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City of North Vancouver Shed Regulations

City of North Vancouver Shed Regulations 

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

City of North Vancouver Shed Regulations

Sheds and Accessory Buildings 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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Saanich Shed Bylaws

Saanich Shed Bylaws:

DISCLAIMER: The Municipality of Sannich Shed Bylaws are provided as a courtesy only. Always consult the Municipality of Sannich Building Department prior to any construction.

Saanich Shed Bylaws

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.

Sheds less than 10 square metres (sqm) in area

Small sheds less than 10 sqm (108 square feet) must comply with the accessory building regulations Zoning Bylaw.

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B.C. woman fined for renting garden shed to homeless couple

Man, woman and pets living in tool shed in Kelowna, B.C. paid $200 a month

CBC News Posted: Dec 7, 2012 7:23 PM PT

A power cord that ran from the woman’s house in Kelowna, B.C., supplied electricity to the small metal building, for which she was charging rent of $200 per month.

It’s not clear how long the people and pets had been living in the shed. Bylaw officers warned the owner two weeks ago it was not suitable accommodation, but the advice was ignored, said city spokesman Stephen Fleming.

Fleming described the small building as “a standard type of metal garden shed that you’d get at your local hardware store. It certainly doesn’t look like a place for people to be living in.”

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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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North Vancouver Building Permit: Off-Grid home rejected by DNV Staffers

North Vancouver Building Permit Denied

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

North Vancouver Building Permit Denied.

NO. NOPE. AND NO WAY:  The answer hasn’t changed for a North Vancouver man who wants to have a building on a remote lot in the middle of the forest, despite a lengthy court fight.

Bill Guest has been fighting the District of North Vancouver for three years for the chance to have any kind of structure on his residential zoned lot in the Mount Seymour forest. But for almost as long, the municipality has told him no permanent structures are allowed.

This month, a judicial review backed up those earlier decisions, saying the district was within its rights to refuse permits because of fire concerns.

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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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