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.
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The CSRD does NOT issue the following permits:
- Electrical and/or Gas Permits - contact Technical Safety BC 1.866.566.7233
- Septic Field Information - contact Interior Health 250.833.4106
Online versions of the BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes are now available free of charge. To access the BC Code documents, go to www.bcpublications.ca
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.
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.
Electoral Area B
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.