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A development variance permit may vary zoning, subdivision, or sign bylaws, with the exception of land use and density (maximum floor area). Development Variance Permits are usually considered where the site characteristics or other unique circumstances do not permit strict compliance with an existing regulation. There may be a number of development considerations which impact a proposal for subdivision:

• Visit DeltaMap to find the zoning of your property, and any development considerations (development permit areas, steep slope, heritage protection, etc.). NOTE: Download the Parcel Information Report.
• Review the Zoning Bylaw to determine if there is a way to comply with the regulations, otherwise note what section will need to be varied (cannot include use or density).
• Review the title of the property for land use contracts, covenants, rights-of-way, etc.

Before submitting your application, you are advised to contact the Application Centre at 604-946-3380 or to discuss your proposal.

Before you start your Development Variance Permit application process, ensure you have:

• reviewed the information on this page and the Development Variance Permit Application Guide
• completed the application forms
• gathered the submission requirements (drawings must be scaled, metric and dimensioned)

Application Forms and Requirements (must be in PDF format):

Form – Development Details
Form - Owner Authorization
Site Plan
Arborist Report or Orthophoto showing no trees impacted (required where there are trees/hedges on-site or adjacent to the property AND will be impacted by the variance request)
Building Design Plans
Site Survey (only required for proposals to construct a new building)
Geotechnical Report (only required if property is on a steep slope or in a hazardous slope development permit area)
Environmental Assessment Report (only required if property is near a riparian area)
• Optional: Current Title Search (within 3 months) and copies of charges on title (will be collected at applicant's cost if not provided)
• Optional: Any other documents or reports you would like staff to review

Note: All plans and reports must be accompanied by acknowledgement and consent form from professional who prepared the document (see links above).

If you are unsure of the submission requirements for your proposal, please contact the Application Centre at 604-946-3380 or prior to submitting an application.

Application Submission Information:

• Applications cannot be processed until ALL required information is provided.
• Incomplete applications will be rejected.
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