Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments

Amendments to an Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw or Zoning Bylaw may be required when the proposed use or density of a property is not permitted in the current zoning.

When there is an application for an OCP or Zoning Bylaw amendment, the application will be considered by the Regional District Board, the applicable Advisory Planning Commission (APC), referral agencies and by the public.

The bylaw amendment process requires an application fee, a public information meeting, a public hearing and referral to a local APC before the Regional District Board makes a decision.

Effective January 1, 2022, the application fees for an amendment bylaw application are $2,500.00.

For more general information, view our OCP & Zoning Bylaw Amendment Brochure.

To complete an application, please fill out the OCP & Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application Form.

For details on Site Notification requirements, view our Site Notification Brochure.

For major developments requiring an OCP amendment, please complete the Regional Growth Strategy Sustainability Checklist.

For information on participating in and attending public hearings conducted by the Regional District, please view our page on: Public Hearings