Planning-&-Building
Planning & Building

Building Permits

When You Need a Permit

Building permits are usually required for building or renovating work, including:

All new construction, including accessory buildings (garage, carport, garden shed etc.) that are permitted outright (specifically allowed) by your zoning:

  • All temporary buildings
  • Additions or alterations to existing buildings, including:
  • Moving interior walls and partitions
  • Moving existing plumbing, electrical or gas lines
  • Installing new plumbing, electrical or gas lines
  • Making structural repairs or changes that are permitted outright (specifically allowed) by your zoning
  • Some "hard" landscaping features, such as fences or retaining walls

When You Don't Need a Permit

You do not need a permit to:

  • Replace fixtures, cabinets, and flooring
  • Paint the interior of your home
  • Carry out non-structural maintenance or minor repairs to the exterior of your home

Building Permits are valid for a two year period.

Brochures

Building Permit Brochure
Building Permit Brochure Accessory Structures

Applications

Building Permit Application
Letter of Authorization

Past Issued Building Permits

The following is a list of permits issued by the Development Services Department for the District of Summerland.  

2015
2014
2013
2012