Board of Variance


  • As required


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Tom Dool, Chair

Duties & Responsibilities

The Local Government Act requires that a Board of Variance, acting as an independent body, hears appeals for relaxation of zoning regulations, extension of non-conforming uses, relaxation of servicing requirements, reconstruction of non-conforming uses and relaxation of tree protection requirements. The Board primarily deals with requests for minor variances to the City of Nelson Zoning Bylaw regarding siting, size and dimensions of buildings where compliance would cause an undue hardship. The Board meets on an as required basis.


  • Board of Variance Bylaw


  • The Board of Variance consists of three members appointed for a 3-year term


  • Two members one of which must be the Chair


City of Nelson
Board of Variance
Suite 101, 310 Ward Street
Nelson BC V1L 5S4
Phone: 250-352-8202
Fax: 250-352-2131
Email: Daphne Powell