Permit Application

Applications for building permits are available by clicking on the link :  RDCK Building Permit Application Form  or at any of the Building Offices, during scheduled hours

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.

January 2020


Attention to sustainability in planning and building your project will create a quality building with reduced long-term utility costs. Use these checklists to help plan, design and build with goals of sustainability and energy-efficiency. Visit the Regional Energy Efficiency program for more information at https://rdck.ca/EN/main/services/sustainability-environmental-initiatives/energy/regional-energy-efficiency-program.html

Residential Sustainability Checklist
Commercial Sustainability Checklist

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

 For current building permit fees refer to the schedule here:   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) for all new single family dwellings and substational renovations
  • Record of sewerage system (for the onsite sewage disposal system)
  • Ministry of Transportation access permit (required for access directly from numbered highways only)
  •  If construction is within a manufactured home park, a signed form: Manufactured Home Park Owner/Manager approval

Click on this link for a more detailed checklist: Permit Application Checklist 

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 April 14 2020 at 12:31 PM