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Installing a Heat Pump? Don’t forget to get a Building Permit!

A Building Permit is required when installing, altering or modifying heating, plumbing or air-conditioning systems. Read More

Updates to the Subdivision and Development Control Bylaw

In October 2022, the District of Squamish made changes to section 5. 14 (Driveways) of the Subdivision and Development Control. Read More

Proper concrete upkeep requested during winter months

The District of Squamish is noticing damage to concrete sidewalks from salting during the winter months. Read More

Proposed Changes to BC Building Code Open for Public Review

The Provincial Government is currently proposing changes to the BC Building Code to support cleaner, more energy-efficient new construction in British Columbia. Read More

Please have your building permit number ready

Due to recent technology improvements and increased volume of permit applications, the District of Squamish Building Department is necessitating some changes to procedures when booking inspections or making submissions related… Read More

High Performance Building Workshops

Abbotsford | June 22, July 26, Aug 24, and Sep 14 | $150-$500 The City of Abbotsford is hosting a series of in-person high-performance building workshops focused on building envelope practices,… Read More

Home Renovation Contractor Readiness Survey

Are you a Squamish builder, contractor, or business involved in renovating existing homes? Help us create a Home Energy Retrofit Strategy by participating in the Home Renovation Contractor Readiness Survey. Read More

Low Carbon Incentive Program

The Low Carbon Incentive Program aims to establish a low-carbon incentive for residential construction which would see a reduction in the allowable floor area in zones RS-1, RS-1A, RS-2, RS-3,… Read More

Fire Access and hydrant requirements

This notice is to remind builders and developers of the access and fire hydrant requirements that have to be met before a permit can be issued. Read More

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

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