Permit Application

Click on the link for the RDCK Building Permit Application Form

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.

September 2018

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.

Residential Sustainability Checklist
Commercial Sustainability Checklist

Applications for building permits are available through the link at the top of the page 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 April 3 2019 at 12:15 PM