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District of Squamish Building Department Now Accepting Building Application Submissions in Person

Applications for building permits can now be submitted in-person at Municipal Hall between 10 a. m. and 3 p. m. Monday to Friday. Read More

UPDATE: Potential Drainage Issues with Podium Landscaping (on Slab) Including Green Roofs

The District of Squamish has found that podium style landscaping, landscaping placed on top of a slab or other hard surface, can result in stormwater nutrient levels that exceed allowable... Read More

Diverting Waste in the Construction, Renovation, and Demolition Industry

Waste diversion is a key goal of Council’s Strategic Plan. In 2017, the District of Squamish changed the Solid Waste Bylaw to require all businesses to divert waste. Read More

Provincial guidance to construction sites during COVID-19

The Provincial Government has released guidance to construction sites operating during COVID-19 to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and to protect the health of employees. Read More

What you should know about the new secondary suite requirements

In December 2019, the BC Building Code released revisions to secondary suite requirements. Read More

Potential Drainage Issues with Landscape on Slab Including Green Roofs

  Does your development have landscaping that directs runoff to a watercourse or the District of Squamish (District) storm system? See the diagram above for examples. Read More

Building Smart: 2018 BC Building Code Changes workshop and webinar series

Mandatory changes to the BC Building Code take effect December 10, 2018. Read More

Change of plans?

If you have an open building permit and wish to submit revised drawings, an additional plan processing fee of $90. 00 will apply. Read More

Dust control: What you should know

With summer weather arriving sooner than expected this year, the District is issuing a notice for active construction or site alteration sites to ensure that there are dust mitigation measures... Read More

Workshop: Building Better with the Energy Step Code

The District of Squamish Building Department and the Community Energy Association invite you to attend the Building Better with the Energy Step Code workshop on May 28 from 7:30 a. Read More

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