Applying for a Building Permit

Building Inspection Services

Applying for a Building Permit

Building Permits are required for any new construction, alteration, addition or demolition of a structure in all Regional District of Nanaimo Electoral Areas. A registered owner or agent for the owner may apply for the building permit. Only complete applications will be accepted for processing.

Please Note: The RDN’s new web portal is now online. Apply for building permits, check the status of your application, request inspections or submit complaints, all from the comfort of your home or office. Click here to apply online.

Required Information:

Application Requirement Checklist

Required for all applications:

Required supporting documents:

  • Truss Layout
  • Engineering schedules and/or reports
  • Home Warranty Insurance (LCS)
  • Septic Filing (from ROWP & accepted by VIHA)
  • Hazardous Material Declaration Form
  • Letter of Authorization
  • BC Land Survey Certificate is required for all new construction within a residential zone of the applicable land use regulation prior to drainage inspection
  • Ventilation Checklist (by or at Framing Inspection)
  • Electrical permit from Technical Safety BC (by or at Final/Occupancy Inspection) 1-866-566-7233
  • Gas permit from Technical Safety BC (by or at Final/Occupancy Inspection) 1-866-566-7233
  • Schedule C-B (by or at Final/Occupancy Inspection)