Building Services

City of Revelstoke Building Permits are granted in accordance with Local Bylaws and the British Columbia Building Code. Building Inspectors deal primarily with the regulation and inspection of new construction and renovations, alterations, additions and changes in occupancy of existing buildings. 

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Building Permit Process1

Permit Required

A building permit is required whenever you wish to:

Complete a previously unfinished area in an existing building Construct, cover, or enclose a porch or sun deck
Construct a new home Changing the use of a building
Construct, repair or alter any building or structure over 10 m2 Remove, relocate, alter, or construct interior walls (depending on scope of work)
Any alterations, repairs, additions or layout changes Construction, alteration, or installation of a fireplace, chimney or a solid fuel burning appliance
Locating, moving or demolition of any building or structure  

Permit Not Required


A building permit is not required for non-structural minor modifications such as:
Cupboards Landscaping or sidewalks
Painting Exterior finish repair or replacement, such as stucco or siding
Fences (see section 5.13 and 5.14 of the Zoning Bylaw for requirements and ABCLS Info) Roof repairs or re-roofing

Secondary Suite Information

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Application Forms

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Additional Permits

Please note that additional permits may be required prior to the Building Permit process. The Official Community Plan designates the Development Permit Areas along with Heritage Conservation Areas within the City of Revelstoke where these additional permits may be required. If the structure proposed is non-conforming in accordance with the Zoning Bylaw, a Development Variance Application may be required. Please contact staff if you need assistance in determining development permit requirements. 

The City of Revelstoke does NOT issue the following permits:

Booking an Inspection (Process)

The Development Services Department is continuing to conduct physical building inspections and adhere to the guidelines for the construction sector as outlined by the B.C. government. The Department's Building Bulletin is in effect, which outlines the protocol to be followed for physical building inspections, failure to comply with these protection measures will result in the inspection being cancelled and be rescheduled when the protective measures are in place. Virtual Building Inspections will only be utilized when conditions are deemed warranted by the Building Inspectors.

When booking an inspection, you will be given the option of a morning or afternoon time slot. If a specific time frame is required, please inform the clerk when you are booking so that the building inspector can try to arrange his / her day to accommodate your request. Please be aware that this might not be possible. 

If you are booking an Occupancy Inspection you will be required to pass all items on the Final Inspection Checklist.  If you are missing any documents such as Schedules, Final permits (Electrical, Plumbing, etc), Building Location Certificate, etc you will not be able to book in for an inspection until all requested items are submitted to the Development Services Department.

Inspections must be booked through the Development Services Department. Please provide your Building Permit Number and Civic Address at time of booking. Contact us at building@revelstoke.ca or 250-837-3637 to book your inspection.