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Building Permits

NEW - The District has adopted a Wildfire Hazard Development Permit Area. To determine whether this will impact your building permit application, visit

Now accepting electronic applications
In response to COVID-19, we are not accepting paper applications and paper documents at this time. We are still open for business and here to accept new applications and documents for existing applications electronically. 

Application Process

Applicants must submit all necessary documentation, similar to in-person permit application submissions; incomplete submissions will not be processed. All fees may be paid online.

All building permit applications, regardless of scope, must include the following items:

  • Completed Building Permit Application Form
  • Title Search (not more than 30 days old)
  • Registered Owner's Authorization Letter (if applicant other than registered owner)

Plans and documents must be in PDF format.

Submit your building permit applications, with all necessary documentation and drawings in PDF format to:

[email protected]

Application forms

Demolition Permit Application

Building Permit Application Form and Checklist for Single-family and Duplex Dwellings

Building Permit Application Form and Checklist for Commercial and Multi-family Dwellings


Application checklist for building permits

Permit Fees

Here is a breakdown of the fees for building permits:

Building Permit Fees

An additional resource for commercial and multi-family developments:

Development Cost Charges Calculations for Building Permit Issuance

Application Forms & Documents

Registered Owner's Authorization Form

Declaration of Insurance Coverage for Registered Professionals (DWV Schedule C)

Request to Cancel Permit Form

Building: Single Family

Single Family Dwelling and Duplex Permit Application and Checklist

Single Family and Duplex Zones: Summary of Zoning Regulations

Step Code / Passive House Checklist

Design Verification Report

House Performance Report (Pre-Construction)

House Performance Report (Mid-Construction)

House Performance Report (As-Built)

Building: Commercial & Multi-Family

Note: Please book an appointment for Commercial & Multi-family submissions with Misa Lee at 604-925-7226.

Commercial and Multi-Family Building Permit Application and Checklist

Commercial and Multi-Family Building Code and Zoning Summary Sheet

Commercial Tenant Improvement Building Code Summary Sheet

Fire Safety Plan Commercial and Multi-Family Projects

Development Cost Charges Form (New Buildings & Additions)

Owner's Acknowledgement for Part 3 Buildings

Energy Intensity Report BCBC Part 10 Verification

Design Verification Report BCBC Part 10 Verification

Design Intent Letter BCBC Part 10 Verification

Commercial Tenant Improvement Inspections

Commercial and Multi-Family Final Building Inspection Document Checklist

Note: Effective January 1, 2018 the Fire Department fees will be changing.

The cost per plan review is the greater of $150 or 0.075 per cent of work associated with the building permit.

The fee will be due and payable at the time of the building permit issuance.


Alternative Solutions

Alternative Solutions Information Bulletin

Alternative Solution Application Form

Alternative Solution Letter of Professional Certification of Compliance


Building Code

BC Building Code

BC Energy Step Code


Demolition & Excavation

Demolition Permit Application

Demolition Material Recycling and Disposal Report (Statutory Declaration)

Fire Safety Plan (Required for Demolition & Construction Sites)


Mechanical Ventilation

Mechanical Ventilation Checklist

Mechanical Ventilation Checklist (for Permits Applied for before January 1, 2015)


Insurance Declaration Form

Declaration of Insurance Coverage for Registered Professionals



Drainage Requirements


Stormwater Management Plan Submission

Stormwater Management Plan Submission Guidelines


Traffic Management Plan

Traffic Management Plan


Interface Fire Safety Guidelines

High-Risk Work During Extreme Fire Danger Ratings

Energy Step Code

The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial standard that aims to create healthier, more energy-efficient and comfortable new buildings. It does so by establishing measurable performance-based energy-­efficiency requirements for new construction.

Step Code


We are still open for business and here to accept new applications and documents for existing applications electronically. 

Permits & Inspections Department

Staff are here to assist you by phone, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


For general inquiries:

[email protected]

Staff Contacts

Schedule an Inspection


Revised or requested submissions for permits and applications that are currently in-progress or active are being accepted electronically only.

Email your submissions in PDF format to:

[email protected]

Please include the following with your submission:

  • permit number
  • address
  • name of the plan checker
  • scope of the revision/resubmission

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