Building Permits & Inspections
Effective immediately, complete Building Permit applications will only be accepted by a Town Building Official.
The Town’s Building Officials are responsible for reviewing and approving plans for the issuance of Building and Plumbing Permits. Once a permit is issued, staff will perform predetermined inspections as outlined in the Building Regulations Bylaw, to ensure compliance with the BC Building Code and with Sidney's Zoning Bylaw.
Building Officials work with the development community and the public to ensure code compliance for all development within the Town of Sidney. Building Officials also provide technical support to Planning staff and the Engineering Department.
Building Permit applications can be submitted at Town Hall during the hours listed below. A Town Building Official will go through the application at the time of submission in order to ensure the application is complete. An incomplete application will be returned to the applicant with a list of outstanding items. Once those items have been addressed, the complete application can be re-submitted.
Town Building Officials will be available to receive applications and answer queries by appointment or between the hours of:
8:30 am to 10:00 am
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Town staff are committed to ensuring that the permitting process is streamlined and timely.
- A Homeowner's Guide to Building Permits
- Guide to Building Permits for Multi-Family, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Construction
- Guide to Accessory Buildings
- Guide to Residential Deck Construction
- Guide to Fences
- Commonly Requested Fees
- Secondary Suite Information
- Residential Permit Application
- Multi-Family, Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Permit Application
- Plumbing Permit Application
- Building and Plumbing Permit Renewal Application
- Solid Fuel Appliance Application and Installers Declaration
- Owners Authorization Form
- Appointment of Agent
Property Information Requests
- Property Information Search Portal
- General Request for Property Information Form
- Building Plan Copying Request Form
- When is a Building Permit required?
- When is a Plumbing Permit required?
- What are the requirements for a secondary suite?