Board of Variance
The Board of Variance (BOV) is an independent body that consists of five members appointed by City Council. The BOV can grant variances to:
- Relax zoning regulations, servicing requirements, and tree protection requirements;
- Extend non-conforming uses; and,
- Reconstruct a non-conforming building.
The City of Nanaimo is currently recruiting one (1) member for the Board of Variance, to apply please fill out the form below:
Board of Variance Member Application Form
For more information on applying to the Board of Variance, please follow the link below:
How to apply to the Board of Variance
2020 BOV Meeting Schedule (PDF)
Want to Participate?
If you deem your property is affected by a proposed variance, you have the opportunity to be heard by the Board of Variance. In light of COVID-19, members of the public may submit comments in writing or pre-register to attend in-person as a delegation.
WATCH THE LIVE STREAM: Click here to view the agenda and watch the live video. The video will become available once the meeting has started.
WRITTEN SUBMISSION: To submit comments in writing you must contact the Planning Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting by emailing email@example.com or calling 250-755-4429.
ATTEND IN-PERSON: To attend in-person as a delegation, you must register no later than 11:00am on the Monday prior to the meeting date. To attend the meeting please request to appear as a delegation.
Bylaw No. 7213 (PDF)
Bylaw No. 3152 (PDF)
Local Government Act, Division 15 - Board of Variance