The primary purpose for the issuance of a Building Permit is to ensure that all buildings comply with the safety, health, building and zoning requirements of the City of Campbell River and the Province of British Columbia.

The City of Campbell River has prepared packages to assist in understanding the City's Building Permit and Inspection Process. The documents are for general guidance and do not replace bylaws or other legal documents.

The application packages are broken down into: Residential Building, Two Day Residential Building and Multi-Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Modular/ Mobile Home, Demolition, Floating Building Permit Information Packages. These are available from our web site and identify all the different types of permit applications.

Waiting for your building permit?

We are sorry if you have to wait. What's slowing things down? We have a staff shortage and with the BC Building Code changes, it is taking us longer than normal to process building permits. We hope to get back to our normal processing time as soon as possible. Please, ask us if you have questions. Thank you for your patience. For more information contact: Development Services 250-286-5725.

2 Day Residential Building Permit Applications Temporarily on Hold

The City of Campbell River is temporarily putting our 2 Day Residential Building Permit Application process on hold. Due to changes to the BC Building Code requiring additional inspections and plan review and resource shortages in the Building Department, the City will be processing all building permits in the order in which they are received. We hope to return to an expedited Residential Building Permit Application soon. Thank you for your patience.

The following pages will provide information on the various types of building permit applications

Access to Property Files

In order to view a property file when you are not the registered owner, you must have an "Agent Authorization" form filled out by the owner allowing you access to that file.  more...

Commercial & Industrial Permits

If you are intending to construction a Commercial or Industrial building please review the following application package and form found on this page. more...    

Driveway Permit

Any changes to a new or existing driveway, may require a permit. The driveway/culvert permit application is on this page. more...

Multi-Family Residential Permits

Includes all of the types of permits listed for new construction, renovation, alteration.   more...

Other Building Permits

Includes other permits that may be required such as Demolition, Relocation, Sign Permits, etc.  more...

Single Family Residential Permits

Includes information about the types of permits required for Single Family Residential dwellings. more...

Soil Removal & Deposition Permits

Permit for the deposit and removal of soil from any parcel within the City of Campbell River. more...
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