Zoning bylaws regulate the use, size and location of developments and buildings in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. These bylaws expand on land use designations found in the Official Community Plans (OCPs). Anyone considering building or development in the Regional District should review the zoning bylaws.
Zoning and Rural Land Use Bylaw designations are shown on our interactive map.
Most electoral areas fall under a single zoning bylaw, Zoning Bylaw No. 2892 [PDF/1.4MB].
Two Electoral Areas in the Regional District have separate zoning bylaws. Area C - Punchaw Lake [PDF/2.2MB] has a complete zoning bylaw, while Area H has a zoning bylaw for the proposed Valemount Glacier Destination development. [PDF/3.1MB]
If your proposed development requires a change to the zoning designation, you’ll need to submit a formal rezoning application. This process involves:
- a public notification
- a public hearing
- a first, second, and third reading
- the adoption of a formal bylaw by the Regional District Board of Directors
Information on timelines, fees and application forms for a zoning amendment can be found on our Fees, Forms and Timelines page.
Rural Land Use Bylaw – Electoral Area E Hixon-Woodpecker
Similar to a Zoning Bylaw, the Rural Land Use Bylaw (RLUB) simplifies OCP policies and zoning regulations. The RLUB helps guide land use decisions in low population rural areas.
If your proposed development project requires a change to the Rural Land Use Bylaw, you will need to submit an amendment application. Information on timelines, fees and application forms for a Rural Land Use Bylaw amendment can be found on our Fees, Forms and Timelines page.