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Appeal decisions to the Board of Variance or Parking Variance Board

Contact the Board of Variance


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

Louis Ng
Board Secretary


If your permit application was refused, or was approved with conditions you would like removed, you can appeal the decision to the Board of Variance or the Parking Variance Board.

Who can file an appeal

Only a property owner (or an agent on their behalf) who is seeking to develop or use their property may file an appeal.

Select 'Show more' for the board you wish to file an appeal to for details on:

  • Reasons to appeal
  • What the board considers
  • What the board cannot allow

How appeals work

  1. The Secretary to the Board of Variance receives and reviews appeals and checks all information, drawings and calculations.
  2. The Secretary will then schedule each appeal for hearing, notify the appellants of the hearing, and prepare the agenda.
  3. Before the hearing is held, the Board members view and inspect most sites.
  4. In hearing an appeal, the Board may adjourn the hearing for a neighbourhood notification. This allows the neighbouring property owners time to respond and prepare for a reconvened hearing (usually not more than four-weeks later), where the appeal will be considered.

Schedule your appeal

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