All land within Kamloops boundaries is assigned a zone which specifies how a property may be developed and used. The City's Zoning Bylaw regulates the location and use of buildings, the use of lands, the height of structures, areas for open spaces, size of properties, lot coverage, principal and accessory building areas and heights, and location of development on individual lots. Therefore, when building on your property, you must take all applicable zoning regulations into consideration.
After a lengthy review and update process, Zoning Bylaw No. 55 was adopted by City Council on November 2, 2021. Zoning Bylaw No. 55 replaces Zoning Bylaw No. 5-1-2001.
The zoning bylaw regulates the use of land within city limits. The updated bylaw aims to be more clear, user-friendly, and business-friendly than the existing bylaw; to implement policies of KAMPLAN—the City's Official Community Plan—and other guiding documents; and to implement best practices in the areas of planning, sustainability, and accessibility.
Visit the Zoning Bylaw Review and Update page on the Let's Talk Kamloops community engagement website for background and a project summary.
Explore the CityMap App to determine the current zoning for any property in Kamloops. Note: The Zoning layer is not shown by default and must be toggled on to be seen. To do this select the Layers icon , expand the Planning and Development group, and toggle on the Zoning layer. Additional detailed information on properties can be found on the Property Information Portal.