A Certificate of Compliance verifies whether or not the information on the Real Property Report complies with the setback requirements of the MD’s Land Use Bylaw. he MD does not require people to obtain a Certificate of Compliance letter, but will provide the service at the request of an applicant.

Below are some common questions and answers related to the Certificate of Compliance and Real Property Report request processes, and links to related documents.

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Common Questions about Compliance Certificates

Why do I need a Certificate of Compliance letter?
Certificate of Compliance letters are being requested when land is sold. Standard real estate purchase contracts often require the vendor to guarantee that the buildings on the property meet the Land Use Bylaw regulations and do not encroach onto easements, utility right-of-ways or onto other properties. Certificate of Compliance letters may also be requested by other agencies for the same reason.