Zoning bylaws divide the city into different types of land uses, such as residential, commercial and industrial. Victoria’s zoning bylaws regulate what uses are permitted, the type and size of buildings and structures that may be constructed, minimum lot sizes, landscaping requirements, off-street parking for motor vehicles and bicycles. The bylaws include regulations and maps that show what zone applies to each parcel of land.

The Zoning Regulation Bylaw has been in place since 1981 and applied to most properties within Victoria. The Downtown Core Area is regulated by the Zoning Bylaw 2018.



Zoning Regulation Bylaw





Zoning Bylaw 2018 (Downtown)

A map highlighting the area of Downtown Victoria regulated by the Zoning Bylaw 2018. This area is roughly from Humboldt Street to Caledonia Ave. and Quadra Street to Wharf Street.

You can find the zone of a property on VicMap. To view zoning information, click on a property or choose the ‘Planning and Development Theme’ option under the ‘Show Layers and Themes’ menu.

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