Soil Fill and Placement

The City of Courtenay Soil Fill and Replacement Bylaw [PDF - 168 KB] regulates the addition and removal of fill on any parcel of land in the City. 

Review the Soil Fill and Replacement Bylaw [PDF - 168 KB] (section 6) to find out whether or not you need a permit. The work must be carried out in compliance with this and any other applicable City bylaw.

The following conditions for soil and fill removal and placement are examples of exemptions under the bylaw:

  • As part of road construction including improvements, repair or maintenance
  • As part of works undertaken by a government authority (including for placement or removal on/from municipally owned lands and parks - for work conducted by the City of Courtenay)
  • If a building permit has been issued and the removal/placement is a necessary element of the permit's scope of work
  • As part of a subvision servicing agreement

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