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Development Variance Permits

This page was last reviewed on August 21, 2020.

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

View the Development Variance Permit application and guide.

Complete an Appointment of Agent form if you would like an agent to apply on your behalf.

View the Zoning Bylaw and zoning maps.

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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