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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.

To complete an application, please fill out the Development Variance Permit Application Form.

DVP Fees

$500 - one dwelling, auxilary buildings or uses, single parcel

$150 - signs

$1000 - commercial, industrial, institutional

The following chart outlines the general application process: