Check if the zone allows for your proposed development. Phone our Building and Development Services Centre at 604-873-7611 to find out what's permitted for your site's current zone. Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 4pm.
Finish preparing your rezoning application, including all the items we asked you to complete in your pre-application. We only accept complete applications.
Meet with your rezoning planner to submit your application.
Rezoning applications usually take around 12 months to process (from the time you apply in step 5 to when we complete our evaluation in step 7). This duration may vary based on:
The complexity of your proposal
The issues raised during our review of your application
If your application needs public open houses or special impact studies
If you need to revise your application
There is a fee to apply for rezoning that is due in full when you submit your application. Refer to our fee schedule for the amount, under Zoning and Development Fee Bylaw, Schedule 2 - Zoning Bylaw Amendments.
We usually require that you meet specific conditions before City Council adopts the bylaw for your rezoning. Conditions can include:
Infrastructure servicing costs
Provision of community amenity
Dedication of land for transportation purposes
Building form and design requirements to meet before you get your development permit (applies to CD-1 rezonings)
If we recommend to City Council to refuse your application, our report will go on a Council meeting agenda so you can let Council know why it should consider your application. Council will either refer your application to a public hearing for further consideration or refuse it.