Building Permits

Due to COVID-19, please see the following

New Building Permit and Inspection Policy


Building permits are required for all new construction, temporary buildings and for alterations to existing construction.  Please review building requirements with Municipal staff before commencing a project. The cost of building permits depends on the nature and scope of the work being done.

Some examples of when a building permit is required:

  • Construction of a new building
  • Additions to existing buildings
  • Kitchen Renovation involving relocation of plumbing fixtures
  • Upgrading an existing building or changing its use
  • Creating new rooms or spaces within existing building
  • Finishing a basement, e.g. adding a Secondary Suite
  • Demolishing a building or part of a building
  • Building a deck or gazebo
  • Construction of a swimming pool
  • Adding an accessory building, equipment room, shed, or detached garage more then 10m2
  • Building a retaining wall over 1.2 meters in height requires a professional engineering design but no permit required. Design to be submitted to the Village Office.
  • Restoration, maintenance or repair of significant fire and life-safety components and systems of the building.

Note: Work that does not require a permit, must comply with Municipal Bylaws and the BC Building Code.