Construction (Commercial & Residential)

The Department of Development Services & Engineering oversees planning, subdivision, sustainability initiatives, building inspection, and business license services. This department is responsible for ensuring that land and buildings are developed in an orderly and safe manner, taking into consideration social, environmental, economic, and cultural factors.

Building and Plumbing Permit Applications

The Department of Development Services and Engineering administers the following:

  • Processing building permits and plumbing permits
  • Processing applications related to the development of land and buildings including development permits, development variance permits, and approvals granted through the Board of Variance
  • Issuing permits for signage and façade changes

Applications and Forms

Complete and submit the required Permit Applications and Checklists.

Submitting Applications

Hard copies of Building Permit Applications and Land Development Applications can be submitted Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Second Floor, City Hall. 

Electronic copies of Building Permit Applications and Land Development Applications can also be submitted by emailing Development Services and Engineering

When submitting applications, please ensure that you have provided the necessary attachments to ensure that the processing of applications is not delayed.


Staff are available to assist with inquiries regarding building permits and development within the city between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Feel free to make an appointment to ensure the Staff member you want to see is available.

Developing Outside City Limits

For information on developing outside of City limits, please contact the Department of Development Services at the Central Kootenay Regional District