Secondary Suites

In response to strong community support, the Board approved secondary suites zoning amendment bylaws 500.389, 2014 and 1285.19, 2014 at its May 27th, 2014 meeting. Secondary suites are now permitted in most residential and rural zones in Electoral Areas A, C, E, F, G, and H.

The purpose of this website is to provide information about secondary suites in the RDN. This information is intended to assist property owners wishing to construct a secondary suite and provide direction and assistance to property owners who have an unrecognized secondary suite. Read the RDN Secondary Suites Policy

Please direct your land use and zoning related inquires to the RDN Current Planning Department:

Telephone: Phone 250-390-6510 or 1-877-607-4111
Address: 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2
Fax: 250-390-7511
Email: planning@rdn.bc.ca
Please direct your building inquiries to RDN Building Inspection Services department at (250) 390-6530.