Building Services


Permit Processing Time

As of Nov 15, 2022, the current permit processing times are as follows:


Permit Type Minimum Processing Time
Single Family Dwellings + Complex Buildings 7 Weeks Minimum
Occupancy Requests 4-6 Weeks Minimum 
Minor Permits 

(Pools, Decks, Renovations, Blasting, Retaining Walls)

3 Weeks Minimum
Site Alteration Permits 2 Weeks Minimum

Reminder: Application and permit review begins when a Complete application has been submitted. Submit early to avoid delays.

Building Permit Information

Applications are accepted online through CloudPermit. Please see the procedures below to ensure you submit a complete application.

Please read this Bulletin for the new protocols on booking inspections while the Village is without a full-time Building Inspector. 

Viewing building files
Building files may be viewed at the Village office with written permission of the property owner. Please return the completed form by email to to request access to a file. 

When a permit is required
Planning to construct, alter, renovate, demolish, relocate, or change the occupancy of any building or structure, including a pool, deck, or retaining wall? You will need a building permit. Please see the FAQ section for additional details.

For blasting see Blasting Permits. 

If you want to do work to your lot before construction, please apply for a Site Alteration Permit. Applications can be submitted via Cloudpermit by selecting Site Alteration. For development permits please visit the Development Services page.

Below are some relevant bylaws you may wish to consult before applying.

Building Bylaw
Building Bylaw No. 912, 2021 Consolidated

Amending Bylaws
Building Bylaw Amendment (Building Official Definition) Bylaw No. 916, 2021 

Building Related Bylaws
Flood Regulation Bylaw No. 716, 2012
Zoning Bylaw No. 832, 2018
Site Alteration Bylaw No. 822, 2017, Consolidated
Development Cost Charge Bylaw No. 723, 2013 Consolidated
Blasting Regulation Bylaw No. 714, 2012, Consolidated

Cloudpermit applications

Permits are now available online! The Village now accepts all permit applications through our online software Cloudpermit.

Here are some features of the new system:

  • Apply for and see the status of your permit application anywhere, at any time
  • You can start an application and finish it later
  • Receive email and text updates on the status of your permit application
  • A record of permit documents will be retained under your online profile for future reference
  • Request inspections online with inspection results sent straight to your email

How to apply for a permit

All permit types can be applied for online. If you are new to the system you will need to create an account. If you have used the system before you may log back in. Select the button below and proceed to registration/login.

Steps for submitting:
1. Once you login, select "Create New Application"
2. Name your project ie. 7400 Prospect Street
3. Find your address using the map, if you cannot find it by typing the address you can scroll through the map to locate it or enter it manually.
4. Select the Building Permit Icon, then select the type of permit you would like to create ie. Residential Building - New Single Family Dwelling
* Please note Excavation, Occupancy, Retaining Walls, Culverts and Woodstoves can be found under the Miscellaneous section - Site Alteration is under Site Alteration
5. Follow the steps to submitting the required documentation

If you are unable to click submit, you are likely missing documentation or your application has not been signed off. Please use the messaging function to contact our team and we will be able to look at your draft application.

Additional Forms

You may be required to upload some additional forms to your permit application. 
Below is a list of relevant PDF Forms required for most permit applications.

Plumber's Declaration - To be used only for issued Plumbing Permits where a declaration is permitted by the Village in Lieu of a plumbing inspection.
HVAC Installation Certification - to be submitted prior to Occupancy

For details on using Cloudpermit as an applicant or a building professional, please see Cloudpermit's guide to comprehensive support articles during the permit application process. You may also watch our Builder's Orientation Video which explains the full process. The video below is also a great tool for visual learners.

Permit Payment

Permit fees can be paid online through credit card using our Option Pay service. Please note processing fees may apply. Alternatively the Village accepts Debit, Cash or Cheque in office. Credit Card payments are not accepted in office. 

Still have questions?

Check out the FAQ section or contact or by telephone at 604-894-6135 extension 249.

If you cannot click submit application on the portal, use the message tool to send us a message so we can view your application in draft status. 

Department Contacts

Manager of Development Services
Scott McRae
604.894.6135 x 234
Email Scott

Building & Planning Clerk
Nikki Segovia
604.894.6135 x 249
Email Nikki