Zoning Variance Adjustment

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Posted by: from Markham
3/7/2020 at 6:39:08 PM

My house rear to the lot line is about 30'. Zoning setback is 23' min, so I can extend my house for another 7' without adjustment. However if I want to extend by 12 to 15' (5 to 8' on top of max), is this still considered as minor variance? How likely will this get approved?

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time3/9/2020 at 10:20:37 PM

That is the 6 million dollars question, it depends on your township rules, for example in Oakville it is considered a minor variance if it falls within the total sqft allowed on property, if the build is more than 75% of the total land its considered a major variance. You need to have town zoning council approval, now if your building extension is in the back yard and one story it is generally passed if you are trying to move closer to the street then you will probably won't be approved. Its worth the trip to the town and a 5 minute conversatio. Good luck

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