A Development Permit is required to ensure that the structure you are proposing to build on your property complies with the Land Use Bylaw in regards to placement, size and height.
Can I request a variance to the bylaw?
As part of your Development Permit application, you can request a variance to any of the Land Use Bylaw regulations. You will explain why you are asking for the variance, and what makes your site unique that a variance should be considered.
How long does it take to process?
Note: During building season (April 1 - October 31), processing times may take longer, due to the number of applications that are submitted during this time.
In most cases, it will take 5-7 business days for review and decision. Depending on the size or location of the proposed building, consultation with neighbouring landowners may be required. If this is the case for your build, the timeline for review is extended by approximately three weeks.
Also important to note, if your project requires a variance to regulations or is a discretionary use (redevelopment) in the Land Use Bylaw, there is a 21-day appeal period before the permit can be issued, if approved.
What are the fees?
Please refer to 'Schedule A' of the Development Permit Fee Bylaw to find the fees associated with the Development Permit.