The Board of Variance reviews applications and makes decisions on minor variances to zoning and rural land use bylaws when it is illustrated by the applicant that compliance would cause undue hardship. In order to grant a variance, the Board of Variance must be of the opinion that the variance or exemption does not:
Properties in Electoral Area B (Gabriola Island) can apply to Islands Trust who govern land use planning for the island. Properties inside municipal boundaries within the Regional District of Nanaimo can apply to their municipal office Board of Variance.
For further information contact the Planning Department at: firstname.lastname@example.org 1-877-607-4111 or 250-390-6510