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. There are no meetings in August or December.

Current members are:

  • James Paul, Chair
  • Guy Akester, Vice Chair
  • Lee Gavel
  • Laura Lee Richard
  • Neville York

2023 meeting minutes, agendas, and results

Meeting date Notice Agenda Results Minutes
January 19 Notice Agenda Results Minutes
February 16 Notice Agenda Results Minutes
March 16 Notice Agenda Results Minutes
April 20 - meeting cancelled - no applications - - - -
May 18 Notice Agenda Results Minutes
June 15 Notice Agenda Results Minutes
July 20 Notice Agenda Results  
August - no meeting scheduled - - - -
September 21 Notice Agenda    
October 19        
November 16        
December - no meeting scheduled        


Meetings from previous years

Download results from meetings from 1999, including links to minutes from 2018 to present

Apply to appear before the board

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