Board of Variance
The Board of Variance deals with appeals for minor variances where compliance with the Zoning Regulation Bylaw would cause undue hardship. The Board also deals with matters regarding additions and structural alterations to non-conforming buildings. The Board cannot deal with matters related to land uses, density limits, or any developments adversely affecting the natural environment or substantially affecting the use and enjoyment of adjacent land.
How to make an application to the Board of Variance
Identify the current zoning regulations you wish to apply to relax Ensure that your proposal meets the required guidelines and regulations.
**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.**
Read the Board of Variance Application Guidelines to understand the application process and submission requirements. Ensure that your proposal meets the required guidelines and regulations.
When you feel that you are familiar with the requirements for making a Board of Variance application and have completed and compiled all of the required application submissions, contact Planning staff for a final review of submissions and staff will forward a link for you to upload your submissions to and provide you with the required application fees and methods available for payment.