About Building Permits
Building permits are required for any new construction, alteration, addition or demolition of a structure in all SRD areas. Homeowners or builders should complete the appropriate permit application. Once a building permit application has been accepted, it goes through the stages of review before it is ready to be issued. The reviews typically include addressing, planning, zoning and building code compliance.
The building regulation area only includes Electoral Area D.
Electoral Areas A, B and C do not require building permits.
COVID-19 Building Services Update
The SRD proudly continues to provide services for residents, local builders and developers in light of COVID-19. To be compliant with COVID-19 directives, the SRD has adopted unique measures to enable community services staff to continue to provide services through a combination of work from home and electronic means.
With a few limitations, the SRD continues to provide, process or issue:
- Planning applications such as zoning or official community plan amendments, development permits, development variance permits – processed electronically
- New Building Permit Applications – received electronically and/or via SRD reception drop box (990 Cedar Street weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
- Building Inspections, where required public health directives can be met
- Engineering Applications such as water and sewer service requests
- BC One Calls continue as normal
The SRD has replaced in-person meetings with contact via telephone, email and electronic video conferencing. Cash transactions are not accepted at this time; however the SRD can receive cheques by mail and electronic payments through on-line banking.
For more information, or to ask development-related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-830-6718.
Building Permit Application
To obtain a Building Permit, all owners must complete the application process first. Please review the guide for more information before you fill out the online application.
If you are planning new construction or a renovation, whether a residence or an accessory building on your property, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure all planning and construction conforms to the SRD Bylaws and the province of British Columbia’s Building Code, 2012 edition.