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Current Village Services in Response to COVID-19

This page was last reviewed on January 18, 2021.

Check this page for current Village service levels and closures of Village facilities due to COVID-19.

Village Office

  • Please make an appointment for service at the Village office by emailing or calling 250-336-2291. The Village office remains closed to the public.
  • The main phone line is being monitored from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Every effort is being made to respond to voicemail messages in a timely manner.
  • Email messages are being monitored. Email to leave a message.

Making A Payment

  • Please use online banking for payments where possible.
  • Cheques and application forms may be delivered to the Village office through the drop box in the door at anytime.

BC Transit Passes

  • As of January 2021, the Village office is selling transit passes by appointment. Please email or call 250-336-2291 to make an appointment.
  • On June 1, BC Transit will resume the collection of fares onboard Comox Valley buses. Monthly passes and tickets can be purchased in person or over the phone at the Rexall Pharmacy in Comox and the Rexall Pharmacy in Courtenay which are currently open to the public. Municipal offices in the Comox Valley Regional District will not be selling transit passes at this time as we are not open. Click here for more information.

Business Licences

Dog Licences

  • Dog licence applications are being accepted. Please complete the application and submit to the Village office with the appropriate fee through the drop box in the door.

Solid Waste

  • Solid waste collection service is active .
  • Email or call 250-336-2291 to purchase a garbage tag by appointment
  • Check for Comox Valley Waste Management Centre hours and services

Recreational Fires and Permits

Park and Playgrounds

  • Village parks and playgrounds are open
  • water spray park – open 10 am to 7 pm from May to September

Trails and Parking Lots

  • Trail head parking lots – open
  • Trails surrounding wastewater lagoon (Ulverston/Coniston area) remain closed for public health

Cumberland Lake Park

  • Check with the Cumberland Lake Wilderness Society on the status of the main parking lot, campground, main washroom building, office and concession.
  • Boat launch is open. Parking is limited and shared with walk in day users.

Cumberland Recreation

Development and Building Permit Applications

  • Building permit staff will continue to process existing building applications. This will include conducting site and building inspections with social distancing on site as per Building Inspection notice to applicant. There will be no inspection services for occupied buildings.
  • New building permit applications (available at may only be sent in by postal delivery or dropped through the mail slot at the Village Office’s main door. New building permit applications received by the Village Office will only have initial file setup and processing established. Review of new applications will be limited due to staff resources at this time. There are no in-person meetings with the public.
  • Building applications that have been reviewed by the Inspector will be issued once payment is processed. Applicants will receive an email that the permit is ready subject to payment. Please provide payment via mailed cheque made out to the Village of Cumberland. Permit packages will be mailed out once payment has been processed. Construction may only begin when a valid permit is issued.
  • Development services staff will continue to process existing development applications. This will include conducting site inspections on a case-by-case basis.
  • New development applications (development permit, development variance permit and heritage alteration permit applications) may only be sent in by postal delivery or dropped through the mail slot at the Village Office’s main door. New development applications received by the Village Office will only have initial file setup and processing established. Approvals will be subject to Council session availability. There will be no in-person meetings with applicants or the public.If you wish to submit a development application, please contact for an initial discussion to guide you through the application requirements. Information about new accessory dwelling units and secondary suites, and conversions to accessory dwelling units and secondary suites are available at

Public Works Emergencies

**Property owners will be charged for call outs for assistance to private property.**

Only for emergencies requiring immediate public works assistance, such as

  • sanitary sewer and storm sewer breaks or back ups on the roadway
  • major water line breaks
  • downed trees over the roadway
  • damaged or missing traffic control signs
  • dead animals on the road that pose a danger to traffic

Please email or call 250-336-2291, select option #4 for the emergency public works service.

For downed power lines, call 911. Call Telus or Shaw for downed communications lines.

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