Building Permits

Do you know your residential building permit application date? See the submission date for applications under review.

 

Forms, Templates and Fees

Building Inspections

  • General Building Inspection requests must be received before 3:30pm at least one business day prior to the inspection being required.
  • To schedule a Building Inspection, please call 604 793-2905. You will be asked to provide the street address, the permit/folder number, as well as the type of building inspection being requested.

Bylaws

Guides and Notes

Building Permits & Inspections: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Multi Family Residential Projects

This brochure outlines the Building Permit and Inspection procedure for Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Multi Family Residential Projects and where to obtain additional information.

Building Permits & Inspections: Single Family / Two Family Dwellings

This brochure outlines what a building permit is, when a building permit is required, building permit and inspection procedure, and where to obtain additional information.

Development Cost Charges

City Council has adopted a Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw which authorizes fees to be collected prior to Subdivision approval or the issuance of a Building Permit. The fees collected are used to fund major capital improvements to the sewer, water, drainage, and road infrastructure and the acquisition of parkland/open spaces. This brochure assists you in understanding Development Cost Charges and when they apply.

Floodplain Management Bylaw Guide for Residential Construction

In order to reduce the potential damage which would occur should one or more of the rivers around Chilliwack overtop their banks or protective dykes, the City of Chilliwack and the Province of British Columbia have developed appropriate floodproofing requirements for various forms of development.

Policy and Design Criteria Manual for Surface Water Management

The Policy and Design Criteria Manual for Surface Water Management is meant to provide a comprehensive framework that will guide the development of individual Master Drainage Plans over a multi-year period and to provide land developers with specific direction in undertaking the stormwater component of sustainable urban design.

Tenant Improvement (TI) Permits

A tenant improvement is construction or alterations within an existing building which are needed to fulfill both the regulatory and functional requirements of a new or existing tenant within the tenant space.

Turn-around Times

Do you know your residential building permit application date? Use this page to see the submission date for applications under review