Board of Variance

The Board of Variance considers minor variances in siting, dimensions, or size requirements (side yard, back, front, height and area coverage) where compliance with the District of North Vancouver Zoning Bylaw would cause hardship.

The board cannot vary the permitted uses, densities, or parking under the Zoning Bylaw, nor does it to deal with major variance applications. Major variances require a Development Variance Permit application.

Review their Terms of Reference to learn more

Board members

The Board of Variance is a five member, Council appointed appeal board. It holds monthly meetings to hear appeals and make decisions.

Interested in being a member of the Board of Variance? Apply now

To be considered for the board, you must live in the District, and share a desire to create a liveable, sustainable community for all.

Apply to join the Board of Variance

Current members

  • Efi Khayyam
  • Guy Akester
  • James Paul
  • Joe Rommel
  • Lee Gavel

Meeting minutes, agendas, and results

2017 Meetings

Date Notice Agenda Results Minutes
January 19 Notice Agenda Returned to staff Minutes
February 16 No Applicants - Meeting Cancelled      
March 16 No Applicants - Meeting Cancelled      
April 20 Notice Agenda Results Minutes
May 18 Notice Agenda Results Minutes
June 15 Notice Agenda Results Minutes
July 20 No Applicants - Meeting Cancelled      
August - No Scheduled Meeting 
September 21 Notice Agenda Results Minutes
October 19 Notice Agenda Results  
November 16        
December - No Scheduled Meeting

Previous years' meetings

Review results going back to 1999

Applying to appear before the board