In 2016, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) began the review the Comox Valley Zoning Bylaw No. 2781, adopted in 2005, to align the CVRD’s zoning regulations with the policies and goals set out in the Official Community Plan (adopted in 2014) and the Regional Growth Strategy (adopted in 2011).

Bylaw No. 2781 applies to all three electoral areas within the CVRD. The municipalities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland have their own zoning bylaws.

The key policy themes underlying the bylaw review include:

  • Modernization for clarity, interpretation and administration
  • Support for agriculture and aquaculture
  • Support for rural living
  • Support for aging in place
  • Incorporating sustainable features for example use of solar panels and wind turbines
  • Support for rural economic development

Project Timeline

  • March 19, 2019 : CVRD Board approved the consultation plan.
  • May 2019: Public Open Houses to review the draft bylaw and provide feedback to CVRD planning staff.
    • May 6, 2019: Union Bay Hall (3:30 - 7 pm)
    • May 16, 2019: Black Creek Fire Hall (3:30 - 7 pm)
    • May 22, 2019: CVRD Boardroom (3:30 - 7pm) 

Frequently Asked Questions

We Want To Hear From You
Public Engagement Opportunities

The CVRD Board on March 19, 2019 approved the comprehensive zoning bylaw review consultation plan. As part of this review process, CVRD planning staff will be hosting public open houses in May. The drop-in style open houses are open to everyone to attend. Come by to review the draft zoning bylaw, ask questions of CVRD planning staff and provide your feedback.

  • May 6, 2019: Union Bay Hall (3:30 - 7 pm)
  • May 16, 2019: Black Creek Fire Hall (3:30 - 7 pm)
  • May 22, 2019: CVRD Boardroom (3:30 - 7pm) 


Not able to attend an open house? 

Comments and questions can be directed to:
Ton Trieu, Manager of Planning Services
Tel: 250-334-6021

Written submissions may be mailed to:
Comox Valley Regional District
Planning and Development Services Branch
Attn: Zoning Bylaw Review
600 Comox Road, Courtenay BC, V9N 3P6