Development Variance Permits

A Development Variance Permit is issued by Council, and allows variations of zoning, subdivision or sign bylaw provisions. It cannot vary the use of land, density or floodplain specification established in applicable City bylaws. A variance permit is granted for a specific purpose and the development must conform to the specifications set out in the approval. Most permits deal with setbacks and height.

How to Make a Development Permit Application

Read the Development  Variance Permit Application Guidelines [PDF - 143 KB] to understand the application process and requirements.

Under the Development Application Procedures Bylaw [PDF - 182 KB], applicants are required to conduct a Neighbourhood Public Information Meeting [PDF - 148 KB] before the application proceeds to council for consideration.

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.