The new Building Permit Guide provides you with information and resources required to apply for a Building Permit. If you have any further questions about your project, prior to submitting your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Municipal Hall to speak with a Development Services’ Clerk.
You are required to pay a $75, non-refundable, Building Permit Application Processing Fee when you submit your application. Your Building Permit Fee is calculated based on the Building Permit Fees and Additional Charges section outlined in the Building Bylaw.
The Province of British Columbia defines Development Cost Charges as follows: Land development often leads to an increase in the demand for sewer, water, drainage, parks and roads. Development cost charges (DCC's) are monies that the District collects from land developers to offset that portion of the costs related to the increased demand on services and infrastructure that are created as a direct result of new development. Land developers pay DCCs instead of the existing taxpayers who are not creating additional demands on infrastructure. DCCs are applied as one-time charges against residential, commercial, industrial and institutional developments. They are collected from land developers at the time of subdivision approval or at the time of issuing a Building Permit. DCCs may apply to your project and are subject to change. Please refer to the Development Cost Charges Bylaw for current rates. If you have any questions about these charges and whether they apply to your project, please contact the Development Services Department.
You pay for the balance or your Building Permit when you collect it from Municipal Hall. Building Permit fees are paid in cash, cheque, debit or money order payable to the Regional District of Squamish. We do not accept credit card payment.
Sheds that are a maximum of 10 m2 (107 ft2) do not require a Building Permit. Minimum setbacks to property lines still apply and will depend on property zoning. Sheds larger than 10 m2 (107 ft2) require a permit.
If the deck structure is 2 ft or greater in height, setbacks must be met and a Building Permit is required for ALL decks. If you are unsure about a specific project, please contact our office.
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To book a building inspection call 604.815.6872 or email email@example.com with your Building Permit number, the type of inspection required, and your preferred inspection date. The District of Squamish requires 24 hours notice to book inspections. Inspections are held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1:00-5:00 p.m., and Friday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
For the complete list of required building inspections, please refer to the Master Building Inspection List.
An application shall be cancelled and the Building Permit Application Fee forfeited if the Building Permit has not been issued and the permit fee paid within 60 calendar days of the date of written notification to the Owner that the permit is ready to be issued. Furthermore, a Building Permit will expire and the rights of the Owner (under the permit) will terminate if:
IMPORTANT: When an application is cancelled, the plans and related documents submitted with the application may be destroyed.
You are required to have services (water, sanitary, and storm) connected to your property line prior to the issuance of your Building Permit. To confirm existing services, contact the Development Services Department at 604.815.5012, or visit Municipal Hall.
Once your Building Permit application is submitted, if your lot is not pre-serviced appropriately, you will be required to pay a fee to initiate the installation of service connections to your property line. If existing services are insufficient for the proposed construction, District Staff will determine any additional upgrades and costs prior to the commencement of work. Single Unit Dwelling water upgrades are determined by assessing the fixture count and projected water use. More complex building projects vary in upgrade requirements.
Please reference the Guide for more information on servicing.
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