Important!

  • Your project could require additional planning approvals such as a development permit, variance, etc, which could affect the timing of your project. Check with the Planning & Development staff prior to your building permit application.
  • ALL supporting documents are required at time of application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • A separate application is required for each structure.

CVRD Building Permit Application

 

Items Required at Time of Building Permit Application

 

New Dwelling
Construction Plans 1 set of drawings (sealed by P.Eng if applicable), including truss layout c/w concentrated loads (must be to scale with floor plan, elevations, foundation, roof details)
Proposed Site Plan prepared by a BC Land Surveyor, or as per sample attached if BCLS plan waived by CVRD
Title Search (dated within 30 days of application, including copies of registered covenants, easements and rights of way) (title search can be obtained by CVRD for a fee of $20.00; covenants, easements and rights of way at cost plus $5 each)
Sewerage Filing or registered practitioner’s (ROWP) report, as applicable. (Note that the CVRD does not receive copies of these documents from Island Health)
BC Housing New Home Registration form or Owner-Builder Authorization form
BC Building Code Letters of Assurance complete with proof of liability insurance from Professional Engineer
Highways Access Approval in name of current owner for all commercial/industrial and all properties accessing a numbered highway

 indicates required  indicates may be required - check with building official

Moved on Dwelling
Construction Plans 1 set of drawings (sealed by P.Eng if applicable), including truss layout c/w concentrated loads (must be to scale with floor plan, elevations, foundation, roof details)
Proposed Site Plan prepared by a BC Land Surveyor, or as per sample attached if BCLS plan waived by CVRD
Title Search (dated within 30 days of application, including copies of registered covenants, easements and rights of way) (title search can be obtained by CVRD for a fee of $20.00; covenants, easements and rights of way at cost plus $5 each)
Sewerage Filing or registered practitioner’s (ROWP) report, as applicable. (Note that the CVRD does not receive copies of these documents from Island Health)
BC Housing New Home Registration form or Owner-Builder Authorization form
BC Building Code Letters of Assurance complete with proof of liability insurance from Professional Engineer
Assurance of Structural Compliance for Moved or Relocated Buildings completed by Professional Engineer
Highways Access Approval in name of current owner for all commercial/industrial and all properties accessing a numbered highway
Hazardous Materials Declaration Required for any addition, alteration or demolition of structures
 indicates required  indicates may be required - check with building official
Manufactured Dwelling
Construction Plans 1 set of drawings (sealed by P.Eng if applicable), including truss layout c/w concentrated loads (must be to scale with floor plan, elevations, foundation, roof details)
Proposed Site Plan prepared by a BC Land Surveyor, or as per sample attached if BCLS plan waived by CVRD
Title Search (dated within 30 days of application, including copies of registered covenants, easements and rights of way) (title search can be obtained by CVRD for a fee of $20.00; covenants, easements and rights of way at cost plus $5 each)
Sewerage Filing or registered practitioner’s (ROWP) report, as applicable. (Note that the CVRD does not receive copies of these documents from Island Health)
BC Building Code Letters of Assurance complete with proof of liability insurance from Professional Engineer
Assurance of Structural Compliance for Moved or Relocated Buildings completed by Professional Engineer
CSA Certification Number / Manufacturer’s Specification Sheet
Highways Access Approval in name of current owner for all commercial/industrial and all properties accessing a numbered highway
Hazardous Materials Declaration Required for any addition, alteration or demolition of structures
 indicates required  indicates may be required - check with building official
Dwelling Addition/Alteration with increase to size of living space or number of bedrooms
Construction Plans 1 set of drawings (sealed by P.Eng if applicable), including truss layout c/w concentrated loads (must be to scale with floor plan, elevations, foundation, roof details)
Proposed Site Plan prepared by a BC Land Surveyor, or as per sample attached if BCLS plan waived by CVRD
Title Search (dated within 30 days of application, including copies of registered covenants, easements and rights of way) (title search can be obtained by CVRD for a fee of $20.00; covenants, easements and rights of way at cost plus $5 each)
Sewerage Filing or registered practitioner’s (ROWP) report, as applicable. (Note that the CVRD does not receive copies of these documents from Island Health)
BC Housing New Home Registration form or Owner-Builder Authorization form
BC Building Code Letters of Assurance complete with proof of liability insurance from Professional Engineer
Highways Access Approval in name of current owner for all commercial/industrial and all properties accessing a numbered highway
Hazardous Materials Declaration Required for any addition, alteration or demolition of structures
 indicates required  indicates may be required - check with building official
