RBCM Archives

British Columbia. Dept. of Municipal Affairs

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Dept. of Municipal Affairs

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Dept. of Municipal Affairs

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1934-1976

History

The Dept. of Municipal Affairs was established in 1934 with the enactment of the Department of Municipal Affairs Act (SBC 1934, c. 52). Prior to that, municipal matters had been administered by a municipal branch of the Dept. of the Attorney-General.

The Dept. of Municipal Affairs was responsible for administration, review and processing of by-laws relative to municipalities, regional districts, and improvement districts; evaluation of administrative practices and procedures, including financial management, of local governments; special programs respecting building regulations; and regional planning processes for municipalities and regional districts.

In 1976, the mandate and functions of the Dept. of Housing and the Dept. of Municipal Affairs were merged and the department was renamed the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (OIC 3199/76).

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

A Government Name

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (1976-1978) (1976-1978)

Identifier of the related entity

39

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Dept. of Municipal Affairs. Office of the Minister

Identifier of the related entity

4090

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

British Columbia. Dept. of Municipal Affairs. Office of the Minister is controlled by British Columbia. Dept. of Municipal Affairs

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Control area

Description identifier

38

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Michael Carter 2008-07-29

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Central Name Authority Files.

Maintenance notes

Created by: Dennis Duffy.