Building Permit & Inspection Services Fees

Below are the required fees for Building, Mechanical and Electrical Permits. Please review all sections in the Fees and Charges Bylaw for all applicable fees that may be required for your permit.  For further clarification please contact the Permits Department at 604-925-7040.

Building Permit Fees

The application fee for Building Permits is $130 or 50 per cent of the permit fee, and is not refundable.

Building Permit Fees based on the Construction Value

Construction Value (1)   Permit Fee  (2)(3)(4)(5)



$0.00 - $5,000.99   $130



$5,001.00 - $250,000.99   $130
plus $12.70 for each $1,000.00
or part thereof over $5,001.00



$250,001.00 - $500,000.99   $3,241.50
plus $12.00 for each $1,000.00
or part thereof over $250,001.00



$500,001.00 - $750,000.99   $6,241.50
plus $11.00 for each $1,000.00
or part thereof over $500,001.00



$750,001.00 and over   $8,991.50
plus $10.00 for each $1,000.00
or part thereof over $750,001.00



(1) Construction Value as defined in the Building Bylaw 4400, 2004.

(2) The Permit Fee, for repairs for water penetration damage to a multi-family residential building is reduced by 10%.

(3) The Permit Fee is reduced by 10% for Part 3 buildings to a maximum of $1000, if a Registered Professional certifies Building Code Compliance.

(4) The Permit Fee is reduced by 5% for other than Part 3 buildings to a maximum of $250, if a Registered Professional certifies Building Code Compliance.

(5) The Permit fee is doubled if the work is commenced prior to the issuance of the building permit.

Miscellaneous Fees
Description   Fee / Charge



Address Change request by the owner   $1,200 plus tax



Alternate Solution Review-first review   $500



Alternate Solution Review - subsequent revisions   $350



Building Plan Copy on CD/DVD
(for Single Family Dwelling or Duplex)
  $115 plus tax



Building Plan Copy on CD/DVD
(for Commercial, Institutional and Multifamily)
  $250 plus tax



Boulevard Design Plan Review
(where construction value is $500,000 or more)
  $200



Demolition of Accessory Building   $130



Demolition of Single Family or Duplex or other structures   $1,750



Digitally Scanning Permit Plans   $80



Grandfather In-law Suites (annual renewal)   $85



Occupant Load Confirmation   $200 plus tax



Optional Use of Credit Card as method of payment
fee (where a refundable deposit or portion to be paid via credit card)
  2.5% of the amount of deposit



Permit Extension – single family dwellings   25% of the permit fee for the 1st and 2nd extension, 50% of the permit fee for subsequent extensions, but in all cases not less than $500
Permit Extension – other than single family dwellings   25% of the permit fee, but not less than $500



Property and Building Record Search
(Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional)
  $500 plus tax



Property and Building Record Search
(Multifamily)
  $300 plus tax



Property and Building Record Search
(Single Family and Duplex)
  $200 plus tax



Re-Inspection Fee (1)   $130 plus tax



Plan Revisions (2)   $130



Site Survey Copy
(only to the registered owner of the property)
  $25 plus tax



Traffic Management Plan Review
(where construction value more than $500,000.00)
  $300



(1) Where more than one re-inspection is required due to non-compliance with this bylaw, the owner will pay a re-inspection charge, for each inspection after the first re-inspection, prior to any additional inspections being performed by the District. The first re-inspection is free, $130 for 2nd re-inspection, $260 for 3rd re-inspection, $520 for 4th re-inspection and any additional re-inspections.

(2) Before permit issuance: the first revision is free, $130 for 2nd revision, $260 for 3rd revision, $520 for 4th revision and any additional revisions. After permit issuance: $130/hour or part thereof.

Damage Deposit Charges
Description   Fee / Charge



For an additional or new building for multifamily, commercial, industrial, or institutional development   $5,000
or 0.75% of the construction value of the proposed work, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $20,000



All demolition permits   $25,000



For each new single family residential dwelling permit; For each new coach house/detached secondary suite dwelling permit; For additions, renovations, alterations in a single family dwelling; For renovations to existing commercial, industrial or institutional buildings (but not tenant improvements)   $2,500
or 0.75% of the construction value of the proposed work, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $20,000



For accessory buildings, sheds, carports, garages and similar minor permits with low potential for damage to District assets   $500
or 0.75% of the construction value of the proposed work, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $2,500.



For tenant improvements   $500
or 0.75% of the construction value of the proposed work, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $1,000.



