Building Permits

When do I need a building permit?

Whether you require a building permit or not, all structures must comply with zoning regulations for setback and height as outlined under Part 9, Division 2 of the Kitimat Municipal Code. Other helpful information in the municipal code includes:

  • Part 13, Schedule A - Building Fees and Charges
  • Part 13, Division 1 - Building Bylaw

If you are required to submit a form to us to proceed with your project, forms can be found under Engineering and Building Departments on our Applications, Licences and Permits page.

If you have questions, contact Building Inspection Services by email or call 250-632-8900.

New Construction

  • Building
  • Accessory building over 10 square metres (e.g. greenhouse, shed)
  • Unfinished area in existing building (e.g. recreation room, bathroom)
  • Deck
  • Swimming pool
  • Plumbing
  • Chimney or fireplace
  • Carport
  • Secondary suites
  • Sprinkler System
  • Retaining wall over 1.2 metre

Alteration or Renovation

  • Interior structural renovation (e.g. moving a wall, opening up a room)
  • Remodeling a deck
  • Plumbing
  • Carport or garage
  • Secondary suites
Fence and Security Fence

Our fence and security fence permit application form and regulations are available on our Applications, Licences and Permits page.

For all fence related inquiries, contact Community Planning and Development by email or call 250-632-8900.

Demolition

  • Building
  • Accessory building over 10 m2 (e.g. greenhouse, shed)
  • Fuel storage tank
  • Accessory structure attached to building

Relocation

  • Fuel storage
  • Building
  • Accessory building over 10 m2 (e.g. greenhouse, shed)

Obtaining a Building Permit

Residential Permits

  1. Follow steps in the Building Permit Checklist
  2. Review the Building Permit Requirements, Standard
  3. Submit a Building Permit Application, Standard

These forms are available here under Engineering and Building Departments.

Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, and Multi-Family Permits

  1. Follow steps in the Building Permit Checklist
  2. Submit a Building Permit Application, Complex

These forms are available here under Engineering and Building Departments.

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