Development Variance Permits (DVPs)

Development Variance Permits (DVPs) may be used to vary the provisions of the Zoning Bylaw and/or the Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw with respect to siting, design, parcel coverage or servicing requirements.  A DVP may also be needed when existing conditions on a property pose difficulties for the siting of new structures however, a DVP cannot be used to vary the permitted uses, density, zoning or floodplain specifications.


DVP applications require the submission of an application fee, completed application form, a copy of a State of Title Certificate dated no more than 30 days prior to application date, and other supporting documentation (i.e. site and elevation plans).  DVP applications are referred to adjacent property owners, Village Departments, Provincial Ministries and outside agencies prior to being considered and decided upon by Village Council.  The approval of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) may also be required for proposals within the vicinity of Provincial Highways.  When granted, DVPs are registered on title for the subject property and are binding on all persons who acquire an interest in the land.


Applicants seeking a "minor variance" and who are of the opinion that compliance with the zoning regulations constitutes an "undue hardship" may also wish to give consideration to applying to the Board of Variance.


Time to Process Application: Approximately 3 months

Application Fee: $400.00


Development Variance Permit Guide

Development Variance Permit Application Form


Information about the Development Variance Permit application process - including requirements for posting Notice of Development signage - can be found within the Village's Land Use Procedures Bylaw by following the link below.


Land Use Procedures Bylaw No. 819

Notice of Development Sign Pamphlet