Board of Variance

Online application for Board of Variance now available

 Applications to the Board of Variance can now be submitted on our website.

 The online application replaces the current paper form and allows applicants to complete and submit their applications digitally, including uploading and submitting documents, that previously had to be submitted in-person at the Municipal Hall or transmitted through email. If you have any questions please email


Meeting Details: 

To view agendas and minutes for the current year, please view the 2024 Agendas & Minutes webpage. A link to watch the meeting or speak about an application can also be found here.

BOV Application Information:


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 Protection 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 the Board of Variance Bylaw.