The Village of Valemount issues building permits and conducts inspections in an effort to ensure that all work being done in the Village is conducted in a way that protects people and property from harm.
It is the responsibility of the owner or acting representative of the property to ensure that all work being performed to a building or structure complies with the BC Building Code specified in the Building Bylaw 542
When is a Building Permit Required
Building Permits are required to:
- Construct any new building or structure
- Construct a new accessory building over 10 m2
- Make alternations, additions or repairs to an existing building or structure
- Complete a previously unfinished area in an existing building or structure (e.g. basement, recreation room, or bathroom)
- Locate or relocate a manufactured or mobile home on a lot
- Remodel or construct a deck
- Install or alter plumbing within a building or structure
- Install a new chimney or fireplace
- Install a wood stove, fireplace insert or solid fuel burning appliance
- Enclose your carport or change your garage to living space
- Change the use/occupancy of an existing building (i.e. from storage to residential).
NOTE: A detached accessory building less than 10 m2 (107.6 ft2) is exempt from requiring a Building Permit, but must still meet setback requirements specified in the Zoning Bylaw.
If you are unsure whether your project will require a permit, please contact Building Inspection Services.