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North Vancouver Shed Regulations (District)

North Vancouver Shed Regulations:

DISCLAIMER: The District of North Vancouver Shed Regulations are provided as a courtesy only. Always consult the District of North Vancouver Building Department prior to any construction.

North Vancouver Shed Regulations

The regulations for placement and construction of sheds on one and two family dwelling lots can be found in Bylaw 3210 – Zoning Bylaw Part 3.

Please refer to the appropriate neighbourhood zone for specific regulations pertaining to ‘Other Accessory Buildings and Structures’.

Sheds are meant to be used as minor accessory structures for storing goods ancillary to the principal use of single or two family dwelling. Sheds are not permitted in a front yard in most zones and cannot be used for vehicle parking or a home occupation.

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Maximum Shed Size Without Permit

How to figure out the maximum shed size without a permit:

Most major Canadian Municipalities allow for a maximum shed size without a permit of  10 square metres or 107 square feet.

Sheds such as our 10 x 10 | 8 x 10 | 8 x 12 can typically be built in most Metro Vancouver Municipalities without a building permit.

If you want to build a shed larger than the maximum shed size allowed without a permit you will need to obtain a building permit from your local municipality.

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Court says no shed on North Vancouver residential lot.

Structure in breach of North Vancouver Shed Bylaws:

North Vancouver Shed Bylaws

Bill Guest was enjoying the serenity of his Mount Seymour property from the back deck of a shed he built there three years ago. A judge has ruled the structure is a safety hazard and must come down.
Photograph by: NEWS photo, Jane Seyd

A North Vancouver man who built a shed on a privately owned lot in the middle of the forest has been ordered by a B.C. Supreme Court justice to take it down.

Justice Gregory Fitch granted an injunction to the District of North Vancouver in December, saying Bill Guest’s 10-by-10-foot shed didn’t comply with local bylaws, which essentially banned any construction on the land.

But following the ruling, Guest said he’s not giving up. Instead, he’s working on a design for a larger home with a sprinkler system and is still hopeful the district will allow him to build it.

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