Dwelling Alterations withn NO change to size of living space or number of bedrooms
Construction Plans 1 set of drawings (sealed by P.Eng if applicable), including truss layout c/w concentrated loads (must be to scale with floor plan, elevations, foundation, roof details)
Proposed Site Plan prepared by a BC Land Surveyor, or as per sample attached if BCLS plan waived by CVRD
Title Search (dated within 30 days of application, including copies of registered covenants, easements and rights of way) (title search can be obtained by CVRD for a fee of $20.00; covenants, easements and rights of way at cost plus $5 each)
BC Housing New Home Registration form or Owner-Builder Authorization form
BC Building Code Letters of Assurance complete with proof of liability insurance from Professional Engineer
Highways Access Approval in name of current owner for all commercial/industrial and all properties accessing a numbered highway
Hazardous Materials Declaration Required for any addition, alteration or demolition of structures
 indicates required  indicates may be required - check with building official
Accessory Structure with plumbing
Construction Plans 1 set of drawings (sealed by P.Eng if applicable), including truss layout c/w concentrated loads (must be to scale with floor plan, elevations, foundation, roof details)
Proposed Site Plan prepared by a BC Land Surveyor, or as per sample attached if BCLS plan waived by CVRD
Title Search (dated within 30 days of application, including copies of registered covenants, easements and rights of way) (title search can be obtained by CVRD for a fee of $20.00; covenants, easements and rights of way at cost plus $5 each)
Sewerage Filing or registered practitioner’s (ROWP) report, as applicable. (Note that the CVRD does not receive copies of these documents from Island Health)
BC Building Code Letters of Assurance complete with proof of liability insurance from Professional Engineer
Assurance of Structural Compliance for Moved or Relocated Buildings completed by Professional Engineer
Highways Access Approval in name of current owner for all commercial/industrial and all properties accessing a numbered highway
Hazardous Materials Declaration Required for any addition, alteration or demolition of structures
 indicates required  indicates may be required - check with building official
Accessory Structure with NO plumbing
Construction Plans 1 set of drawings (sealed by P.Eng if applicable), including truss layout c/w concentrated loads (must be to scale with floor plan, elevations, foundation, roof details)
Proposed Site Plan prepared by a BC Land Surveyor, or as per sample attached if BCLS plan waived by CVRD
Title Search (dated within 30 days of application, including copies of registered covenants, easements and rights of way) (title search can be obtained by CVRD for a fee of $20.00; covenants, easements and rights of way at cost plus $5 each)
BC Building Code Letters of Assurance complete with proof of liability insurance from Professional Engineer
Assurance of Structural Compliance for Moved or Relocated Buildings completed by Professional Engineer
Highways Access Approval in name of current owner for all commercial/industrial and all properties accessing a numbered highway
Hazardous Materials Declaration Required for any addition, alteration or demolition of structures
 indicates required  indicates may be required - check with building official
Demolition/Moved-off Structure
Proposed Site Plan prepared by a BC Land Surveyor, or as per sample attached if BCLS plan waived by CVRD
Title Search (dated within 30 days of application, including copies of registered covenants, easements and rights of way) (title search can be obtained by CVRD for a fee of $20.00; covenants, easements and rights of way at cost plus $5 each)
Site Declaration Form
Highways Access Approval in name of current owner for all commercial/industrial and all properties accessing a numbered highway
Hazardous Materials Declaration Required for any addition, alteration or demolition of structures
 indicates required  indicates may be required - check with building official
Commercial Building
Construction Plans 1 set of drawings (sealed by P.Eng if applicable), including truss layout c/w concentrated loads (must be to scale with floor plan, elevations, foundation, roof details)
Proposed Site Plan prepared by a BC Land Surveyor, or as per sample attached if BCLS plan waived by CVRD
Title Search (dated within 30 days of application, including copies of registered covenants, easements and rights of way) (title search can be obtained by CVRD for a fee of $20.00; covenants, easements and rights of way at cost plus $5 each)
Sewerage Filing or registered practitioner’s (ROWP) report, as applicable. (Note that the CVRD does not receive copies of these documents from Island Health)
BC Building Code Letters of Assurance complete with proof of liability insurance from Professional Engineer
Site Declaration Form
Highways Access Approval in name of current owner for all commercial/industrial and all properties accessing a numbered highway
Hazardous Materials Declaration Required for any addition, alteration or demolition of structures
 indicates required  indicates may be required - check with building official

Information provided on the permit application form is for convenience only, refer to CVRD Building Permit Bylaw No. 142.