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Dock and Buoy Regulations
|Lakes Zoning Bylaw No. 900 updated August 17, 2012|
On August 16, 2012, the CSRD adopted Lakes Zoning Bylaw No. 900 for the following lakes:
|White Lake & Little White Lake|
|Maps and Zoning Regulations updated August 17, 2012|
To understand your zone:
1. Click on one of the Overview maps and zoom in to find your property or area of interest.
2. Note the zone in front of it (e.g. FR1, FM1, etc.), close the map, then click on that zone below.
3. Refer to the INTRO and Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information.
|MAPS SCHEDULE B|
|Overview 1||Entire Bylaw Coverage Area Map with House Numbers (zoom in for detail)|
|Overview 2||Entire Bylaw Coverage Area Map with Legal Descriptions (zoom in for detail)|
|ZONES SCHEDULE A |
|DOC||Entire Bylaw Text |
|INTRO||Title, Definitions, Administration, General Regulations, Extent of Zones, etc.|
|FC1||Foreshore Commercial 1|
|FC2||Foreshore Commercial 2|
|FC3||Foreshore Commercial 3|
|FC4||Foreshore Commercial 4|
|FM1||Foreshore Multi-Family 1|
|FM2||Foreshore Multi-Family 2|
|FM3||Foreshore Multi-Family 3|
|FG1||Foreshore General 1|
|FG2||Foreshore General 2|
|FR1||Foreshore Residential 1|
|FR2||Foreshore Residential 2 |
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do these regulations affect what I had in the water before the bylaw was adopted?
A: Local government zoning bylaws are not retroactive. If what you placed in the water complied with the regulations of the day, then your structures are legal under local regulations. If you have existing legal structures in the water, you will not be forced to remove or replace them as a result of the Lakes Zoning Bylaw being introduced.
However, please note that the CSRD is one of a number of agencies with jurisdiction over the foreshore and water. The Province of BC’s Private Moorage Guidelines apply in all areas, whether they are zoned by the CSRD or not. Federal regulations also apply (DFO and Transport Canada).
Lakes Zoning Bylaw No. 900 applies to any new (i.e. first time or replacement) docks and private mooring buoys. Broadly speaking, these regulations are meant to bring order to the continuing number of docks and buoys being placed on our lakes.
Q: What about docks that need to be larger than the 24 m2 (258.33 ft2) maximum allowed in Lakes Zoning Bylaw No. 900 because of water fluctuation?
A: The size of the dock may be varied through the development permit to allow for larger structures. Development permits for docks & buoys are currently in force on the North Shuswap and will come into force in the South Shuswap and Rural Sicamous (including Mara Lake & Anstey Arm) with the adoption of Official Community Plans for those areas. Where we do not have development permits, applicants can apply for a development variance permit to vary the size.
Docks and Private Mooring Buoys Information Brochure
INTEGRATED LAND MANAGEMENT BUREAU (ILMB)
Private Moorage Provincial Guidelines
Shoreline Care 81KB
A property owner's guide to conserving fish habitat in B.C. from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
The Living by Water Project: www.livingbywater.ca
Provides tips and best practices for those living on the waterfront.
BC Lake Stewardship Society: www.bclss.org
An Owner's Guide to Private Buoys 2.7MB
Transport Canada's private buoy regulations.