Board of Variance

When is a Board of Variance Permit required?

The Board of Variance consists of three Council appointed members and functions separately from Council. The Board of Variance deals with appeals for minor variances, where compliance with the Zoning Bylaw would cause undo hardship. The Board also deals with matters related to land use, density limits, parking variances or landscape variances, but cannot vary the use or density provisions of the bylaw.

How to make an application to the Board of Variance

Read the Board of Variance Application Guidelines to understand the application process and requirements.

Prior to submitting any application, you are advised to discuss the proposal including specific application requirements for your project and required fees with Planning Division Staff