In 2016, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) reviewed 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 2017 bylaw review included:

  • Modernization for clarity, interpretation and administration
  • Support for agriculture and aquaculture
  • Support for rural living
  • Support for aging in place
  • Enabling implementation of sustainability principles through solar panel and wind energy devices
  • Support for rural economic development

Project Timeline

  • June 26, 2018: Draft Zoning Bylaw with staff report presented to the CVRD Board for approval to move forward with external agency and First Nations referrals.
  • July 9, 2018: Presented draft Zoning Bylaw presentation to the Electoral Area Services Committee (EASC) for first reading and recommended a public hearing date be set. 
  • September 5, 2018: Public hearing. Presentation available here
  • September 18, 2018: Summary of the public hearing minutes presented to the CVRD Board (special board meeting). The CVRD Board rescinded first reading of Bylaw No. 520 and directed CVRD staff to report back to a future EASC meeting with a revised bylaw and revised consultation plan to accompany further review of the proposed Bylaw No. 520.

Frequently Asked Questions

Draft Materials for External Agency & First Nations Referrals

All draft materials provided below were presented to the CVRD board on June 26, 2018 for approval to move forward with external agency and First Nations referrals. 

Draft Zoning Bylaw
Draft Maps of Affected Properties

The maps provided below outline the properties that will be affected by the proposed changes. All owners of properties will be notified regarding the proposed changes.

Any concerns or clarification required regarding the maps please contact Ton Trieu, CVRD Assistant Manager of Planning Services at 250-334-6021.

Draft Materials for Electoral Area Services Committee July 9, 2018
Staff Report To Electoral Area Services Committee
Revised Draft Maps of Affected Properties

The maps provided below outline the properties that will be affected by the proposed changes. All owners of properties will be notified regarding the proposed changes.

Any concerns or clarification required regarding the maps please contact Ton Trieu, CVRD Assistant Manager of Planning Services at 250-334-6021.

Public Hearing September 5, 2018

CVRD hosted a public hearing on September 5, 2018 for residents to provide comments on the Draft Zoning Bylaw to the Electoral Area Directors. 

We Want To Hear From You

Comments and questions can be directed to:
Ton Trieu, Assistant 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