Permits, Inspections, Variance

Building in Port McNeill is regulated by the Town’s Building Bylaw No 610, 2009 and the BC Building Code. Under the bylaw, building permits are required.

A variance is a request to deviate from current zoning requirements. If granted, it permits the owner to use his land in a way that is ordinarily not permitted by the zoning ordinance. It is not a change in the zoning law, but a waiver from the requirements of the zoning ordinance. The Town requires all variance requests be brought before our Board of Variance. Proof of hardship is required prior to a variance being issued.

More information can be obtained here: Board of Variance