Building and Plumbing Permits

Building permits are required before you build, demolish, repair or alter most buildings, decks, retaining walls, garages, carports, and secondary suites. Plumbing permits are required for the alteration of commercial and residential plumbing as well as for the installation of fire supression and irrigation systems.

On July 16, 2018, the City of Courtenay will no longer require separate plumbing permits for projects that have an associated building permit application. The building permit application includes plumbing information, such as number of fixtures and plumbing contractor information, and the plumbing portion of any works will be included in the building permit itself.

Building Permit Application Requirements

Application Forms and Fees:

*Note: plan review fees are due at the time of application, staff will calculate permit fees and any other associated costs due upon issuance of Permits

Information Handouts

The following handouts have been created to help understand the plans and attachments required for submission when making permit applications:

Hazardous Materials