Building Permits & Inspections

The Town’s Building Officials are responsible for reviewing and approving plans for the issuance of Building, Demolition, 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 bylaws.


Process for Submitting Building Permit Applications

Town Building Officials are available to receive Building Permit applications at Town Hall by appointment or between the hours of 8:30 am – 10:00 am & 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Town Building Official will go through the application at the time of submission in order to ensure the application is complete.

Town Building Officials will only accept complete applications. 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.

If you are planning to build, renovate, or demolish a residence or commercial property, it is important that you understand the Building Permit application process before submitting your application. The reference guides below provide information and resources to help answer questions you may have about your project.

Please note that your project may be subject to other approval processes (eg. Development Permit, Servicing Agreement, etc.) and that additional requirements may be required to be submitted with building permit applications (eg. archaeological referrals, flood hazard report, etc.). If you have any questions about your project prior to submitting your application, please contact the Town Building Officials.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please contact the Development Services Department by:

Phone:  250-656-1725

Town staff are committed to ensuring that the permitting process is streamlined and timely.