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Board of Variance and Development Variance Permits

Board of Variance and Development Variance Permits

Zoning by-laws impose uniform regulations on all properties within a defined zone.  Features such as topography and lot shape may be unique an as a result variances may be required on a property-specific basis whereby the applicant seeks relief from the zoning requirements.    A property owner wishing to vary a regulation for siting, height, lot coverage, etc. will need to obtain a variance.

There are two procedures to allow such variances:

1.    Development Variance Permit (DVP)
A major variance, or one which is not the result of hardship, must be submitted to Council for consideration through the Development Variance Permit (DVP) process. 
Note:  A DVP cannot vary the use or density of land from that specified in a zoning by-law or floodplain specification.

2.    Board of Variance
A minor variance that is considered to be the rsult of hardship is normally the responsibility of of the Board of Variance.  The Board is aa quasi-judicial body independent of Council that meets when an application has been received.
Note:  There are limitations on orders that a Board of Variance can authorize.  Please contact Village staff to discuss the particulars of your situation.

Here is a link to the application form you need to complete to have your request considered by the Board of Variance:  BOV Application

Would you like more information before you fill out your application?  You can follow this link for a guide to the BOV Application:  BOV Application Guide