Some electrical or gas work may require a homeowner permit. This permit includes assessment to make sure there is sufficient knowledge and experience for the work to be done properly and safely. It also signifies that you have met the requirements to do the work you’re proposing — be it home renovations, repairs, or building a home. In some cases, we’ll also complete a physical assessment of the work after it’s completed.
Why are permits needed
Permits are a legal requirement in BC and are often necessary for home insurance purposes. They give us data and information to help with safety oversight in the province — your permit allows us to contact you or warn others of trends in unsafe work or hazards that may lead to an incident. Failure to obtain a permit where one is needed may result in enforcement action.