• Emmanuel B.

Minor Variance

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

What is a Minor Variance?

A Minor Variance allows a property to have a small change from the requirements of the zoning by-law, usually in order to receive a building permit. It is also required to expand or change a use that is considered Legal Non-Conforming (LNCU),


Obtaining a Minor Variance does not change the property's allocated zoning.


In some instances, external agencies and other city departments may require certain conditions be met prior to the approval of a Minor Variance.


Depending on the city or town, a sign must be posted on the property with the proposed building activities and future plans of the property. This is required for approximately 30 days, and then a public hearing is held in which objections, if any, are heard and contested.


To find out more about the Minor Variance of LNCU process and for our expert advice, contact us today for a free consultation.





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