Zoning: Town of Qualicum Beach Land Use and Subdivision Bylaw No. 580, 1999, divides the Town into zones, with specific uses, densities, setbacks, and other regulatory guidelines for each zone. When an application for a building permit is received, it is compared to the regulations in the zoning bylaw. If the plans conform to zoning regulation, then the plans are reviewed by the building inspector for conformance to the BC Building Code.
Zoning Amendments: In cases where a development proposal does not conform to the regulation in the zoning bylaw, an applicant may request a change in zoning. When such an application is made, Council makes a decision as to whether or not to permit such a change. The decision is guide primarily by the principles in the Official Community Plan (OCP).