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Permits & Fees

Building Permit Fees 

A non-refundable permit application fee of $200.00 shall be charged for all permits except for when the calculated building permit fee is less than the application fee. 

 

Estimated Construction Values

Fee*

(a)  $1.00 to $1,000.00;

$80.00

(b)  $80.00 plus for each $1,000.00 or part  thereof by which the value exceeds the sum of $1,000.00 up to a maximum value of  $100,000.00 as additional fees;

$10.00

(c)  $1,070.00 plus for each additional  $1,000.00 or part thereof by which the value  exceeds the sum of $100,000.00 as additional fees.

$6.00

 

* Where a Professional Engineer or Architect is retained by the owner to certify that plans comply with the building regulations, the building permit fee will be reduced by ten percent (10%) to a maximum reduction of $750 for any one property.

  • Renewal: building permits where work has not been completed upon expiry of the original building permit: Cost of permit renewal will be calculated on the fee schedule above, based on the value of the work to complete.
  • Change of Occupancy or use: Inspections due to a change of occupancy or use where no alterations are made - Fee: $80.
  • Demolition: of a building - Fee: $80.
  • Voluntary: inspection requested to establish compliance or status of a building - Fee: $80.
  • Re-inspection: fee for inspections subsequent to the first re-inspection, unless re-inspected in conjunction with another required construction inspection: $50.
  • Installation of a Chimney or Solid Fuel Burning Appliance - Fee: $95.
  • Plumbing Permit: “Fixture” includes domestic water heater, DWV trapped rough-in, and trapped industrial equipment - Fee: $80 for first fixture; $7 per fixture after first fixture.  
  • Fire Sprinkler Systems: fee formula applied to actual construction value

 

Factory Pre-Manufactured Buildings

  • Surface Foundations: $200.00 (Fee includes service connections inspections)
  • Foundations Below Frost Depth: $200.00 plus additional fee based on construction value of foundation as determined by the Building Official. (fee includes factory-installed plumbing)

 

Building Relocations

(except factory pre-manufactured buildings):

  1. For a building that is to be moved from a location within the Cariboo Regional District building inspection area to a location outside of the building inspection area – Fee: $80
  2. For a building that is to be moved from a location within the Cariboo Regional District building inspection area to another location within the building inspection area – Fee: fee formula applied to the value of the new foundation plus the value of any upgrading carried out, or required to be carried out by the Building Official.
  3. For a building that is to be moved from a location outside the Cariboo Regional District building inspection area to a location within the building inspection area – Fee calculated as follows:
    1. $50 per hour, plus;
    2. normal travelling expenses for two persons, for all travelling and inspection time spent in reaching and inspecting the building at the site from which it is to be removed, (both (a) and (b) are to be submitted with the application for permit, and are not refundable); and
    3. fee formula applied to value of the new foundation plus the value of any upgrading carried out, or required to be carried out by the Building Official.

 

Temporary Buildings Fee

Fee formula applied to the value of building (non- refundable). Except for residential ancillary buildings less than 75m²  in area, removal security, in the amount of $2,000 in the form of cash, certified cheque, bond guarantee or a letter of credit from a bank.

 

Permit Transfer or Assignment Fee

For the transfer or assignment of a building permit when requested in writing by the original applicant, an additional fee shall be paid of $35. The original permit number and expiry dates will remain in effect.

 

Permit Fee Refunds

Building permit fees may be refunded only upon written request from the original applicant, up to six (6) months from the date of issue of the building permit, subject to the following conditions:

  1. no permit-related work on site has commenced; and
  2. a reduction of $100 or twenty percent (20%) of the permit fee, whichever is the greater reduction.

 

Construction Values / Costs per Square Foot to Determine Minimum Construction Value

(Rounded to the nearest $1,000)

 

Town/Row Houses

  Residential – Semi-Detached

  Residential – Single Family

  Residential – Garage, Carport

 

As determined by the Building Official through   application of the RS Means “Square Foot Costs” construction cost  reference publications, as amended from time to time

Truck shops/workshops

  up to 10’ - 0” ceiling height

  over 10’ - 0” ceiling height

 

  $35 per square foot

  $45 per square foot

  Garages

  $25 per square foot

  Carports

  $15 per square foot

 

 

Sundecks

  $15 per square foot

Covered decks

  $20 per square foot

 

 

Mobile home additions

 

  unfinished, unheated

  $30 per square foot

  finished

  $50 per square foot

 

 

Spruce / Pine Scribe-Fit Log Construction

 

  Full basement, single storey

  $150 per square foot

  Crawl space, single storey

  $130 per square foot

  Finished 2nd storey

  (includes log roof assembly)

  $110 per square foot

  Log garage

    Cedar log

  $70 per square foot

  add ten percent (10%)

 

Occupant Load Establishment

- Fee:$250.00

 

Commercial/Industrial/Institutional/Public Building Projects

Fee formula applied to the contract price, or if there is no contract, at the cost estimated by the Building Official with due regard to the contract price for the most recent work of a similar nature done in the closest proximity to the proposed project. If the applicant disputes the value estimated by the Building Official, then the average of two professional appraisals, at the cost of the applicant, shall be used.

 

Application to Discharge a Notice of Bylaw Contravention

Once the applicant has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Building Official that the issues regarding the Notice of Bylaw Contravention have been rectified the applicant may apply in writing, to discharge the Notice of Bylaw Contravention for a fee of $350.


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