Applications

 

Applications are one of the important tools that the Regional District uses to evaluate proposals and make land use decisions. The Province of British Columbia has legislation that contains certain requirements the Regional District must meet. The Consolidated Procedures Bylaw No. 944 of the Regional District incorporates those requirements and outlines the procedure each application is required to abide by.  

The following are applications and application guides for the various land use policies and regulations overseen by staff in Community Services. The guides are intended to help explain how applications are handled but are not a detailed review of the process. Please contact staff prior to making any formal application as they will be pleased to provide information and answer questions.  By submitting an application, there is no guarantee that a proposal or amendment will ultimately be approved by the Regional Board.

Please note that Professional Reports are required to support some applications.

If there is a history of specified industrial or commercial uses for a property that is subject to a rezoning, redesignation or development permit application, a Site Disclosure Statement must be completed and submitted with your application to the Regional District. If more information is required on how Site Disclosure Statements work please refer to the Site Disclosure Bulletin.

The Community Services Planning Section has a Fee Schedule that specifies the fees for each type of application.

State of Title Certificate and Title Searches

A current land title is required as part of your application to the Regional District.

Links to Applications and Guides for the following:

Links to Guides for the following Referral Applications: 

 



Rezoning and official community plan amendments

An application to change from one zone in Zoning Bylaw No. 871 to another, thereby allowing a different set of land uses on a property, or an application to change from one designation to another. Refer to the application form or contact Community Services staff for information on additional application requirements.

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Secondary suites

An application to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 871 to allow a secondary suite. Your property must have the necessary zoning to allow a secondary suite.  Refer to the application form or contact Community Services staff for information on additional application requirements.

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Secondary Suites - Joe Rich

An application to amend Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw No. 1195 to allow a secondary suite. Your property must have the necessary land use designation to allow a secondary suite.  Refer to the application form or contact Community Services staff for information on additional application requirements.

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Joe Rich Rural Land Use Bylaw (RLUB) Amendments

An application to change from one designation to another, thereby allowing a different set of land uses of a property. Refer to the application form or contact Community Services staff for information on additional application requirements.

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Development Variance Permit Application

An application to change a certain regulation for a particular property (or properties) because of circumstances specific to that site.  Refer to the application form or contact Community Services staff for information on additional application requirements.

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Development Permit Application

An application required by the policies of the Official Community Plan to ensure development meets specific community objectives and goals for:

  • The design, character and landscaping of certain types of development, or,
  • The protection of the environmental qualities of the site, or,
  • The assessment and response to potential hazards.

Refer to the application form or contact Community Services staff for information on additional application requirements.

 

Wildfire Development Permit/Covenant

The following links include relevant information for each of the following Official Community Plan areas:

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Temporary Use Permit Applications

An application to permit a temporary use on a property. Refer to the application form or contact Community Services staff for information on additional application requirements.

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Subdivision Application Referrals

An application to create two or more properties from one original parcel. Adjusting or consolidating existing property lines is also considered a form of subdivision. Subdivision applications are made with the Ministry of Transportation and referred to the Regional District.

Link to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Permits, Approvals and Regulations webpage and Subdividing Land Outside a Municipality

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Agricultural Land Commission Applications and Referrals

Applications related to property located within the provincial agricultural land reserve (exclusion, inclusion, non-farm use, subdivision).

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Request for Exemption from Floodplain Regulations

This is a request to the Regional Board to exempt construction from floodplain regulations in Zoning Bylaw #871. Refer to the application form or contact Community Services staff for information on additional application requirements.

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Referrals from the Province regarding Crown Land applications

Referrals from the Province requesting comments on applications they receive for the use, sale or lease of Crown Land.

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Referrals from the Province regarding Sand and Gravel Extraction applications

Referrals may be received from the Province of BC requesting comments on applications it receives for the extraction and processing of sand, gravel and rock.  Please note that applications are made to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, not the Regional District.  The Ministry may refer such applications to the Regional District of Central Okanagan for comment from its Board, Departments and Advisory Commissions.  The Ministry makes final decisions on applications to it for sand and gravel extraction permits.

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