Contact Information

Information for all Town departments

The Town of Comox has multiple departments, each with their own area of responsibility. The information below will help you contact the right department and person, to assist you with any inquiry you may have.

Administration – Town Hall

Town Hall is the administrative center for the town. Inquiries regarding Council, Public Meetings, Banner Station, Complaints, Business Licence, Street Lights out, general enquiries, garbage/yard waste/recycling and Bylaws should be directed here.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed on all Statutory Holidays.

Address:
Town Hall
1809 Beaufort Ave.
Comox BC V9M 1R9

General Email: town@comox.ca
General Phone: 250-339-2202 (after hours: 250-338-9434)
General Fax: 250-339-7110

Chief Administrative Officer: Richard Kanigan
Deputy Corporate Administrator: Shelly Russwurm
Business: (250) 339-2202
Fax: (250) 339-7110

Bylaw Enforcement

Part of the Administration department (in Town Hall), our Bylaw Enforcement Officer enforces a variety of Town bylaws. Click here for information on making complaints related to Town bylaws

Bylaw Enforcement Officer: Bill Smith
Business: (250) 339-2202
Fax: (250) 339-7110

Finance

The Finance Department is responsible for budgets, collections, and financial reporting. It issues tax notices, utility billings, invoices, and business licence renewals. It also deals with the Municipal Marina. For more information on finance, taxes, or charges for Town services, click the link here: Finance Page

Director of Finance: Clive Freundlich
Deputy Director of Finance: Debra Andrew
Business: (250) 339-2202
Fax: (250) 339-7110

Recreation Department

The Recreation Department manages the Comox Community Centre and is responsible for recreation programs for kids and adults of all ages. Click here to view the Recreation Page

Recreation Director: Ted Hagmeier
Business: (250) 339-2255
Fax: (250) 339-0814
Address: Comox Community Centre
1855 Noel Ave.
Comox BC V9M 2H4

Fire Department

The Comox Fire Department provides a variety of preventative and emergency services to the Town of Comox, the Comox Fire Protection Improvement District, the Bates/Huband Local Service Area and the Comox Indian Band.

These services include fire safety inspections and consultations, smoke alarm installation and testing, fire and burn safety education, firefighting, rescue, assessing and limiting exposure to hazardous material leaks and spills as well as first responder assistance to BC Ambulance Service and BC Forest Service.

The Comox Fire Department is staffed by three full-time and fourty paid-on-call employees. Their fleet includes two engines, one ladder truck, two rescue vehicles, one fireboat and one staff vehicle.

For more information, including descriptions of all the services offered, visit the Comox Fire Rescue website.

Emergency: 911
Chief: Gord Schreiner
Business: (250) 339-2432
Fax: (250) 339-1988
Address: Comox Fire Department
1870 Noel Avenue
Comox BC V9M 2K9

Parks Department

The Parks Department is responsible for keeping Comox beautiful, at least horticulturally. Playing fields, Parks and road allowances all fall under their jurisdiction.

Superintendent: Allan Fraser
Business: (250) 339-2421
Fax: (250) 339-7110
Delivery Address: Works Yard
1390 Guthrie Road
Comox BC V9M 0A5

Building Department

The Planning Department is responsible for the Town’s Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaws and the processing of land development applications including development permits, development variance permits and subdivisions. Building oversees the issuing of building permits and assures compliance with the building codes, regulations and by-laws of both the Province and the Town of Comox.

Inspector: Ian Rogers
Business: (250) 339-2259
Fax: (250) 339-7110
Address: Lower Floor, Town Hall
1809 Beaufort Ave.
Comox BC V9M 1R9

Building Permit applications are accepted in person at Town Hall. Information about the building permit application process and required documentation can be found here: Building Permit Applications.

Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for the Town’s Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaws and the processing of land development applications including development permits, development variance permits and subdivisions. Building oversees the issuing of building permits and assures compliance with the building codes, regulations and by-laws of both the Province and the Town of Comox.

Municipal Planner: Marvin Kamenz
Planner II: Gail Andestad
Business: (250) 339-2202
Fax: (250) 339-7110
Planner I: Regina Bozerocka
Business: (250) 339-1118
Fax: (250) 339-7110

For more information regarding the development process in the Town of Comox and development application forms please see Application Procedures and Forms. Additional Planning Department resources can be found under Planning Documents and Public Documents.

Public Works

The Public Works Department look after the town infrastructure. This includes the water, sewer and drainage system and road surfaces for which the town is responsible.

Municipal Engineer: Shelley Ashfield
Superintendent: Glenn Westendorp
Foreman: Brett Green
Chief Water Operator: Brett Green
Utilities Operator: Joel Louke
Business: (250) 339-5410
Fax: (250) 890-0698
Delivery Address: Public Works Yard
1390 Guthrie Road
Comox BC V9M 0A5

Emergency Services

Emergency services including Fire, Police and Ambulance may be contacted without cost by dialing 911 on your phone, a public phone or cell phone.