrastructure. Supported by the Public Works Team, this department ensures that municipal roads, water, sewer and drainage systems, parks, and cemetery are maintained and operating in accordance with municipal standards. 

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Waste Management

Landfills and transfer stations are operated by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

Click here for more information.

Community Services is a new department for the District that is responsible for the oversight of many social services offered by the District, such as Recreation & Events and Protective Services.

Recreation is more than sports and the District strives to provide programming that is safe, fun and accessible for all. Some successful programs include dance classes, craft nights, pickleball, swim lessons and the Kids Club program.

Community Events are an opportunity to celebrate and connect as a community. The District plans events throughout the year from Canada Day to Halloween parties to community contests. District employees are encouraged to volunteer as a way to have fun while serving our town.

Protective Services includes the District of Sicamous Volunteer Fire Department.