Zoning & Rezoning of Land
Zoning is a way of regulating the use of land by designating properties for a specific use or range of uses, density, siting and building form – for example, whether a property can be used for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes, and what kind of building can be located on it.
Rezoning is the process of changing the zoning of a property. A property owner may request a change in their property’s zoning to obtain a use or a density that is not permitted under the existing zoning.
Zoning Maps and Bylaws
Kimberley has two Zoning Bylaws - Bylaw 1850 which applies to most properties in Kimberley and Bylaw 2016 which applies to properties in the alpine resort area.
Confirm the zoning of any property in Kimberley and find other helpful information (such as dimensions, assessed value, utilities, etc.) by entering the property address at this link planning.kimberley.ca/properties
View the overall Zoning Map (Bylaw 1850 and 2016 combined) at this link planning.kimberley.ca/maps
View the Zoning Bylaws (No. 1850 and No. 2016) at this link planning.kimberley.ca/bylaws
Please note that Zoning Bylaws are not the only regulatory tool that may affect the use or development of your property. Other municipal bylaws may be applicable and it is very important to review your property records for any restrictions or requirements that may be registered on title. Properties in strata developments are usually subject to additional strata rules.
Zoning can only be changed by applying for an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw. The proposed zoning must conform to the land use designation outlined in the Official Community Plan (OCP). If this is not the case, an OCP amendment application is also required.
Zoning and OCP amendment applications are reviewed by staff and Council prior to a public hearing through which Council can receive feedback from the community on any proposed changes. When both OCP and zoning amendments are required, they are usually considered concurrently by Council.
It is recommended that you arrange a meeting with a Planning Services staff person to discuss your proposal prior to submitting an application. Please call Planning Services at 250.427.5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
Download the Application for Zoning Amendment HERE.
For more information or to determine the zoning of a particular property, please contact: