Building Regulation/Inspection

Program Information

Building Regulation/Inspection is a function of the Development Services Department.

The CSRD Building Department works to protect you and your property by ensuring that buildings conform to codes and regulations. Our goal is to help you avoid costly and time consuming pitfalls by providing permits, inspection services and advice on the Building Bylaw and the BC Building Code.

The CSRD does NOT issue the following permits:

Service Area

New Building Regulation/Inspection Service

November 2017 - Update

The new and expanded service is now set to begin March 5, 2018.  The service was to start January 1, 2018, but it has taken longer than anticipated to prepare and adopt the new CSRD Building Regulation Bylaw No. 660.

The new service will apply to all of Electoral Areas B and E.  In October 2017, the CSRD Board of Directors confirmed that the new service would not expand to apply to all of Electoral Area F, but would continue to apply to the communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont and St. Ives. 

A staff report was presented to the CSRD Board of Directors that detailed the implementation timelines for the new service.

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Currently, Building Inspection Services are provided to only one area of the CSRD. That portion of Electoral Area F, extending from Lee Creek to St. Ives lying along the North shore of the Shuswap Lake. Use the Online Mapping to find your property.


The Building Inspection Department is primarily responsible for processing building permits and performing a modified audit inspection program within those areas of the CSRD serviced by the Building Regulation Bylaws.

Title Number Electoral Area  
Building Regulation Bylaw No. 630 630 Electoral Area F Link

Development Guides

Development Guides  
Where there is Building Regulation/Inspection Download
Where there is No Building Regulation/Inspection Download

Application Forms

There are separate application forms for building and plumbing, please apply separately. 

Building Permit Application Form Download
Plumbing Permit Application Form Download
Agent Authorization Form Download
View Planning Application Forms and Guides Link

Application Requirements

See the list of documents the CSRD needs when submitting your building permit application.

Accessory Building Link
Accessory Structure Link
Addition / Renovation Link
Complex Building Link
Decks Link
Demolition Link
Mobile Home Link
RV Parks Link
Single Family Dwelling Link

Building Inspector Availability

The Building Inspector may be contacted at the offices of the CSRD in Salmon Arm. Office appointments are to be scheduled directly with the Building Inspector. Required site inspections may be scheduled by phoning the CSRD offices at 1.888.248.2773. The owner must provide the Building Inspector a minimum of 48 hours notice requesting an inspection.  For further information refer to Section 8 of the Building Inspection Bylaw No. 630.

Contact Us

Building Department
T: 250.832.8194