Board of Variance

The Board of Variance provides an opportunity for property owners to make an application to be considered for a minor relaxation of the Zoning Bylaw based on undue hardship.  The most common appeals are the relaxation of the setback requirements for buildings, height and lot coverage.

The authority, structure and role of the Township of Langley Board of Variance is specified in the Local Government Act and the Township of Langley Zoning Board of Variance Establishment Bylaw 4881.

The Board of Variance is not intended to be an appeal mechanism for Council’s land use decisions such as density or use as prescribed in the Zoning Bylaw, nor can the Board’s decisions replace that of Council.

The Board of Variance meets the evening of the third Tuesday of each month.  All applications to be considered must be submitted to the Secretary for the Board by the first Tuesday of each month.  A non-refundable application fee of $450.00 is required at the time of application.

For additional information, see the following links:

•    Board of Variance Guide
•    Board of Variance Application
•    Sample Letter for Board of Variance Application