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Development Variance Permits

This page was last reviewed on March 11, 2021.

Development variance permits can vary bylaw requirements pertaining to

  • zoning, such as setbacks
  • subdivision servicing,
  • off-street parking,
  • screening and landscaping,
  • drainage and signs.

Land use and density cannot be varied by a development variance permit.

View the Zoning Bylaw and maps.

Applications, Guides and Forms

Development Variance Permit application and guide

Appointment of Agent Form

Applications for variance permits must be considered by Cumberland Council at a public meeting.

Please contact Building and Development staff at 250-336-2291 for more information.

Board of Variance

A person may apply to the Board of Variance if you believe that complying with the Zoning Bylaw, section 911(5) of the Local Government Act, or the Subdivision Serving Bylaw would cause you hardship.

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