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Online Permit Application Submission Now Available
Permit applications can now be submitted online via the website portal. You can access the portal by clicking the buttons below. Please review the Permit Applications section below to obtain any documents required for your submission.
BC Energy Step Code
Click the button below to learn more about the May 1st, 2023, changes to the energy efficiency requirements of the BC Building Code.

Permit information

Building permits are issued for, but not limited to, construction projects that involve:

  • Erecting any new structure greater than 10 m2 or 107 ft2
  • Adding floor area and/or components to an existing structure
  • Finishing or altering the interior and/or exterior of a structure
  • Moving or demolishing a structure
  • Any installation, alteration, or repair of a plumbing or fire sprinkler system (Plumbing permit)
Prior to applying for a building permit, you must ensure that your project meets the proper Zoning requirements. For more information, please visit the Planning and Zoning webpage or contact the Planning department at .

 

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Who Can Obtain a Permit?

BC Energy Step Code

BC Energy Step Code – Important changes that will affect all permit
applications starting May 1st, 2023.
 
As part of the CleanBC Plan, the Province of BC now requires residential construction to be 20% more energy efficient than those built to the 2018 BC Building Code. This will apply to building permits applied for starting May 1, 2023.
Learn about what Part 9 Buildings Step 3 and Part 3 Buildings Step 2 mean for you by learning about the Steps, speaking to an Energy Advisor, and exploring the resources below.

Additional resources and links

Alternate Solutions

coming soon

Board of Variance Application and Submission Checklist

Building and Plumbing Bylaw No. 1160, 2008

Building Code Data Sheet

Building Permit Application Form

Building Permit Fee Calculator

Chimney, Fireplace or Woodstove Permit Declaration & Checklist

Climatic Data

Construction Safety Plan Guidelines

Construction Site Hours of Operation

Energy Efficiency Requirements

Fence Regulations, Zoning Bylaw No. 300, Section 3.21.03

Fixture Hydraulic Load Calculation for Water Service Pipe

Foundation Only Submission Checklist

Hazardous Materials Testing and Abatement Information Form

Occupant Load Application Form

Owner’s Authorization of Agent Form

Seismic Lateral Bracing

Swimming Pool – Bylaws, Regulations and Submission Checklist

Washoff Waters From Concrete Delivery Finishing

Zoning Bylaw No. 300

Alternate Solutions

coming soon

Board of Variance Application and Submission Checklist

Building and Plumbing Bylaw No. 1160, 2008

Building Code Data Sheet

Building Permit Application Form

Building Permit Fee Calculator

Chimney, Fireplace or Woodstove Permit Declaration & Checklist

Climatic Data“>

Climatic Data

Construction Safety Plan Guidelines

Construction Site Hours of Operation

Energy Efficiency Requirements

Fence Regulations, Zoning Bylaw No. 300, Section 3.21.03

Fixture Hydraulic Load Calculation for Water Service Pipe

Foundation Only Submission Checklist

Hazardous Materials Testing and Abatement Information Form

Occupant Load Application Form

Owner’s Authorization of Agent Form

Seismic Lateral Bracing

Swimming Pool – Bylaws, Regulations and Submission Checklist

Washoff Waters From Concrete Delivery Finishing

Zoning Bylaw No. 300

Building stats

Building stats are collected on a monthly basis and are used by various agencies to determine growth and infrastructure requirements. This information is not to be used for solicitation purposes.