Valemount 5 Services 5 Community Planning, Development & Subdivision

Community Planning, Development and Subdivision

This page seeks to help the residents of Valemount understand the rules and regulations that apply to property owners.

How high can I build my garage? What are the setbacks in the R1 zone? Can I switch from residential to commercial? Can I do both? These are all land use questions that you will find answers to in the documents listed below.

We are also happy to chat (contact details below), and will answer all your questions about zoning, development permits, planning initiatives, the Official Community Plan, etc. 

Valemount VIC

Questions?

Krista Etty, Land Use Planner / Subdivision Approving Officer

250.566.4435
planner@valemount.ca

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Development Procedures and Zoning Amendments

Overview

The bylaws listed in this section regulate land use and development within the Village of Valemount. See below for more details, and contact the Village Office if you have any questions.
Service Description Fee Form & Resources
Zoning Amendment The Zoning Bylaw regulates land uses including things like, residential versus commercial development, setbacks, density, parking, etc. A Zoning Bylaw Amendment may propose to amend any provision of the Zoning Bylaw, but it must be compliant with the Official Community Plan. $650

Application Form

Zoning Map

Development Permit A Development Permit is required prior to any subdivision, construction, alteration, or addition of a structure location within a designated Development Permit Area. $200

Application Form

Development Permit Guide

Development Variance Permit Development Variance Permits are required to vary certain sections of the Zoning Bylaw, Parking Regulations, Signage, subdivision servicing, and other regulatory bylaws. $450 Application Form
Temporary Use Permit

Temporary Use Permits provide a property owner with the authority to conduct uses not permitted by the Zoning Bylaw on a temporary basis.

A Temporary Use Permit to permit residents to live in a temporary structure (RV’s) on their property may be approved if the requirements outlined in Policy 83 are met. The Temporary Residential Structure Policy and Application can be found to the right.

$650

TUP Application Form

Temporary Residential Structures Policy

RV TUP Application Form

Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendment An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a general statement of Council’s broad objectives and policies regarding land use and development. OCP Amendment applications may propose to amend any provision in the OCP. $650

Application Form

OCP Map

Combined Zoning & OCP Amendment When both a Zoning and OCP amendment are required for the same proposal. $1,000 Application Form

 

Maps

 

Overview

There are a number of maps used to guide development in Valemount. Development must comply with regulations for each particular property based on its zoning or OCP designation outlined in the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws. The attached maps will help you determine your properties zoning and OCP designation.
Short Term Vacation Rentals and B&Bs

Overview

Many property owners have questions around Short Term Vacation Rentals (STVR) and B&Bs.  A B&B is now considered a Short Term Vacation Rental Minor in the updated Zoning Bylaw.  Here are some quick facts regarding STVR’s.

All operators of STVRs and B&Bs must obtain a business license.

Retail Cannabis

Overview

The Village of Valemount has permitted Retail Cannabis stores since 2019. See attachments for details on Retail Cannabis in Valemount.
Subdivision

 

Overview

Subdivision is the act of altering legal property boundaries. Subdivision applications involve the division of a property into smaller lots or the realignment of existing property lines. The approval process allows the Village of Valemount to review all of the elements of the application and ensure that the new lots meet the requirements of land use and development.

 

Service Description Fee Form & Resources
Subdivision Subdivision applications involve the division of a property into smaller lots or the realignment of existing property lines. The approval process allows the Village of Valemount to review all of the elements of the application and ensure that the new lots meet the requirements of land use and development.

$200
for the first lot created

$50
for each additional lot created

Subdivision Application Form

Subdivision Brochure

Schedule A of Bylaw No. 450 MINIMUM LEVEL OF SERVICE – Two servicing levels will be required for new subdivisions and developments in different areas of the Village. N/A Schedule A
Schedule B of Bylaw No. 450 HIGHWAYS/ROADS – Regulations, Standards and Specifications for Design and Construction. N/A Schedule B
Schedule C of Bylaw No. 450 CURBS, GUTTERS, SIDEWALKS & BOULEVARDS – Regulations, Standards and Specifications for Design and Construction. N/A Schedule C
Schedule D of Bylaw No. 450 WATER SYSTEMS – Regulations, Standards and Specifications for Design and Construction. N/A  Schedule D
Schedule E of Bylaw No. 450 SANITARY SEWER – Regulations, Standards and Specifications for Design and Construction. N/A Schedule E
Schedule F of Bylaw No. 450 DRAINAGE SYSTEMS – Regulations, Standards and Specifications for Design and Construction. N/A Schedule F
Schedule G of Bylaw No. 450 STREET LIGHTING – Regulations, Standards and Specifications for Design and Construction. N/A Schedule G
Schedule H of Bylaw No. 450 ELECTRICAL & COMMUNICATIONS WIRING – Regulations, Standards and Specifications for Design and Construction. N/A Schedule H
Schedule I of Bylaw No. 450 STANDARDS FOR THE PREPARATION OF DESIGN AND AS-BUILTS. N/A Schedule I

Can’t find the bylaw you’re looking for?

The Bylaw directory contains all active bylaws in the Village of Valemount.