Building Services

City of Revelstoke Building Permits are granted in accordance with Local Bylaws and the British Columbia Building Code.Building Inspectors deal primarily with the regulation and inspection of new construction and renovations, alterations, additions and changes in occupancy of existing buildings. 

Looking for Insulation Values related to Revelstoke? Check out this guide for more information. 

If you need a specification from the BC Building Code it is available in searchable form online

Building Permit Process1

Permit Required

A building permit is required whenever you wish to:

Complete a previously unfinished area in an existing building Construct, cover, or enclose a porch or sun deck
Construct a new home Changing the use of a building
Construct, repair or alter any building or structure over 10 m2 Remove, relocate, alter, or construct interior walls (depending on scope of work)
Any alterations, repairs, additions or layout changes Construction, alteration, or installation of a fireplace, chimney or a solid fuel burning appliance
Locating, moving or demolition of any building or structure  

Permit Not Required

A building permit is not required for non-structural minor modifications such as:
Cupboards Landscaping or sidewalks
Painting Exterior finish repair or replacement, such as stucco or siding
Fences (see section 5.13 and 5.14 of the Zoning Bylaw for requirements and ABCLS Info) Roof repairs or re-roofing

Secondary Suite Information

Click Here for details on Code requirements for putting a Secondary Suite. 


If you are proposing to construct any of the activities mentioned fill out a Building Permit Application and submit it along with the required documents to the Development Services office on 216 Mackenzie Ave in Revelstoke or by email.
*Please note that all valuations must be calculated using the City of Revelstoke's Valuation Schedule

Please click HERE to view all of our application forms!

Additional Permits

Please note that additional permits may be required prior to the Building Permit process. The Official Community Plan designates the Development Permit Areas along with Heritage Conservation Areas within the City of Revelstoke where these additional permits may be required. If the structure proposed is non-conforming in accordance with the Zoning Bylaw, a Development Variance Application may be required. Please contact staff if you need assistance in determining development permit requirements.  

The City of Revelstoke does NOT issue the following permits:

Booking an Inspection (Process)

Inspections must be booked through the Development Services Department. Please provide your Building Permit Number and Civic Address at time of booking.

When booking an inspection, you will be given the option of a morning or afternoon time slot. If a specific time frame is required, please inform the clerk when you are booking so that the building inspector can try to arrange his / her day to accommodate your request. Please be aware that this might not be possible. 

If you are booking an Occupancy Inspection you will be required to pass all items on the Final Inspection Checklist.  If you are missing any documents such as Schedules, Final permits (Electrical, Plumbing, etc), Building Location Certificate, etc you will not be able to book in for an inspection until all requested items are submitted to the Development Services Department.

BC Safety Authority - It is the responsibility of the BC Safety Authority for Electrical Inspections. Please find the information below.