Board of Variance

Board of Variance

Although most construction and renovations to buildings in Houston can be accomplished in compliance with the District's bylaws, from time to time unique property conditions might make this difficult. When that happens, the situation may be addressed by Houston's Board of Variance. In Houston, the Board of Variance consists of three members of the public selected in accordance with the Local Government Act.

BOV applications are made in two instances:

  • When a landowner believes that they will suffer hardship by complying with a zoning regulation
  • When a landowner would like to make a structural alteration or addition to a non-conforming building.
If this applies to your situation, complete and submit the Board of Variance Application Form.

Variances relating to building siting, height, zoning, and other land use issues may require a Development Variance Permit.

For additional information regarding the Board of Variance contact: District Staff at

Phone: 250-845-2238


Forms Guidelines and Applications

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