Building Permits

The Village of Slocan Building department deals primarily with the regulation and inspection of new construction and renovations, alterations, additions and changes in occupancy of existing buildings. Building inspectors administer the Village of Slocan Building Bylaw No. 605, 2011 , the British Columbia Building Code, and complies with Canadian Health and Safety Standards.

To book an appointment with the building inspector, please call the Village Office at 250-355-2277.
Slocan hours: Thursdays, 11am – 12noon.
For inspections outside the Slocan boundary, please call the RDCK at 250-352-6665.

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PERMIT REQUIREMENTS:

A BUILDING PERMIT IS REQUIRED WHEN YOU WISH TO:
-Construct a new home
-Construct a new accessory building such as a carport, garage or storage shed
-Construct a farm building (consult with the Building Official regarding exemptions)
-Construct or renovate a commercial, industrial or public use building
-Construct a temporary building
-Renovate existing building
-Undertake any structural work such as interior partitions
-Enclose a porch or roof over a sun deck
-Construct a retaining wall retaining more than 5 feet of soil
-Move a building
-Locate a manufactured or modular home
-Construct an addition to a manufactured or modular home
-Install a pool
-Demolish a building
-Change the use or occupancy of a building
-Renovate your dwelling to create a secondary suite
-Install a Fire Alarm System
-Install commercial kitchen ventilation equipment
A BUILDING PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED
WHEN YOU DO NON-STRUCTURAL WORK SUCH AS:
-Painting
-Landscaping, sidewalks, and driveways
-Install new roofing
-Replace kitchen cupboards
-Fences (fence height must comply with the Village of Slocan’s zoning bylaw where applicable)
-Build a fireplace, install a wood stove, or install a
chimney in an existing building


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PERMIT FEES

Construction Value up to $1,000 $42.00
Construction Value $1.001 and Over $42.00 Basic Fee +
$10.00/$1,000 or Portion Thereof
Plumbing:
Installation, Alteration, Site Piping and Water Service Lines
(This fee is not required for factory installed plumbing in CSA approved manufactured homes)
$10.00 per Fixture
Swimming Pool  $100.00
Change of Occupancy $50.00
Manufactured Home Set-Up
Single-Wide
Double-Wide
$200.00
$300.00
Demolition (SFD and Greater)  $50.00
Moving of Any Building $50.00
Temporary Building $200.00
Administration Charge to Remove “Notice on Title” $750.00
Special Inspection (Re-Inspection) $20.00
Building Permit Renewal (3 Years) $42.00