Board of Variance

Purpose

The Board of Variance is a statutory committee comprised of five volunteer representatives appointed by Council and meets once per month on the second Wednesday evening.  The Board of Variance has the power to grant minor variances from the Zoning Bylaw in situations where compliance respecting the siting, dimension, or size of a building or structure would cause a person undue hardship. A variance may not vary the density or use of land, and if granted, expires two years from the approval date.  

Minor variances include:

  • The provisions of the Tree Preservation Bylaw within certain limitations.
  • The prohibition of a structural alteration or addition under Section 911(5) of the Local Government Act.
  • A subdivision servicing requirement under Section 938 (1) (c) of the Local Government Act in an area zoned for agricultural or industrial use.

For more information, please refer to Board of Variance Bylaw, 2004 No.8599.