 

Electrical Permit Fees

Electrical Permit Fees Based on the Value of the Electrical Works

Value of Works (1)   Fee / Charge (2)



$0.00 - $1000.99   $130



$1001.00 - $10,000.99  

$130

plus $7.30 for each $100 or part thereof over $1000




$10,001.00 - $50,000.99   $787
plus $3.25 for each $100 or part thereof over $10,000



$50,001.00 - $100,000.99   $2,087
plus $2.75 for each $100 or part thereof over $50,000



$100,001.00 - $250,000.99   $3,462
plus $2.10 for each $100 or part thereof over $100,000



$250,001.00 and over   $6,612
plus $1.60 for each $100 or part thereof over $250,000



(1) Value of Electrical Works shall be as follows:
          a) the value of Electrical Works shall be 4.0% of the “Building Construction Value”;
          b) low voltage Electrical Works for each intercom, or entertainment system shall be 0.50% of the “Building Construction Value”;
          c) low voltage Electrical Works for each Cable or Telephone, or Data, or, Vacuum, shall be 0.25% of the “Building Construction Value”;
          d) the electrical contractor may provide a Value of Electrical Works different than described in 1(a), (b) or (c), when the electrical contractor provides declaration or sworn statement notarized by a BC Notary.
(2) The Permit Fee is doubled if the work is commenced prior to the issuance of the electrical permit.

Miscellaneous Electrical Permit Fees

Description   Fee / Charge



Annual Operating Permits:
0-250kVA
  $250



Annual Operating Permits
over 250kVA
  $250
plus $0.85 per kVA of part thereof over 250kVA
to a maximum of $1600



Special Events Electrical Permit   $130



Multi-Day Special Events Electrical Permit   $375



Temporary Construction Service   $130



Re-Inspection Fee(1)   $130 plus tax



(1) Where more than one re-inspection due to non-compliance with this bylaw, the owner will pay a re-inspection charge, prior to any additional inspections being performed by the District. The first re-inspection is free, $130 for 2nd re-inspection, $260 for 3rd re-inspection, $520 for 4th re-inspection and any additional re-inspections.

Plumbing and Drainage Permit Fees

Plumbing Permit Fees

Description   Fee / Charge (3)



Minimum Plumbing Permit Fee
(0-4 plumbing fixtures) (1)
  $130



More than four (4) plumbing fixtures(1)   $130
plus $26.50 for each additional plumbing fixture



Re-Pipe Residential Building   $130
plus $26 per unit



Pool/Spa/Hot Tub (supply and drainage)   $130



Re-Inspection Fee (2)   $130 plus tax



(1) Fixture means a receptacle, appliance, apparatus or other device that discharges sewage or clear-water waste, and includes a floor drain.

(2) Where more than one re-inspection is required due to non-compliance with this bylaw, the owner will pay a re-inspection charge, (the first re-inspection is free, $130 for 2nd re-inspection, $260 for 3rd re-inspection, $520 for 4th re-inspection and any additional re-inspections) prior to any additional inspections being performed by the District.

(3) The Permit fee is doubled if the work is commenced prior to the issuance of the plumbinb/drainage/hot water/sprinkler permit.

Drainage Permit Fees

Description   Fee / Charge (2)



Drain Tile
(for Single Family Dwellings and Duplex)
  $130



Roof Drainage including Rain Water Leaders
(for Single Family Dwellings and Duplex)
  $80



Drain Tile
(for other than Single Family Dwellings and Duplex)
  $130
plus $26.50 for each 30 meter or portions thereof



Roof Drainage including rain water leaders
(for other than Single Family Dwellings and Duplex)
  $130
plus $26.50 for each rain water leader



Utility Services (Water, Sanitary, or Storm)
for each service
  $130 for first 30 meters
plus $26.50 for each additional 30 meters or part thereof



Re-Inspection Fee (1)   $130 plus tax



(1) Where more than one re-inspection is required due to non-compliance with this bylaw, the owner will pay a re-inspection charge, (the first re-inspection is free, $130 for 2nd re-inspection, $260 for 3rd re-inspection, $520 for 4th re-inspection and any additional re-inspections) prior to any additional inspections being performed in the District.

(2) The Permit fee is doubled if the work is commenced prior to the issuance of the plumbing/drainage/hot water/heating/sprinkler permit.

Hot Water Heating & Fires Sprinkler System Permit Fees
Description   Fee / Charge (2)



Residential or Commercial Hot Water Heating   $130
plus $3.20 for 1,000 BTU or part thereof of heating appliance input



Re-Inspection Fee (1)   $130 plus tax



(1) Where more than one re-inspection is required due to non-compliance with this bylaw, the owner will pay a re-inspection charge, (the first re-inspection is free, $130 for 2nd re-inspection, $260 for 3rd re-inspection, $520 for 4th re-inspection and any additional re-inspections) prior to any additional inspections being performed by the District.

(2) The Permit fee is doubled if the work is commenced prior to the issuance of the plumbing/drainage/hot water/heating/sprinkler permit.

Fire Sprinkler System Permit Fees

Description   Fee / Charge (2)



Fire sprinkler system   $130
plus $3.10 for sprinkler head



Standpipe system, fire hose connection, siamese connection, alarm valve, dry valve, flow switch   $26.50 each device



Re-Inspection Fee (1)   $130 plus tax



(1) Where more than one re-inspection is required due to non-compliance with this bylaw, the owner will pay a re-inspection charge, (the first re-inspection is free, $130 for 2nd re-inspection, $260 for 3rd re-inspection, $520 for 4th re-inspection and any additional re-inspections) prior to any additional inspections being performed by the District.

(2) The Permit fee is doubled if the work is commenced prior to the issuance of the plumbing/drainage/hot water/heating/sprinkler permit.

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