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Building Inspection Frequently Asked Questions

General
When do I need a building permit to do work in the Regional District?
How do I obtain a building permit?
How much does a permit cost?
How can I pay for my building permit?
How long does it take to process a building permit?
Can I get the permit process started before I have a complete application?
How long is a building permit valid?
Inspections
How and when can I book building inspections?
What building inspections are required in the RDN?
What time will my inspector come to do the inspection?
BC Building Code
Where can I get a copy of the building code?
Decks and Small Accessory Buildings
Do I need a permit for a deck or garden shed?
Zoning Regulations
What Zone is my property in? And what are the zoning regulations?
I am working on a property with a watercourse. Are there any special requirements or regulations I need to follow?
Building Inspection Records
Do you release copies of building inspection records?
Where can I find information on my septic system / well?
Farm Buildings
Do I require a building permit for a farm building?
Board of Variance
How do I find information on the Board of Variance?
Contact Building Inspection
I have a general question, who should I talk to?
Demolishing or Removing Buildings and Manufactured Homes
Do I need a permit to remove or demolish a building or manufactured home?
What is required for a Demolition Permit?
Site Cut Lumber
Can I use lumber cut from timber on my property to construct my house or accessory building?
Energy Efficiency Requirements
What Climate Zone is my property in?
Rebates and Incentives
How do I find information on available building rebates and incentives?
Heat Pumps
Are heat pumps required to meet setbacks in the RDN?



General

Inspections

BC Building Code

Decks and Small Accessory Buildings

Zoning Regulations

Building Inspection Records

Farm Buildings

Board of Variance

Contact Building Inspection

Demolishing or Removing Buildings and Manufactured Homes

Site Cut Lumber

Energy Efficiency Requirements

Rebates and Incentives

Heat Pumps

Last Modified:  Feb 1, 2016
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