Zoning Bylaw

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The Zoning Bylaw identifies parcels of land in Prince Rupert as belonging to certain ‘zones’ that regulate the use and density of developments, and the siting, size, and dimensions of buildings and structures allowed in a specified area. Zoning also establishes and promotes minimum standards for health, safety, convenience, and public welfare. Zoning can prevent overcrowding of land and ensure appropriate building forms.

For each property Zoning sets out:

  • The use of land, buildings, and other structures;
  • The density of the use of land, buildings and other structures;
  • The siting, size, and dimensions of buildings and other structures;
  • The siting, size, and dimensions of the uses that are permitted;
  • The location of uses on the land and within buildings and other structures; and,
  • Off-street parking and loading requirements.

A Zoning Amendment, or rezoning’ is the process of changing the zone of a property. Zoning can only be changed by an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw. 

For additional resources relating to the Zoning Bylaw and Application process, see below:

Current Zoning Bylaw 3462

Zoning Map

Application to Amend the OCP and/or Zoning Bylaw

*Please note that we do our best to update all online copies of the Zoning Bylaw and associated application forms as they are amended, however we cannot always guarantee that the above version of the documents listed are the latest. The most recent version will be available at the front desk at City Hall. 

Rezoning

Rezoning of a property is required when the proposed use or density of a property or development is not permitted within the existing zone. Rezoning may allow for a change in the regulations as they pertain to a specific lot or building.

For each property Zoning sets out:

  • The use of land, buildings, and other structures;
  • The density of the use of land, buildings and other structures;
  • The siting, size, and dimensions of buildings and other structures;
  • The siting, size, and dimensions of the uses that are permitted;
  • The location of uses on the land and within buildings and other structures; and,
  • Off-street parking and loading requirements.

A Zoning Amendment, or ‘rezoning’, is the process of changing the zone of a property. Zoning can only be changed by an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw.

 

Rezoning Application Process:

 

For more information on how to apply for an OCP or Zoning Amendment, check out our brochure on OCP and Zoning Amendment Application Procedures:
Brochure on OCP Amendment and Rezoning 


If a rezoning or OCP amendment is successful, property owners must then apply for the necessary Development and/or Building Permits