Graded Site-Cut Timber

Graded Site-Cut Timber

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IMPORTANT UPDATE 2022: Due to the popularity of the Green Building incentive program, we are close to fully subscribed and are requesting additional rebate funding for 2022. You are welcome to submit your application for review in the meantime but please be aware that your application may be declined if further funding is not available. We will provide another update when a decision on the funding request is made (likely mid-October or so).

Note: The BC Building code requires lumber used for structural purposes to bear a stamp from an accredited grading agency. It can be difficult to get lumber stamped outside of a mill environment.  The RDN is working on a solution to try to support the use of site cut timber in our area.  If you are planning on using site cut timber in your project, please contact us before using the timber at:  sustainability [at]

Applications for this rebate are accepted from January 1, 2022 through to December 15, 2022. A limited number of rebates are available on a first come, first served basis for RDN Electoral Area residents. While incentives last, homeowners can access a rebate of up to $250 when using graded site-cut timber for structural use in renovations and new construction requiring a building permit. Homeowners in RDN Electoral Areas who harvest and use timber on the same site can take advantage of this rebate.

How to Receive Your Rebate

Submit the program application form along with the original receipt for the grading service.

Download the application form here

Upon receiving this completed form and the original receipt, the RDN will mail a rebate cheque of up to $250 to the property owner. (The rebate will not exceed the value of the fee charged for the grading service as shown on the receipt).

Submission must be made to the Regional District of Nanaimo by email, mail or in person at the RDN Administration Building:

Graded Site-Cut Timber Incentive
c/o Sustainability Coordinator
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6N2
sustainability [at]

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