Public Hearings 

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the CVRD will hold all Public Hearings electronically until further notice.

A Public Hearing is the primary means for the public to present their views on proposed amendment bylaws. The Local Government Act requires that a Public Hearing be held before the Board adopts an amendment to an official community plan bylaw, and some amendments to a zoning bylaw. Anyone who considers themselves affected by a proposed amendment bylaw will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing, or to submit written comments.

  1. Upcoming Public Hearings
  2. How to Participate in a Public Hearing
  3. What Happens During a Public Hearing?
  4. What Happens After?
  5. Did You Know?

Background information on the proposed development and bylaw amendment(s) can be found in the links below. After reviewing the posted information, if you have any questions about the proposed development or bylaw amendment(s) please contact the Development Services Manager, Frank Limshue by emailing, or calling 250.746.2620. Please note that THE PUBLIC HEARING IS NOT AN INFORMATION SESSION - there will be no opportunity to ask questions about the proposed development during the hearing.  Please have all your questions answered in advance of the hearing. To participate effectively during the hearing, please come prepared with your views and opinions so that the Area Directors can hear from you. The public hearing is not the time to begin to learn about the proposed development and bylaw amendment(s), the purpose is for the Area Directors to hear the opinions of those members of the public who wish to make comments.