Development Regulations

The Zoning Bylaw regulates the use of all lands within the District of West Vancouver. Each zone specifies the permitted uses and provides limits to the height of buildings, setbacks, lot coverage and floor area ratio.

You can use WestMap below to determine the zoning for any property in West Vancouver.


PDF Zoning Map

Zoning Bylaw No. 4662

Single-Family Lots

If you are building a structure on your property, including retaining walls, stairs, pools and decks, you will need a permit. Includes information on secondary suites and coach houses.

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Planning Applications

The planning department processes land use and development proposals received from residents and developers. Depending on the development proposal or project being contemplated, land development in West Vancouver will require a property owner or applicant to make a planning application for bylaw amendments and permits.

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Addressing expiring Land Use Contracts

In 2014, the Provincial Government amended the Local Government Act to terminate all Land Use Contracts (LUCs) that historically formed site-specific, contractual agreements between local governments and landowners. The District currently has 23 LUCs which are due to expire on June 30, 2024.

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