Receiving Applications for Board of Variance

The Town of View Royal is now accepting applications from interested residents wishing to serve on the View Royal Board of Variance. Council will be appointing three members with three-year terms to begin on March 1, 2015.

The Board of Variance is an autonomous body with the power to vary regulations in situations where compliance with respect to the siting, dimension or size of a building or structure would cause a person undue hardship. The Board of Variance may not vary the density or use of land. In addition, the Board may grant minor variances, with limitations, to the provisions of the Tree Protection Bylaw and to requirements under Sections 911(5) and 938(1)(c) of the Local Government Act. The three member volunteer Board meets as required (typically monthly). In addition to this time commitment, members undertake site inspections prior to the meeting. All meetings are open to the public and involve the weighing of information and evidence to determine if variances are to be approved or declined.

How to Apply
The deadline for submissions is 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015. Submit a one page covering letter with resume to:
  • In person/mail: Clerk's Office, Town of View Royal, 45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria, BC, V9B 1A6
  • Fax: 250-727-9551
  • Email:
Residents submitting applications are requested to include the following information in their application: name, address, postal code, home and/or business telephone number, e-mail address, occupation, history of community involvement, other relevant history, technical or special expertise, and reasons for seeking appointment.

Short listed applicants will be requested to provide references prior to interviews.

For more information about the Board of Variance:
  • Lindsay Chase, Director of Development Services
  • Phone: 250-479-6800
  • Email: