Homeowner Permits

Building your home, doing home repairs or renovations, can be a challenging task. We are here to help you determine that your work is safe and compliant to the codes in BC. We’ll check to make sure that you have sufficient knowledge and/or experience to do the work properly and safely. And, we'll issue a permit that signifies that you have met the requirements to do the home renovations. We’ll also complete a physical assessment of your work.

See the specific details in the links below:

Installation Permits

Installation permits are likely required prior to operating regulated equipment. Maintenance, testing and repairing may also require a permit. Electrical and Gas operating permit holders can obtain installation permits for limited scope work.

 See the specific details under each technology:

* Acceptance inspection also required before an installation permit can be obtained.

Operating Permits

An operating permit is required in British Columbia if you are operating or maintaining specific types of equipment that fall within the requirements of the Safety Standards General Regulation (B.C. Reg. 105/2004). See the specific details under each technology:

As well, propane storage tanks over 15 psig require annual operating permits. These fall under both the Gas and the Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration regulations. Learn more


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