Building Permit Information

We are here to help!

As part of the building construction team, the Building Department provides support to home owners and builders in implementing provincial building requirements.  Through the issuance of building permits and inspections at various stages of construction, the Town works to ensure that new construction and renovations meet the minimum standards of the BC Building Code and the Town’s servicing standards and land use regulations.

We understand that the building process can be complicated and that there are a lot of regulations to navigate through!  Our staff is knowledgeable and available to assist you with getting the information you need to complete your project.

The Town has one full-time building inspector available to assist with your building inquiries.   Planning staff are available to assist you with inquiries about land use and other development regulations (e.g. setback from lot line, building height, lot coverage, etc.). Engineering staff can assist you with servicing and driveway access questions.  When not out in the field, the Building Inspector is available to assist you by appointment, drop-in, email or telephone. 

Building and Planning Inquiries:                                                                                                                      
Office Location:
Office Hours:
Building Inspector:
General Inquiries:
Development Services Office, 132C Roberts Street, Ladysmith
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Building Inquiries:
Senior Building Inspector: Colin Bollinger, RBO



To request historic building file information:
Complete the Routine Building Permit Information Request Form and email it to or drop it off at City Hall or the Development Services Office.  You will be contacted when the information is available. 

Planning / Zoning Inquiries:                                                                                                                             
Planner:   Senior Planner:

Julie Thompson


Servicing Inquiries:
Office Location:
Office hours:
General Inquiries:
Public Works, 330 Sixth Avenue Street, Ladysmith
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Senior Engineering Technologist: Engineering Assistant:

Ryan Bouma

Chris Pinnington
250.245.6414, ext. 6256

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