Permit Application

Click on the link for the RDCK Building Permit Application Form

Applications for building permits are available through the link above or at any of the Building Offices, during scheduled hours.

Construction shall not commence before a building permit has been issued and permit fees have been paid. To ensure expedient permit processing:

  • The application must be complete (including all accompanying documents)
  • The contact information must be correct
  • The owner and the appointed agent (if applicable) must sign the application.

Delays will occur when information or documentation is not provided or is not adequate. Owners assigning agents, including contractors, to act on their behalf shall use the Owner's Representative form below.

Click on the link for the Owner’s Representative Form.

A plan check deposit is required at time of application as per Section E of Schedule A to the Building Bylaw, the remainder of permit fee is payable at permit issuance.  The RDCK offices accept cheque, cash or debit card only.  Current building permit fees are as per the fee schedule below.

Click on the link for the Fee-Schedule.

The following, where applicable, are required to be submitted with your Building Permit Application: 

  • Detailed site plan to scale with property line lengths and setbacks form property lines clearly drawn
  • Two sets of detailed construction plans to scale; preferred scale ¼” = 1’-0”
  • Current property title search (within the last 30 days) complete with referenced covenants
  • BC Housing - Licensing & Consumer Services (previously known as the Homeowner Protection Office) – New Home Registration Form (licensed builder OR owner builder authorization)
  • Record of sewerage system (for the onsite sewage disposal system)
  • Ministry of Transportation access permit (required for access directly from numbered highways only)
  • Approval from Manufactured Home Park Owner/Manager (if construction is within a manufactured home park)

For detailed information on the above requirements please consult our Building Brochure.

Professional certification may be required for some aspects of buildings.  Please visit our Professional Certification page for more information on engineering requirements. 

The content on this page was last updated June 12 2018 at 11:37 AM