Bylaws and Policies

Bylaws and Policies

This page provides a complete list of bylaws and policies related to land use, siting, and development. Please note that bylaws related to construction are listed with Building and Inspection Services.

For Gabriola (Area B) please contact Island Trust: (250) 247 2063.

For Development Permit Area Guidelines: For Area F, please see Zoning Bylaw 1285. For local area plan areas, please refer to the applicable OCP. For all other electoral areas, please see Zoning Bylaw 500.

Zoning Bylaws

Bylaw 500 (All plan areas, except Area F, Lakes District and Schooner Cove neighbourhood plan areas of Area E)

Bylaw 500 - 2014 (Lakes District and Schooner Cove only)

Bylaw 1285 (Area F only)

Other Bylaws and Policies


Subdivision Related Policies (For subdivision regulations, refer to the zoning bylaw)


Application Related Bylaws and Polices


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