Building Division

The Building Services Division is responsible for the enforcement of the British Columbia Building and Plumbing Codes and municipal bylaws relating to building construction, business licence administration, the review and investigation of complaints on building matters and the technical review of development applications.

A building permit must be obtained prior to commencing with any of the following:

  • New construction
  • Alterations
  • Reconstruction
  • Demolition
  • Removal, relocation or change of occupancy of any building or structure including excavation or other work related to construction

Building permits ensure that all buildings comply with the safety, health, building and zoning requirements of the City of Courtenay and Province of British Columbia.

Building and Plumbing Inspections and Inquiries

An inspector is available for phone calls and inquiries during regular office hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

For inspection requests please call 250-703-4862. 24 hours notice is required for all inspections. Contractors have the option of morning or afternoon inspections, with inspection times running between 9:00am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Please note that due to operational constraints, the Building Division is unable to provide an exact time that the inspector will arrive on site.