Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR)
The Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) is a provincial designation on land in which agriculture is recognized as a priority use. The ALR takes precedence over any other zoning on the land. If you wish to alter ALR boundaries or develop for non-farm use, you are required to apply to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) for approval.
A Development Permit is a permit approved by the SLRD Board that specifies how development is to occur on a given parcel of land. A Development Permit is required when the property to be developed is situated within a Development Permit Area designated in an Official Community Plan.
Development Variance Permits
A Development Variance Permit (DVP) allows for the relaxation of certain Squamish-Lillooet Regional District zoning bylaw requirements, other than use or density, such as setbacks from a lot line.
Riparian Area Development Permits
Riparian areas are zones that are designated under the provincial Riparian Areas Regulation for the protection of the natural environment, its ecosystems, and biological diversity. A Riparian Area Development Permit is required for any development activity within 30m of a waterbody within a Riparian Development Permit Area.
A guide to the Riparian Area Development Permit process
Wildfire Protection Development Area Permits
A Wildfire Protection Development Area Permit is required when the property to be developed is situated within a Development Permit Area designated in an Official Community Plan for wildfire protection. When such a designation exists, a Wildfire Protection Development Area Permit must be obtained before a Building Permit.
Official Community Plan and Zoning Amendments
An Official Community Plan amendment is required any time a proposed land use contravenes an Official Community Plan.
Whenever a change in land use is contemplated, a rezoning is required if the proposed use is not permitted under the existing zoning. A rezoning implies a change in the Zoning Bylaw that would enable the change in land use to occur.
Temporary Industrial and Commercial Use Permits
Temporary Commercial or Industrial Use Permits can authorize a particular use to occur, temporarily, in a zone where it is not usually permitted. The permit is issued for a specified period of time and establishes the conditions under which the temporary use may be carried on.
Soil Deposit and Removal Permits
A permit is required to deposit or remove soil within the SLRD, where the deposit or removal involves 10 cubic metres or more of soil. For additional Permit Exemptions, see the SLRD Soil Deposit and Removal Bylaw No. 1423-2015.
All new and existing, unfenced private swimming pools in the SLRD must be enclosed by a fence or barrier. A building permit is required for construction of a new pool fence.