City zoning bylaws and the process to make changes to them are extremely complicated.
Summer is approaching and many will use the good weather to fulfill one of their new year’s resolutions, which is to redo the backyard deck. However, homeowners need to understand that prior to making any changes, they need to be aware of the local zoning bylaws.
City zoning bylaws and the process to make changes to them are extremely complicated. As such, when anyone is looking to make changes to their existing home, whether it is a proposed addition or change to the current use, most professionals will advise you to stay within the guidelines of the existing zoning bylaw to avoid having to request any approval from the city to your proposed change. This can even apply to something as simple as changing the deck in your backyard.
Source: Mark Weisleder
May 28, 2010
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