Zoning Bylaws

Zoning in CVRD

Each property in the CVRD is assigned a specific zone as described in one of the CVRD's nine Zoning Bylaws. Zoning is a way of regulating the use of land by categorizing properties for a specific range of permitted uses, densities, siting, and building form. The basis for zoning is the Official Community Plan (OCP), which provides objectives and policies for land use. Zoning is the main method of implementing the Regional District's land use policies that are stated in the OCP.

Zoning by Electoral Area

Please contact a CVRD Planner before making decisions based on these documents at 250.746.2620 or 800.665.3955.

Hardcopies of the following maps and associated bylaws are available for purchase from the CVRD main office. Consult the electoral area.
Area A - Mill Bay/Malahat and Area C - Cobble Hill (South Cowichan)
Mill Bay Village North | South
Cobble Hill Village
South Cowichan Rural
Area B - Shawnigan Lake
Index | North | South Central
Area D - Cowichan Bay (Marine/CEEMP Areas)

Bylaw Area D (1015)
Area D - Cowichan Bay (Uplands)
Area D (3705)
Area E - Cowichan Station / Sahtlam / Glenora
Index | East | West
Area F - Cowichan Lake South / Skutz Falls
Index | East  Central  West
Area G - Saltair / Gulf Islands
Area G
Area H - North Oyster / Diamond
Area H
Area I - Youbou / Meade Creek
Map 1 | Map 2