Before starting a new construction project, you must get all necessary permits and permissions to do so. What’s required depends both on the type of project and the location of the project.
First, you’ll need to determine if your project requires development approval before applying for a building permit. To determine this, you will need to know the development permit area, zoning and heritage status of your property and what is allowed in that zone. If the work you would like to do doesn’t require a development permit, heritage alteration permit or rezoning, Building & Renovating will help you apply for the required permits — if any are required at all.
For many commercial, industrial, multi-family, garden suite, small lot, duplex, and panhandle lot properties, you will need a development permit before applying for a building permit. If the work you would like to do requires a development permit, heritage alteration permit, rezoning, subdivision or strata titling, Rezoning & Development can help you get started.