For your safety and the safety of the community, certain kinds of construction and renovation projects require a permit. The main purpose of a building permit is to ensure that all buildings comply with health, safety and zoning requirements as established by the Province and the Municipality. You’ll need a building permit to carry out any of the following:
Building Permits are not required for:
Per the British Columbia Building Code, as of December 19, 2014, exterior renovations (siding, window/door replacements of same size) now require a permit.
Any additions or alterations to electrical and gas systems will require a permit from the BC Safety Authority. Check here to link to their website for more details.
Building Permit applications may be obtained at the District Office during regular office hours or by clicking the links below.
To help make sure that the application process goes smoothly, read the application form and guidelines carefully, and contact the Building Inspector if you have any questions.
The Building Inspector can help you navigate the application process and ensure that you’re aware of relevant restrictions, zoning matters, standards, and more.
The Building Inspector is available Monday through Friday each week from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm and can be contacted at 250-845-2238 or by email.
|Roof Width of less than 4.3m||Roof Width of 4.3m or greater|
|CB = 0.45||CB = 0.55|
|Ss = 3.4 kPa||Ss = 3.4 kPa|
|Sr = 0.2 kPa||Sr = 0.2 kPa|
|S = 1.73 KPa||S = 2.07 KPa|