Zoning

Are you considering rezoning your property?

There are several factors to consider. Each property in Nakusp fits in a specific zone which allows certain uses. In some cases, a property can be split into multiple zones. Development and redevelopment in these zones must conform to the specific regulations for that zone outlined in the Zoning Bylaw.

The process to rezone your property can take several months. When a zoning amendment application is received, Administration must notify everyone within a 30-metre radius of your property and advertise in two subsequent issues of the local paper. Also, a public hearing must be held before Council approves the application. This process is outlined in the Local Government Act to allow anyone who believes they may be affected by your application an opportunity to address Council. Administration requires time to review your application and provide a report to Council that would support, recommend changes, or not support your application. Council’s decision is final. The fee for a zoning amendment application is $500, $750 if the Zoning Bylaw and OCP requires amendment.

See Bylaw links below.

To check the zoning of your property, view the Zoning Map and permissions. Additional map resources are available with Regional District Central Kootenay web mapping service at rdck.ca.

The Zoning bylaw outlines regulations for each zone in the map.

If your planned development does not conform to the permitted uses or density requirements listed for your zone, you will need to complete a Zoning Amendment Application to change the zoning of the property to a zone where your proposed use is permitted, or add your proposed use to the list of permitted uses in your current zone.

You may also need to apply for an OCP & Zoning amendment, if your development does not conform to the Official Community Plan (OCP). See the OCP & Zoning Amendment Application.

You will find the Official Community Plan (OCP), the land use planning tool used to guide Village Council in its decisions about development, zoning, and services, here.

Important note: A new OCP has been approved, and significant revisions to the zoning by-law, associated strategies and maps to mirror the new OCP are in process.  Completion is expected mid- 2022. Until then, the current legal Zoning By-law takes precedent over the OCP. Please discuss your development plans with the Village.

A Title Search will provide all the legal information you need to know about your property, including any covenant, easement, development permit, development variance permit or building permit You can do a title search through Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) Here is the website for land titles https://www.ltsa.ca

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