Home, property, and development

Schedule your appeal

Contact the Board of Variance

bov@vancouver.ca

Location
Room 112, 1st Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R3

Louis Ng
Board Secretary

604-873-7723

File your appeal by appointment by 2:00pm on the deadline date

  1. Review the submission deadline dates.
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Board Secretary by phone at 604-873-7723.
  3. Pay the $430.00 appeal fee in person.
    • Location: Revenue Services, 1st Floor, City Hall at 453 West 12th Ave
    • Hours: Monday to Friday, except holidays, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • Pay by cash, debit, cheque, money order, and bank draft

Prepare your appeal

Hearings are scheduled at least once per month, usually one month after a submission deadline date.

The appeal fee may increase at the rate of inflation, as approved by Council in the Miscellaneous Fees Bylaw, Section 6.

Deadlines depend on what you appeal

 

Type of appeal  Deadline to file your appeal 
Appeal a refusal of your development permit application  Within 30 days of an official decision made by the Director of Planning
Delete or vary the approval of your development permit application Within 30 days of getting your application approval letter that lists conditions you must satisfy before your permit is issued
Request a variance from any provision of the Zoning and Development Bylaw that affects the site, size, shape, or design of a building, or in connection with a building which is non-conforming as to use No deadline 

Get a deadline extension

The Board may extend the time limits for filing an appeal (noted above) by up to 75 days after an official decision issued by the Director of Planning.

Send your request, including any reasons for the delay, in writing to the Board after 30 days from the official decision (see contact at right).

Postpone your hearing

  1. Send your request to postpone in writing to the Board (see contact at right)
  2. Pay the $39.80 re-notification fee in person.
    • Location: Revenue Services, 1st Floor, City Hall at 453 West 12th Ave
    • Hours: Monday to Friday, except holidays, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    • Pay by cash, debit, cheque, money order, and bank draft