What is Zoning?

The City of Pitt Meadows has been granted power by the Province to regulate the use of land through the use of a Zoning Bylaw. The Council can establish regulations that specify the manner in which land and buildings can be used.   

The City of Pitt Meadows is a zoned community which restricts certain land use to clearly defined areas of the community.  Zoning is a way of regulating the use of land in terms of permitted uses, densities (a function of the size of that use), siting of buildings and building form. 

Each property in Pitt Meadows has been assigned a specific zone which is described in the Zoning Bylaw No. 2505. 

What is Rezoning?

Rezoning means to change the land use on a specific property or amend the text in the zoning bylaw.  Rezoning is used when a property owner wants to use his/her property for a use or density other than that which is permitted under the current land use designation.  Land uses can only be changed by an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw, and rezoning can only be made to a use that is consistent with the Official Community Plan.   

It is essential that the City of Pitt Meadows thoroughly reviews the request for rezoning to confirm that the request for change is suitable for the community as a whole.  

The review process will:

  • review the impacts of the change on the overall community
  • endeavor to ensure that the change will be a positive contribution to the community and will meet the community's standards for development
  • provide the community with the opportunity to express any views with respect to the proposed change

Learn more about Rezoning or download our information sheet for additional tips to the rezoning process.

Zoning Map

The City of Pitt Meadows understands that at times, residents and business owners may need additional property and zoning information.  Please note that the “Schedule A” - Zoning Map referenced in Zoning Bylaw No. 2505, is a large document and is not included in the bylaw attachment.  To retrieve zoning and other property information, please visit Meadows Mapview.   Meadows Mapview is the City’s interactive online mapping tool that gives our residents and business owners the capability to search our zoning maps, trail networks, parks, schools and explore Pitt Meadows as a whole through aerial photos and more.   

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