A building permit is required for any new build, changes, alterations or additions to a structure, as well as demolishing part of, or a whole structure. Before making an application, it is highly recommended that you speak with Planning and Community Services staff prior to building. Staff will be able to assist with any questions you have and walk you through the various steps in order to make your build/renovation successful.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
- Use our maps to find out the zoning of the lot you want to build on: Zoning Bylaw #5000, Zoning Map and North Okanagan GIS Mapping
- Check if the lot is located near environmental areas: North Okanagan GIS Mapping
- Check for any conditions or restrictions on the lot when you request a Title Search from the Land Title Office.
- For building questions or clarification: email email@example.com
- For planning(zoning) questions: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For inquiries on a property (regarding building, zoning and bylaw infractions): Submit a Property Information Request (PIR)
- Check out the BC Building Code
- Check out Vernon Building Bylaw
- Check out Vernon Fees and Charges Bylaw
- Once a Building permit has been approved and you are ready to book an INSPECTION,
call: 250-550-3592 or email: email@example.com
Building Permit Application & Checklists
Land Use and Development Applications
Before making an application, it is highly recommended that you speak with Community Infrastructure and Development staff prior to developing detailed building or subdivision plans. Staff will be able to assist with any questions you have and walk you through the various steps in order to successfully submit your development application.
To book a pre-application meeting with a Planner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following in your request:
- Subject Site Address(es)
- Description of the proposed development/subdivision
- Preliminary Site plan, Elevations, and/or subdivision plans
Types of Development:
There are various types of property development applications, and they all have unique requirements.