Building Inspection Services

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Building Inspection & Permitting ensures the health, safety and protection of persons and property by confirming that buildings and their systems conform to relevant bylaws, the BC Building Code and other applicable standards.

Building Permits

A Building Permit is required when you:

  • construct a new building;
  • add to an existing building.
  • change the occupancy of an existing building (for example, from office to retail);
  • make interior renovations that may impact the direction of travel to an exit;
  • repair a building envelope;
  • demolish or move a building;
  • enclose your carport or change your garage to living space;
  • add or relocate plumbing, fire alarm or fire sprinklers;
  • pave a parking area where a storm drainage system is required;
  • finish an existing basement;
  • locate or add to a mobile home; and
  • locate a temporary building.

Please note that a detached accessory building less than 10 square metres (107 square feet) in area that is built on a property with a single family dwelling is exempt from requiring a Building Permit, but must still meet zoning requirements found within the “Accessory Structures – Structures and Uses” section of the Town’s Zoning Bylaw [PDF – 1.2 MB]

Property Information

If you are looking for relevant records of your property for example house plans, surveys, or permit history etc. Or you may be interested in purchasing a property and need some information you can request make the request by filling out and submitting the Property Information Request [PDF – 66 KB]

Gas & Electrical Inspection Services

The BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization that is authorized to administer the provincial Safety Standards Act which regulates various safety-related equipment and systems, including those for electrical and gas.

For electrical and gas permits and inspections, please contact the BC Safety Authority at 250-952-4444 or visit their website.

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