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Many of the bylaws for the Village of Nakusp may be viewed by searching our document library. Please note that bylaws are subject to amendment and are provided online for information or research purposes only.

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the bylaws posted on this website, however these are not official versions of the Village of Nakusp bylaws and these documents are not admissible in a court of law. Official certified copies can be obtained from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Village of Nakusp.


  • Village of Nakusp
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • cao@nakusp.com
  • T 250.265.3689

If you do not find the bylaw you are looking for on our website, please contact the Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Nakusp.

Draft Zoning Bylaw

Draft Zoning Bylaw No. 729, 2023 Now Available

The Village began the process of the Zoning Bylaw rewrite in 2021 to help create a bylaw that is easier to read, consistent, and addresses the issues that have resulted in a significant number of zoning amendment applications.  Further, the bylaw was designed to help increase housing stock by allowing infill and promoting greater density.  Lastly, the bylaw has addressed the issue of Short-Term Rentals and has established regulations that strike a balance between housing affordability and ensuring existing housing stock is available for residents of the community.

Throughout this process, the Village has engaged with the public and responded to their questions and concerns.  The public’s comments and concerns were worked into the bylaw to ensure this bylaw works for the majority of residents in our community.  Public engagement/feedback opportunities included:

Public Consultation & Feedback Opportunities Dates
Public Engagement Session  Held during the last half of 2021
Virtual Public Webinar  Held on November 2, 2021
Survey issued  Last quarter of 2021, yielded 217 responses 
Preliminary Draft Bylaw present to Council August 2022
Revised draft Bylaw based on Council’s comments made public March 17, 2023
Zoning Bylaw Open House March 20, 2023
Nakusp Café (with Zoning Bylaw table) April 4, 2023
Written public comments received until  April 4, 2023

Significant revisions were made based on the feedback received from the public from mid-March to early April and the direction provided by Council at the April 24, Regular Meeting of Council (See Section J.4 of the meeting minutes) was worked into the bylaw.   

The Village of Nakusp is pleased to make public the Draft Village of Nakusp Zoning Bylaw, No. 729, 2023.  This bylaw will be presented to Council for consideration of first and second readings at the June 12, 2023, regular council meeting.  A public hearing will be held during the June 26th, 2023 regular council meeting. 

If anyone would like a printed copy of the draft bylaw, please visit the Village Office during regular business hours and a copy will be made available to you.    

Bylaw No. 720, 2023 Use of Public Property

Council for the Village of Nakusp adopted the Use of Public Property Bylaw on May 8, 2023.

What is the purpose of the Use of Public Property Bylaw?

The Use of Public Property Bylaw is helping to reduce red tape by allowing businesses in the C1 and LD1 Zones to place items on the sidewalk without an application or payment (see section 4 of the Bylaw). The bylaw also provides a fair approach while providing a guide for all users of public property when it comes to the application process, requirements needed, and operational season for Food Trucks, Food Carts, Farmers Markets, Not-for-Profits use of Park Land, and anyone looking to organize a parade or temporarily close a Village Street.

There are several different risks involved in the operation of a municipality that the administration team works at mitigating. One of those risks is citizens or organizations using public property. In the event of injury or damage to an individual or organization, the Village of Nakusp is liable, which includes the associated costs. The Use of Public Property Bylaw is a tool that helps transfer the risk back to the user so that in the event of an incident, the citizens of the Village of Nakusp are not on the hook for payment.

What does this mean to you?

All users of public property are required to carry a third-party liability insurance policy with a minimum of two (2) million dollars listing the Village of Nakusp as an additionally insured. Users of Public Property are required to adhere to the bylaw provisions. Below is a quick guide for some of the leading public property uses. The Bylaw is attached below and can be found in our bylaw directory.

Document Links:

Bylaw 720, 2023 – Use of Public Property.

U.P.P. – Food Carts

U.P.P. – Food Trucks

U.P.P. – Not-for-Profit Use of Park Area & Streets

U.P.P. – Sidewalks