Board of Variance (BoV)
The Board of Variance (BoV) functions independently of the Regional District Board and has jurisdiction to issue orders relating to minor issues concerning land use and zoning bylaws.
Applications for an order of the BoV 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 allowing a structural alteration or addition to a building containing a non-conforming use or a variance respecting the siting, dimensions or size of a building.
BoV applications require the submission of an application fee, completed application form and supporting documentation (i.e. site plans, elevations and explanation of the “hardship” being incurred) and are referred to adjacent property owners/occupants for comment before the BoV issues an order.