Resort Municipality of Whistler – Press Release

April 2nd, 2020


The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is working to continue select core business and services now that the Emergency Operations Centre has established continued delivery of the RMOW’s essential services.

The Regular Meeting of Council will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. but virtually, as non-essential municipal buildings remain closed.

  • Details about viewing the Regular Meeting of Council are available at
  • The agenda for the April 7 meeting will be available online as of Friday, April 3 at
  • The regular, in-person ‘Public Q&A Period’ will be replaced with a written submission process. Council will respond during the April 7 meeting to questions submitted by 4 p.m. Monday, April 6 to


RMOW services now available online include:

Building Department

The RMOW Building Department is now scheduling Building and Plumbing Inspections.

  • To schedule an inspection, call 604-935-8150 or schedule an inspection online at using your 8-digit building permit number.
  • New inspection procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of the inspectors and contractors during COVID-19, and inspections will be conducted remotely via video calls whenever possible.
  • For updated inspection procedures, please visit
  • All other inquiries should be sent to


Planning Department

Planning services such as development permits, rezoning applications and others continue during the COVID-19 disruption. At this time, please send inquiries by email to


To pay for planning department permits, visit and click “Make a payment”. Under the heading “Make a one-time payment”, click “Planning Dept. Permits” and enter your information.


Engineering Department

The Engineering Department is monitoring and responding to emails, as well as carrying on with various projects and operational support. Inquiries can be sent to


Finance Department

The Finance Department continues to provide services, including invoice payments. Please submit queries about finance matters to


Online services

A variety of municipal services, including payments, permits and licenses, are available as usual online at


Essential services

Continued delivery of essential services, including RCMP, Whistler Fire Rescue Service, bylaw, water, sewer, roads, waste management, communications, internal facilities maintenance, information technology and human resources work, is ongoing. Safety inspection and repair is ongoing in municipal parks, the Valley Trail and the Village, while spring clean-up is now underway in the Village and on the Valley Trail.


Transit is operating on a spring schedule and fare payment has been suspended to allow passengers to board using the rear bus doors. View current transit information at


The Kids on the Go program continues to be offered for school-aged children of essential services workers.



The RMOW has closed all non-essential facilities and suspended most programs and events until further notice.


Closures include these facilities: Meadow Park Sports Centre, Whistler Public Library and municipal hall. The following outdoor areas are also closed until further notice to encourage social distancing and discourage groups from gathering: all parks including beaches, lawns and courts, the Skate Park, and Train Wreck trail.


Whistler Public Library

While the library building is closed, the library team is still available to help access the many digital resources. Whistler Public Library cards can be used to download e-books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, music and more. There is also a host of digital services for kids and teens, like books, audiobooks and more. The Whistler Public Library is also bringing many of its events geared for adults online. Access all these resources at


For any general inquiries about municipal services, please email


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