Building Regulation & Inspection

Program Information

Building Regulation/Inspection is a function of the Development Services Department.

The CSRD Building Department works to protect you and your property by ensuring that buildings conform to codes and regulations. Our goal is to help you avoid costly and time consuming pitfalls by providing permits, inspection services and advice on the Building Bylaw and the BC Building Code.

The CSRD does NOT issue the following permits:

New Building Regulation & Inspection Service

February 15, 2018 – Update

New Building Regulation Bylaw No. 660 was adopted at the February 15, 2018 CSRD Board meeting. The effective date of the new bylaw is March 5, 2018. 

View Board Report
View Building Bylaw No. 660

Starting March 5, 2018 building permits will be required for most new building construction in Electoral Areas B (Rural Revelstoke) and E (Rural Sicamous). Building permits continue to be required in the communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont, and St. Ives in Electoral Area F (North Shuswap). Also starting March 5, 2018,  six(6) building inspections will be required to be completed by a CSRD Building Inspector during construction.

Anyone who has questions about the new service is encouraged to contact the CSRD Building Department  (1.888.248.2773 or 250.832.8194; or

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Service Area

Currently, Building Inspection Services are provided to only one area of the CSRD. That portion of Electoral Area F, extending from Lee Creek to St. Ives lying along the North shore of the Shuswap Lake. Use the Online Mapping to find your property.


The Building Inspection Department is primarily responsible for processing building permits and performing a modified audit inspection program within those areas of the CSRD serviced by the Building Regulation Bylaws.

Title Number Electoral Area  
Building Bylaw No. 660 660 Electoral Area B
Electoral Area E
Electoral Area F

Building Regulation Bylaw No. 630 630 Electoral Area F Link

Development Guides

Development Guides  
Where there is Building Regulation/Inspection Download
Where there is No Building Regulation/Inspection Download

Application Forms

There are separate application forms for building and plumbing, please apply separately. 

Building Permit Application Form Download
Plumbing Permit Application Form Download
Agent Authorization Form Download
View Planning Application Forms and Guides Link

Application Requirements

See the list of documents the CSRD needs when submitting your building permit application.

Accessory Building Link
Accessory Structure Link
Addition / Renovation Link
Complex Building Link
Decks Link
Demolition Link
Mobile Home Link
RV Parks Link
Single Family Dwelling Link

Building Inspector Availability

The Building Inspector may be contacted at the offices of the CSRD in Salmon Arm. Office appointments are to be scheduled directly with the Building Inspector. Required site inspections may be scheduled by phoning the CSRD offices at 1.888.248.2773. The owner must provide the Building Inspector a minimum of 48 hours notice requesting an inspection.  For further information refer to Section 8 of the Building Inspection Bylaw No. 630.

Contact Us

Building Department
T: 250.832.8194