Do you know your residential building permit application date? See the submission date for applications under review.
Forms, Templates and Fees
- Building Permit Application Form - Completion, submission, and acceptance of this form initiates the permit application process. Demolition Permit applications are initiated with the same form.
- Building Permit Letter of Authorization - Owner's representative to provide this form when submitting a building permit application on behalf of the owner.
- Owner's Undertaking (Part 3 Buildings) - To be submitted with building permit applications for Part 3 buildings where registered professionals are engaged.
- Permit Fees and Security Deposits
- Building Permit Extension Request
- Residential Building Permit Checklists
- Permit Drawings - Single Story Ancillary Buildings - Draft Form
- General Building Inspection requests must be received before 3:30pm at least one business day prior to the inspection being required.
- You can schedule a Building Inspection yourself quickly and easily 24/7 using our online eInspections system. Alternatively, you can call 604 793-2905 during business hours. You will be asked to provide the street address, the permit/folder number, as well as the type of building inspection being requested.
Building Department Reports
- Month End Reports - Number of building permit starts by neighbourhood.
- Weekly Application Reports - Building permit detailed weekly reports.
- Building Regulation Bylaw 2970 - Bylaw regulating the administration and enforcement of the Building Code in Chilliwack
- Building Regulation Blaw 2970 Schedules A to K - Contains the following:
- Permit fees and security deposits
- Construction values
- Owner's undertaking (Part 3 Buildings)
- Confirmation of Required Documentation (Part 3 Buildings)
- Fire Limits Areas
- Chilliwack Sprinkler Bylaw 3413 - Bylaw requiring the installation of fire sprinkler systems in buildings within the City of Chilliwack.
- Development Cost Charge Bylaw 2689
- Sign Bylaw 3005
- Swimming Pool Fence Bylaw 3811
Guides and Notes
- General Notes - Commonly requested information relating primarily to single and two family buildings.
- Single and Two Family Information Guide
- Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Multi-family Information Guide
- Tenant Improvement Permits Guide
- Landscaping Plan Requirements
- EV Charging Station Requirements
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Building Permits & Inspections: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Multi Family Residential Projects
This brochure outlines the Building Permit and Inspection procedure for Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Multi Family Residential Projects and where to obtain additional information.
This brochure outlines what a building permit is, when a building permit is required, building permit and inspection procedure, and where to obtain additional information.
City Council has adopted a Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw which authorizes fees to be collected prior to Subdivision approval or the issuance of a Building Permit. The fees collected are used to fund major capital improvements to the sewer, water, drainage, and road infrastructure and the acquisition of parkland/open spaces. This brochure assists you in understanding Development Cost Charges and when they apply.
In order to reduce the potential damage which would occur should one or more of these rivers overtop their banks or protective dykes, the Province of British Columbia developed appropriate floodproofing guidelines for various forms of development. These guidelines form the basis of the City of Chilliwack's Floodplain Management Bylaw which regulates construction elevation requirements for new development in the floodplain
The Policy and Design Criteria Manual for Surface Water Management is meant to provide a comprehensive framework that will guide the development of individual Master Drainage Plans over a multi-year period and to provide land developers with specific direction in undertaking the stormwater component of sustainable urban design.
A tenant improvement is construction or alterations within an existing building which are needed to fulfill both the regulatory and functional requirements of a new or existing tenant within the tenant space.
Do you know your residential building permit application date? Use this page to see the submission date for applications under review