Building permit fees are used to recover a portion of the cost to provide the service. Service costs are also recovered, in part, using property taxes from each Electoral Area in which the service is provided. Building permit fees consist of an application fee and the building permit fee. The application fee is a flat amount that is paid at the time of submission. The permit fee is based on the value of the construction, and is paid prior to the issuance of the building permit. All fees related to building permits are outlined in Schedule A of the CSRD Building Regulation Bylaw, Number 660, and are the same across all Electoral Areas with building inspection. At present (June, 2018), the fees are as follows:
The application fee is $72 for a single-family dwelling, and $288 for multi-family, commercial, institutional or industrial buildings
The permit fee is calculated as follows:
- $72 for first $1,000 of construction value
- $7.20 for each additional $1,000 of value, up to $100,000
- $6 for each additional $1,000 of value over $100,000
For a single-family dwelling with a construction value of $300,000, the total fees would be $2,057 ($72 of which may be credited back to the homeowner).
All fees related to BPs can be found in Schedule A of the Building Bylaw Number 660.