Board of Variance

The Board of Variance has jurisdiction to issue orders relating to minor issues concerning land use and zoning bylaws of the District of Sechelt. Applications for an order of the Board of Variance may be made where compliance with certain bylaws may cause undue hardship and where the variance is minor. Examples of the Board's jurisdiction include siting/setbacks, dimensions and size of buildings. Land use (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.), density (number of homes), site coverage and flood protection requirements cannot be varied; nor can items such as covenants, land-use contracts, environmental, geotechnical or heritage development permits.

For more information view our brochure on the Board of Variance Appeal Process.