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