According to the Local Government Act, a municipality that has adopted a zoning bylaw must establish a Board of Variance to allow people to request relief from the provisions of that bylaw. A person may apply to the Board for a minor variance if they feel compliance with the bylaw would cause them hardship. The Board of Variance is a quasi-judicial board consisting of three volunteers from the community appointed by Council.
Board of Variance Focus
The board of variance focuses primarily on hardship relating to matters such as siting, dimensions and size of buildings. A board of variance order cannot conflict with Land Title Act covenants or deal with matters in land use permits, land use contracts, floodplain bylaw specifications or phased development agreements.
Meetings: The Board of Variance proposes to meeting the first Wednesday of every month on as as needed basis. For detailed information, please visit the City's Community Calendar page. Meetings of the Board of Variance are open to the public and only held as business needs arise.
During this time, the City of Pitt Meadows is not holding in person committee meetings due to COVID-19; all meetings will be livestreamed to allow for the public to view.
Residents are able to participate by phoning into the meeting and following the instructions detailed below when prompted.
Call in on your phone:
1. MUTE the livestream on your computer.
2. Dial - 778.907.2071
3. When prompted, enter:
|Participant ID:||press #|
Instructions: LISTEN FOR City staff to call out the last 4 digits of your phone number, and a recorded prompt to unmute your phone by dialing *6. Begin your comments by sharing your name and city of residence. To raise your hand, press *9.
Date/Time: The next scheduled BOV meeting is December 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
- Anne Berry, Director of Planning and Development, Staff Liaison, 604.465.2425
- Alex Wallace, Manager of Community Development, 604.460.6726
- Allison Dominelli, Development Services Technician, 604.465.2433
- Sarah Nickerson, Development Services Technician, 604.465.5454
- Tatiana McCaw, Committee Clerk ll, 604.460.6711
- Development Services l 604.465.2428
For more information regarding the Board of Variance please see below:
|November 3||Cancelled - No Applications|
|October 6||Cancelled - No Applications|
|September 1||Cancelled - No Applications|
|July 7||Agenda||Minutes (draft)||Notice|
|April 7||Cancelled - No Applications|
|March 3||Cancelled - No Applications|
|February 3||Cancelled - No Applications|
|January 6||Cancelled - No Applications|
|November 4||Cancelled - No Applications|
|October 7||Cancelled - No Applications|
|September 2||Cancelled - No Applications|
|June 3||Cancelled - No Applications|
|May 6||Cancelled - No Applications|
|April 1||Cancelled - No Applications|
|March 4||Cancelled - No Applications|
|February 5||Cancelled - No Applications|
|Year||Civic Address||Approved or Denied|
|2021||13910 McKechnie Road||Approved|
|2021||18315 Ford Road||Approved|
|2021||11626 Harris Road||Denied|
|2020||11850 Springdale Drive||Approved|
|2019||11956 Bonson Road||Approved|
|2019||19691 116A Avenue||Approved|
|2019||13219 Sharpe Road||Approved|
|2018||15146 Harris Road||Approved|
|2016||13910 McKechnie Road||Withdrawn|
|2015||12430 188A Street||Approved|
|2014||18390 Old Dewdney Trunk Road||Denied|
|2013||17340 Kennedy Road||Approved|
|2012||17364 Kennedy Road||Approved|
|2012||18935 118B Avenue||Approved|
|2011||19355 121 Avenue||Approved|
|2010||18851 119B Avenue||Approved|
|2009||13740 Sharpe Road||Approved|
|2009||19763 116A Avenue||Denied|
|2008||12085 Blakely Road||Approved|
|2007||11707 Bonson Road||Approved|
|2006||11740 194a Street||Withrawn|
|2005||18681 McQuarrie Road||Denied|
|2005||19718 Cedar Lane||Denied|
|2005||19286 Park Road||Denied|
|2003||19269 Park Road||Denied|
|2000||11630 Fraser Dyke Road||Withdrawn|