Permits and Inspections

The Building and Inspection Section of Planning & Building Services deals primarily with the regulation and inspection of new construction and renovations, alterations, additions, and changes in occupancy of existing buildings. The legislative framework for regulation is contained in
Building and Plumbing Bylaw #4900
The mandate of this Section is to provide efficient, professional and cost effective permit review and inspection services to the citizens of Vernon.
Inspections - General
Inspection of work is required according to Building and Plumbing #4900. Inspections may be arranged by calling the 24 hour inspection request line at 250-550-3592 and leave the following:

  • Civic address of property
  • Permit number
  • Owners name
  • Type of inspection (i.e. footing, framing, etc)
  • Date of inspection
  • Contact number (preferably cell number)
It is important that 24 hours notice is required, and that inspections will be performed anytime during the requested day unless arrangements have been made with inspections staff.
Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) Online Form Instructions
Forms on this page can either be printed and filled in by hand or completed online then printed. To complete the form online follow these instructions:
1. To type in a form, first click the hand button on the top toolbar to make sure you are in data entry "mode." Next, click in a form field (blank space where text is required) and begin typing.  
2. To mark a check box, simply click in it; click again to un-mark it.  
3. When you have completed filling in the form, click the Save button to save the file to your computer.
4. Print the file by clicking the Print button.

All of the documents listed below must be submitted for each Building Permit Application.



Contact Info
General Inquiries: 250-545-1361
24-Hour Inspection Line: 250-550-3592
Fax: 250-549-1535


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