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 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. 

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...

Residential Permits: Single & Duplex

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

Residential Permits: Performance Path New Residential

Please note - Step Code incentive funds for 2019 have been fully subscribed.

Residential Permits: Multi-Family

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

Ancillary Permit

If you are planning a residential renovation, addition, conversion or an ancillary building this is the permit you will require. Please see the first page of the application for requirements. more...

Retaining Wall

Application form and guidelines for building a retaining wall. more...

Plumbing Permit

A permit is required when plumbing any building or structure on site (new or alteration) and no person shall commence or continue any plumbing of any building or structure unless a building official has issued a valid and subsisting permit for the work. 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...

Demolition of a Building

A permit is required when demolishing any building or structure on site and no person shall commence or continue any demolition of any building or structure unless a building official has issued a valid and subsisting permit for the work. more...

Commercial/ Industrial /Institutional/ Multi-Residential Permits

If you are intending to construct a Commercial or Industrial building or need a permit for a Modular Building, Mobile home, Floating building or are Relocating a building, please review the following application package and form found on this page. more... 

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