Building Services

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

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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.

Building Permits & Inspections

Application Forms and Process

Order of Inspections

Other Agencies Involved