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Please visit our 2018 Local General Elections section on this website for information, links, resources and more to help prepare you for the upcoming local government general elections, School District 72 Board elections, the Cortes Island Community Hall Service, and Cortes Island First Responder Service Referendums.


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The SRD Building Department

The Building Department of the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is responsible for regulating the construction, alteration, repair or demolition of buildings and structures within the region’s electoral areas. The information on this site is intended as a guide only and does not replace current bylaws and regulations.



Why do you need a permit? Find out about building requirements for new construction or alternations, demos and more. Access our building applications and bylaws here.

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Building Forms

Ready to start building? Access resources ranging from permits to checklists and reports that will help you get started with your project. Questions? Connect with our Building and Planning department.

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Building Inspections

Ensuring the safety and integrity of your buildings. Questions about Building Inspections? We answer them here. Learn more about the SRD's Building Inspection process.

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