Development Variance Permits
Development Variance Permits (DVP) may be required prior to subdivision approval or the issuance of a building permit if the structure does not meet zoning requirements such as setbacks or height limitations established in the zoning bylaw. A DVP may also be needed when existing conditions on a property pose difficulties for the siting of new structures. DVP's cannot be used to vary the permitted uses or density of the zoning. DVP applications require a fee and are referred to both adjacent property owners and occupants along with a referral to the local Advisory Planning Commission and shishalh Nation for comment before the Regional District Board makes their decision.
For more information, view our Development Variance Permit Brochure.
$500 - one dwelling, auxilary buildings or uses, single parcel
$150 - signs
$1000 - commercial, industrial, institutional
The following chart outlines the general application process: