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 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.

Current members

  • Guy Akester
  • James Paul
  • Lee Gavel
  • Neville York
  • vacant

Interested in volunteering for this committee? Volunteer to serve on the Board of Variance here.

2021 meeting minutes, agendas, and results

Meeting date Notice Agenda Results Minutes
January 21 - cancelled (no applications) - - - -
February 18 Notice  Agenda Results  
March 18        
April 15        
May 20        
June 17        
July 15        
August - no meeting scheduled        
September 16        
October 21        
November 18        
December - no meeting scheduled        


Meetings from previous years

Download results from meetings held from 1999 to present

Apply to appear before the board

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