Building Regulation & Inspection

Special Notice - COVID-19 response

The CSRD administrative office is open to the public for regular business hours from 9 AM to 4 PM (excluding holidays).

Building inspections will continue in the applicable CSRD areas, but site visits may be delayed or limited at this time. Please expect interruptions in our usual level of service, as we work to protect the health and safety of both our workers and the public. A minimum of 48 hours of prior notice of inspection is required and will be strictly enforced.

CSRD staff will contact the individual associated with each inspection request directly to confirm availability and to go over further requirements regarding the new physical distancing measures. 

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us. The best way to contact the building department is by email at: For those trying to reach us by phone, the number is 250-833-5962.

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:

Online versions of the BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes are now available free of charge. To access the BC Code documents, go to

Currently the CSRD Board is considering the implementation of an Official Community Plan (OCP) and new Zoning Bylaw for Electoral Area E. There are some important considerations regarding Building Permit and Development Permit applications with respect to the proposed Electoral Area E (Rural Sicamous) Bylaw no. 840 (OCP) and Bylaw No. 841 (Zoning). This applies to anyone looking to apply for a building permit in the fall of 2021. Click here for more information.

Service Area

Building Regulation & Inspection services are provided to the communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont, and St. Ives in Electoral Area F (North Shuswap), Electoral Area B (Rural Revelstoke), Electoral Area C (South Shuswap) and Electoral Area E (Rural Sicamous).

The most recent expansion of the CSRD building inspection service took place on March 4, 2019, to include all of Electoral Area C. The service will be administered in compliance with CSRD Building Regulation Bylaw No. 660.

Other Electoral Areas do not have building regulation and inspection at this time. Planning regulations may apply in these areas. Use the Online Mapping to find your property.


Title Number Electoral Area  

Building Bylaw No. 660



Electoral Area B
Electoral Area C
Electoral Area E
Electoral Area F


Building Regulation Bylaw No. 630

Effective for building permits issued prior to March 5, 2018

630 Electoral Area F Link



Building Inspector Availability

Property owners can contact the Building Department in advance to answer any questions, or to book an appointment with a Building Inspector. The owner must provide the Building Inspector a minimum of 48 hours notice requesting an inspection.  

Contact Us

Building Department
T: 250.832.8194