Planning, Building, and Engineering Services Now Available by Appointment

(North Cowichan, BC) – Beginning Monday, July 27, 2020, the Planning, Building, and Engineering Departments will be open to the public by appointment. Residents are asked to continue doing business with North Cowichan online and over the phone where possible and are not encouraged to drop in. “Even though staff are available to meet with residents face-to-face, we still want folks to try and access services remotely. It’s imperative we continue to prioritize the health and safety of both the public and our staff as we work to deliver the highest level of service we can,” said Mayor Al Siebring.

 North Cowichan is accepting and processing completed applications for building permits, subdivisions, and land development. Applications may be submitted by mail or left in the designated drop-box in the lower lobby of the Municipal Hall during regular business hours. Building permit applications are also being accepted online. Application forms can be downloaded on our website.

 Prior to submitting an application please contact us to confirm application requirements and submission procedures:

 Building Permit Applications:

 Subdivision Applications:

 Development Applications:

Administrative staff will be available to process payments; however, online or phone payment methods are still encouraged. Transparent partitions, hand sanitizing stations, and other measures have been installed at Municipal Hall to protect the safety of the public and staff. While masks are not required, the Provincial Health Officer has advised that wearing a non-medical mask is beneficial where it’s not possible to maintain proper physical distancing. If you are feeling unwell, or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you refrain from visiting Municipal Hall and stay home.


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Media contact:
Al Siebring, Mayor
Municipality of North Cowichan
T 250.746.3117