Dampproofing inspections update: As of December 1, 2021, all dampproofing inspections are to be scheduled in association with the building permit rather than the drainage permit. If booking online, please login to the building permit account associated with the subject property in order to schedule the dampproofing inspection. If sending in an email request, please reference the building permit number.
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists are now required to provide their Permit to Practice Number on all sealed drawings and documents. Further information can be found on the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) website.
Digital Document Submissions: In response to COVID-19, our Permits & Inspections Office is operating remotely. We have transitioned to accepting only digital applications and documents, and all fees can be paid online. Access to our portal for document submissions.
New Low Carbon Energy System requirements for reporting GHG emissions and modeling gas heating equipment are effective February 27, 2023. For details visit: BC-Energy-Step-Code
Types of Permits
Everything you need to know to apply for your single family building permit including checklists, a step by step guide and link to the Document Upload Centre.
The Certified Professional (CP) Program is an alternative building permit process in which a Certified Professional who is recognized as a CP by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and Engineers and Geoscientists BC performs the full building review and inspection role on behalf of the District.
All electrical permits must be taken out on your behalf by a provincially-qualified contractor, unless you can demonstrate to the electrical inspector that you have the knowledge and skills to do the work.
Having a suite in your home can provide many benefits. Multi-generational families can enjoy close proximity and maintain privacy, or you may want to rent it out, providing more housing options within our community and generating income for you.