Planning to build or renovate?

If you are planning on doing any construction or demolition work, you must understand and follow the process, procedures and requirements.  This will save you time and money.  You will also avoid receiving an Order to Comply due to any unauthorized work.

The Planning Department administers the District's Building and Zoning Bylaws as well as the Official Community Plan. The department also oversees the issuance of building permits for new construction, renovations, alterations, additions, and changes in occupancy of existing buildings. 

Tips for planning and renovating
  • Plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time
  • Contact the Planning Department to find out if your project complies with the Zoning Bylaw for your property
  • Make sure you hire a licensed contractor and always get three written estimates
  • You need a building permit for most construction projects
  • Most building permit requirements require design drawings, so you may need to hire a qualified designer or professional
  • Call before you dig!  Call BC OneCall at 1.800.474.6886

Take your first step in a big building renovation.

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