Please look over the Building Brochure [PDF - 2.2 MB] for list of requirements when applying for a building permit.
A Building or Plumbing Permit is required when you wish to:
Permit processing and plan review turnaround times are dependent upon the workloads of staff. All attempts are made to ensure complete and accurate building permit applications are issued within 4 weeks of application. However, the construction industry is seasonal and you should expect longer wait times in the spring and early fall periods. Please plan ahead and call your local office for the processing times currently experienced by applicants.
Notice for Applicants: The RDCK cautions applicants that they should expect longer than normal permit processing and issuance timelines, due to current staffing shortages. There is a scarcity of experienced and qualified building officials across the province, and the RDCK is not immune to this. We are engaged in active recruitment of building officials and our current staff are doing their best to process and issue permits in a timely fashion. Thank you in advance for your patience during this time.
The Building Inspection Department provides a public service to builders and property owners. The building permit process requires new buildings to be reviewed to ensure compliance with the British Columbia Building Code (and the standards it references) and Regional District Bylaws.
The RDCK Building Bylaw regulates building construction and clarifies the responsibility of property owners and builders in the Central Kootenay. The British Columbia Building Code applies to the construction, addition, alteration and change of use of most buildings.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay has a staff of Building / Plumbing Officials who provide information to the public, review plans for potential deficiencies and provide inspections at specified intervals.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay provides inspection services in Electoral Areas A to K as well as in the municipalities of Kaslo, Nakusp, New Denver, Salmo, Silverton and Slocan. RDCK Building Officials are located in Nelson, Creston and Nakusp. For inspections in the municipalities of Castlegar, Creston or Nelson, please contact those municipalities specifically.
The content on this page was last updated May 8 2019 at 11:13 AM