Why is the county’s compliance certificate so important?
As the development authority, the county can confirm on a compliance certificate whether or not the existing buildings and/or other improvements shown on the real property report meet the current setback requirements of the county’s Land Use Bylaw.

It is important to note that the compliance certificate only relates to the development existing on the date of the survey.

We would also remind you that a compliance certificate is not a substitute for legal advice. If there are any issues or questions regarding compliance, you should review these matters with a lawyer with relevant expertise.

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1. What is a real property report?
2. What is a compliance certificate?
3. Why is a compliance certificate required?
4. Is the county legally obliged to issue a compliance certificate?
5. Why is the county’s compliance certificate so important?
6. What does the county do to determine if the existing development complies with the Land Use Bylaw?
7. What happens if the development is not in compliance?
8. What action will the county take if there are encroachments onto adjoining county property?
9. Will the county accept a real property report or another survey document that is not current?
10. What is the cost for a compliance certificate from the county?
11. How long does it take to obtain a compliance certificate ?
12. Can you obtain a copy of an existing real property report from the county?