Submitted by RDEK
The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) has adopted a bylaw that will see changes to the inspection and fee structure for building permits starting in April of 2024.
“The Building Bylaw is being updated to align with the standard template set by the Municipal Insurance Association of BC Building Bylaw,” says RDEK Building Supervisor Kenley Barros.
This template has been thoroughly reviewed by the MIABC team and will ensure better consistency with more widely accepted and current terminology
Two of the updates include an additional stage of inspection and amended fee structure. Starting April 1, there will be an excavation and footings inspection prior to concrete placement, similar to all neighbouring jurisdictions.
Additionally, a non-refundable fee will be required at the time of application submission. This cost will be deducted from the total building permit fee once the application is approved.
“The goal of this fee is to partially recover the costs for incomplete applications, applications that cannot be approved or applications that are cancelled prior to issuance,” says Barros.
For more information on these changes, contact the RDEK’s Columbia Valley office at 250-342-0063, or email email@example.com