Contrary to what some may think, Salt Spring Island has a number of rules and regulations affecting the use of land and water.
Here is a list of some things that could apply. Some are general and applicable to all properties. Some will only affect specific properties and you might have to refer to maps to know for sure. Staff at the Islands Trust, Capital Regional District (CRD) and the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) can and should be consulted for up to date and additional information.
Islands Trust Islands Trust – Salt Spring Island
Official Community Plan (OCP) – check maps to see if property is in one or more Development Permit Areas (DPA) as well as other guidelines. Salt Spring Island OCP
Bylaw No. 355 – Salt Spring’s land use and zoning bylaw. Salt Spring Island Bylaw 355
MapIT – Islands Trust mapping tool. You can see property outlines, add satellite imagery, contours, Development Permit Areas and lots more. MapIT
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