General Inquiries – Planning & Development Department
Director of Planning & Development Services: Arne Dohlen
Phone: 250-347-6455 ext. 204
The Planning and Development Services Department is responsible for building permits, building inspections, subdivision applications and more.
The Director of Planning and Development Services is responsible for:
- Issuing Building & Plumbing permits
- Issuing Demolition permits
- Carrying out building inspections
- Issuing Wood Burning Appliance permits and carrying out subsequent inspections
- Administering Development permits
- Reviewing Subdivision applications
- Administering Rezoning applications
- Administering the Columbarium
Building permits are required for the following: (this is not a complete list – please check with the Village Office):
- Dwelling units
- Temporary structures
- Manufactured home placements and additions
- Wood burning appliances and chimneys
- Moving a building or structure
- Demolition of a building or structure
- Accessory buildings (sheds)
- Structural changes
- Balcony (decks) construction and replacement
- Complex buildings (under Part 3 of BC Building Code)
- Retaining structures over 1.5 metres in height
What is the process involved in obtaining a building permit?
Download the Building Permit Application Package or pick one up from the Village Office. Complete the application and submit it with a detailed plan. Refer to the Building Permit Guide for detailed application requirements:
Commonly Asked Questions
What are the permit fees?
- Building permit fees are based on $75 + $7/1000 of the cost to construct or alter.
How long is my permit valid?
- Building permits are valid for two years. Reissued permits are valid for one additional year at a cost of $75 plus $7/1000 of work to be completed.
How many hours’ notice do I need to get an inspection done?
- It is best to give our office at least 48 hours’ notice.
Can I make my own drawings?
- Yes, provided they are drawn to scale and reflect all building code requirements.
Can I call the director for technical questions?
- Example: height of handrails, built-up beam specifications, etc.
When do I get a civic address?
- The office will provide you with the civic address, if it has been assigned. If not, it will be assigned at building permit approval.
Development Permits and Subdivision Applications
Contact the Director of Planning & Development Services for more information.