Blasting Permits

A Blasting Permit is required prior to all blasting. Blasting in the City of Victoria is regulated under Blasting (Construction) Operations Bylaw – Bylaw No. 06-008.

Blasting is the controlled detonation of explosives to alter existing topographical conditions. Blasting is subject to the following:

  • Blasting must be carried out on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is prohibited on Sundays and holidays.
  • Blasting companies are required to notify, in writing, all properties located within a 100-metre radius of the blast area. This notification outlines the: duration of the project, expected date of blasting, signals to warn of impending blast, contact information for the blasting company
  • A Blasting Permit requires the blasting company to provide evidence of third-party public liability and property damage insurance in an amount not less than $5 million for any claims which may arise from the proposed blasting.

Blasting Permit Applications

Apply for a Blasting Permit through MyCity. 

Apply for a Blasting Permit

Please contact a Permit Services Representative at 250.361.0344 or email if you need additional information on the Blasting Permit process.

Blasting Concerns, Information & Resources

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