Important New Requirements

Starting May 1, 2023, the Province of BC requires all new residential construction to be 20% more energy efficient than those built to the 2018 BC Building Code. Learn more about the new BC Energy Step Code.

BC Energy Step Code Building Guide [PDF - 613 KB]

Building Permits

Building Permits ensure that all buildings comply with the safety, health, building and zoning requirements of the FVRD's Building Bylaw and the BC 2018 Building Code.

A Building Permit must be obtained before starting activities such as:

  • New Construction
  • Alterations
  • Reconstruction
  • Demolition
  • Removal, relocation or change of occupancy of any building or structure including excavation or other work related to construction
Before undertaking any work, please contact us. We will guide you through the permit process and advise which forms and inspections will be required.

Application Forms & Information

Ventilation Checklists

Helpful Information