Application Requirements

Building Permits

Before the permitting process can begin, a completed building permit application and two copies of your building drawing plans must be submitted to a Building Inspector. Plans must be drawn to scale and indicate clearly the extent and nature of your project. The Building Department can provide a guideline and excerpts from the Kitimat Municipal Code for you to follow and, in some cases, guides and examples of accept¬able drawings.

Applications for simple alterations can be dealt with fairly quickly, while more complex proposals take longer to process. Any changes such as zoning, minor variance approval or building plan alterations must be approved and in place before a building permit can be issued.

For certain work for example, where the technical detail required exceeds the information provided in the B.C. Building Code a Building Inspector may ask you to obtain the services of a professional engineer, architect or land surveyor.

You will be required to pay fees for a building permit, plan examination, plumbing permit, and sewer and water hook up (if required) when you receive your building permit.

For more information on application requirements, please download our Homeowner's Guide to Building Permits [PDF - 30 KB] or book an appointment to see a Building Inspector.

Appointments can be booked through the District of Kitimat Receptionist at 250-632-8900 during regular office hours: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The District office is closed weekends and Statutory Holidays (including Easter Monday).