Minor Variances By-law No. 1312
Minor Variances By-law no. 1312 regulates construction and subdivision projects that do not fully comply with the regulatory provisions applicable to them. Specifically, it applies to the provisions respecting:
- lot area
- lot width
- front setback
- rear setback
- side setbacks
By-law No. 1312 sets out the procedures to follow to submit an application for a minor variance and the necessary conditions for approving the application.
Obtaining a variance is especially useful for owners seeking to sell their property despite its non-compliance with an urban planning by-law.
View By-law No. 1312 [PDF 1.37MB]
Finding your way through Urban Planning By-Laws
Although they are all part of the Town’s urban planning framework, it is important not to confuse the zoning, subdivision, building and related by-laws. To help you understand the differences, we offer the following summary:
- 1310 (Zoning)
Permitted uses, setbacks, fence heights, content and location of commercial signs, private parking spaces, etc. Think of zoning in terms of regulating how space is used.
- 1311 (Building)
Materials, construction methods, construction safety, etc.
- 1312 (Minor Variances)
Procedure to follow to obtain a minor variance from the subdivision and zoning by-laws.
- 1313 (Subdivision)
Cadastre, property lines, servitudes, etc.
- 1314 (CCU)
Makeup and operation of the Planning Advisory Committee.
- 1316 (Permits and Certificates)
Procedure for obtaining a permit (subdivision, construction, demolition) or a certificate of authorization (transport and installation of a building, change of use, temporary use, landscaping, posting of signs, occupation), including the applicable fees.
- 1317 (PIIA)
Site Planning and Architectural Integration Program.
- 1318 (PAE)
Comprehensive Development Planning (large-scale projects).