Building and Plumbing Permits

Delta's Building/Plumbing Bylaw (No. 6060), as amended, applies to all construction, alteration, reconstruction, demolition, removal, relocation and occupancy of all new and existing buildings and structures. Permits are required to be obtained prior to any work:

  • Applications for permits are reviewed for compliance with our local bylaws and provincial codes.
  • On-site inspections are conducted to ensure the work is being done correctly and in accordance with the building permit.

Successful completion of building and plumbing permits results in the building receiving an occupancy permit. This building permit becomes part of the permanent record in the property file. This information is important to future property owners since it assures them that the work was done in accordance with applicable zoning, health and life-safety regulations.

Permits are Required When You:

  • Build:
    • a building or structure that is larger than 10 m2 (108 ft2) in building area and higher than 600 mm (24 in)
    • a swimming pool, hot tub, or fish pond deeper than 450 mm (18 in)
    • a retaining wall exceeding 1.2 m (4ft) in height
    • a secondary suite 
  • Alter, add to, repair or renovate:
    • an existing building
    • a porch, sundeck, carport or garage
    • interior walls
    • previously unfinished floor areas (basements).
  • Demolish or move a building - see the Demolition Permits and Discontinuing Service Connection package, including Certificate of Insurance.
  • Install, alter or repair plumbing.
  • Install or alter gas lines. For gas and propane permit information, contact BC Safety Authority at
    1-866-566-7233.
  • Install or alter electrical wiring or fixtures. For electrical and boiler permit information, contact BC Safety Authority at 1-866-566-7233.

Applications for Building Permits

Applications for building permits are made at the Community Planning & Development Department. To make a complete application, please review the following checklists:

View all Building and Plumbing Forms

Fees

Policies

Need a Building or Plumbing Inspection?

Schedule a building or plumbing inspection today.

Building Permit Statistics

Expand all

Need a Building or Plumbing Inspection?

Plumbing Inspections

See the required plumbing inspections.

Electrical/Gas Permits

For more information on Electrical and Gas permits.

  • Upcoming Events

    Christmas in Whoville Skate
    December 10, 2016

    All Events

  • Services

    Do you have an emergency kit? Learn what essential items should be included. Get prepared!

    Learn More

  • Subscribe to our Newsletter

    Click Here
  • Find a Program/Activity