Building & Compliance

Building Services is here to help you when:

  • you need a Building or Plumbing Permit
  • you wish to install a sign - download Sign Permit Application Form [PDF - 76 KB] and view Sign Bylaw - or awning
  • you would like to renovate, or put on an addition, or make other changes to your house or building
  • you need to conduct any excavation or demolition on the property
  • you are going to change the use of the unit or building
  • you are going to build a deck or undertake other small renovations
  • you have acquired Planning approval and now need a building permit
  • you are ready for building or plumbing inspections, or ready for occupancy

Bylaw Compliance is here to help you when:

Building & Compliance Directory

New for Building Inspections

Update: New Energy Efficiency Provisions in the BC Building Code

Please be advised that effective December 19, 2014, the 2012 BC Building Code will be amended to include new Energy Efficiency provisions. Building Permits applied for on or after December 19, 2014 will be required to comply with these requirements. Please note the Climate Zone 4 requirements apply to the Municipality of North Cowichan.

Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Industry Professionals - TECA (Form must have certification stamp)

Ventilation Checklist for Residential Units [PDF - 83 KB]

Design Verification Report [PDF - 74 KB]

HPO's Illustrated Guide - Energy Efficiency Requirements for Houses in British Columbia Zone 4 [PDF - 1.4 MB]

BOABC - 14. BCBC Energy Efficiency Requirements for Part 9 Buildings