Building Permits

A Building Permit issued by the District may be required prior to construction of new buildings, additions and renovations. In order to determine if your project requires a building permit, please review the Building Bylaw or contact the Planning Department at planning@lantzville.ca or 250.933.8093.

Building Permit application checklists are provided by District staff upon request and are customized to each project. Please contact the planning department at planning@lantzville.ca or 250.933.8093 with the property address, a description of the proposed project and the estimated value of construction.


Building Permit Application Process

Beginning on January 2, 2024, the District of Lantzville is launching a cloud-based permitting software called Cloudpermit. The software digitalizes the building process from the application stage to final approval. Through Cloudpermit, applicants can:

  • Apply for a building permit
  • Check the status of a building permit application
  • Schedule or cancel inspections
  • Review inspection results
  • Submit and request changes to an existing building permit
  • Communicate with District staff about an application

How to Register for a Cloudpermit Account

To create a building permit application, you will need to register for a Cloudpermit account. Cloudpermit currently supports Firefox, Google and Safari browsers.

To register for Cloudpermit and apply for a building permit online CLICK HERE


How to submit a Building Permit Application on Cloudpermit Video CLICK HERE


Inspections

Inspection 1 (Excavation): After building forms are placed and BEFORE concrete is poured. Please ensure that all field reviews from registered professionals (e.g. structural & geotechnical) are provided to the District prior to the inspection.

Inspection 2 (Framing): Framing, sheathing, fire stopping (including drywall in fire separations), bracing, chimney and ductwork, rough wiring, rough plumbing, rough heating, gas venting, exterior doors and windows, but PRIOR to the installation of insulation, interior finishes, sheathing paper or exterior finishes which would conceal such work. Please ensure that all field reviews from registered professionals (e.g. structural & geotechnical) are provided to the District prior to the inspection.

Inspection 3 (Health & Safety): The health, safety and accessibility aspects of the work when the building or structure is complete. This is the final inspection, after which a Final Inspection Notice will be issued. Examples of documents that are required to be submitted PRIOR to the final inspection include Schedule C-A and Schedule C-B from registered professionals, final surveys, ventilations checklists, Technical Safety BC Permit Status Notifications for electrical and if needed, gas.


A building permit is not required....
for a single storey standard building up to 100 square metres in gross floor area that does not contain sleeping units or dwelling units and will not be used or occupied by members of the broader public, subject to the provision of a Schedule 3 declaration signed by the owner. If your property is located in a development permit area, a Development Permit application will still be required. Please reach out to the Planning Department at planning@lantzville.ca or 250.933.8093 if you have any questions or to confirm whether your property is located in a development permit area.

  • Schedule 3 - Owner's Acknowledgement
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