What is a Variance Order?
A Variance Order is required to provide specific relief from provisions restricting minimum yards, building height, lot coverage, building floor space, site area, site width, land use, dwelling unit density or parking requirements within a specific zone.
What is a Minor Variance Order?
A Minor Variance Order is a Variance which allows to vary the minimum or maximum requirements of a zone within the bulk use table by no more than 15 percent. Any Variance that exceeds 15 percent of the minimum or maximum requires must apply for a Major Variance Order which is reviewed by Council at the Regular Development & Planning Meetings (Public Hearing).
How do I know if I need a Variance Order?
The R.M. of Taché Zoning By-law contains a Bulk Use Requirement Table for every zone that contains the minimum or maximum requirements. Click on the tables below.
Table 4-2 Agriculture Zones Bulk Use Requirements from the Zoning By-law
Table 4-3 Commercial Zones Bulk Use Requirements from the Zoning By-law
Table 4-4 Residential Zones Bulk Use Requirements from the Zoning By-law
Table 4-5 Industrial Zone Bulk Use Requirements from the Zoning By-law
Table 4-6 Open Space & Table 4-7 Escarpment Area Zones Bulk Use Requirements from the Zoning By-law
Table 4-8 Village Zone Bulk Use Requirements from the Zoning By-law
How do I apply for a Variance Order?
Complete the application form below, or download the form here and submit to the department by e-mail (to [email protected]), dropping it off or mailing it to the R.M. Office.
Disclaimer: If a public hearing is required, submitting an application prior to the deadline does not guarantee that the application will be on the next public hearing agenda. It is dependent on the number of applications received by the department and if an application requires further documents to be submitted and reviewed prior to being scheduled for a public hearing. Please contact the Planning & Development Department to confirm when an application may be scheduled for public hearing.
What is the Application Fee for a Variance Order?
Minor Variance Orders
New Development = $100.00
Existing/Non-Compliant Development = $200.00
Major Variance Orders (Requiring a Public Hearing)
New Development = $250.00 + Mailing Costs
Existing/Non-Compliant Development = $500.00 + Mailing Costs
How do I pay the Variance Order Application Fee?
1.) Cash (Pay at the R.M. Office)
2.) Cheque (Pay at, or mail to, the R.M. Office)
3.) Debit (Pay at the R.M. Office)
4.) E-Transfer (Send to [email protected] and in the message field write "planning")
5.) Invoice (Issued the month the file goes to public hearing and can be paid by any of the methods listed above. Note: you must be the owner of the property)
Expiry and Extension
Variance Order Approvals expire after 1 year from Council’s decision. The Applicant may make an application to Council for an extension for 12 months (1 year).
Complete the application form below, or download the form and submit to the department by e-mail (to [email protected]), dropping it off or mailing it to the R.M. Office.