Building Permits

Building Permits

A Building Permit is required when you:

  • construct a new building.
  • add to an existing building.
  • change the occupancy of an existing building, i.e. from office to retail.
  • make interior renovations that may impact the direction of travel to an exit.
  • repair a building envelope.
  • demolish or move a building.
  • enclose your carport or change your garage to living space.
  • add or relocate plumbing, fire alarm or fire sprinklers.
  • pave a parking area where a storm drainage system is required.
  • finish existing basement.
  • install a swimming pool.
  • locate or add to a mobile home.
  • locate a temporary building.

New regulations for BC Building Code, BC Plumbing Code and BC Fire Code are effective December 20, 2012.

How to obtain a permit:

  1. For information on building regulations for each zone, read our Zoning Bylaw 881, 2014.
  2. Read Bylaw 843, 2010 and complete the new form located at this link:  Building Permit Application Form.
  3. Once the form is completed, it can be emailed to the District office at clerk@districtofstewart.com or cao@districtofstewart.com or delivered in person to 705 Brightwell Street.
  4. Upon approval by the CAO, a building permit will be produced and can be picked up at the District office.

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Please join us at the Stewart Health Centre on July 22 at 1:00pm for the presentation in memory of Alfred H. Burton.  For details, please see the attached notice.

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Take a look at this Auto Tour video produced in conjunction with Destination BC, Kermode Tourism, and the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine-displaying spectacular views of scenery near Hazelton, New Hazelton, the Nass Valley and Stewart, with Dr. Joseph Gosnell narrating:  www.stewartcassiarhighway.com 

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Please see the attached information regarding BC Hydro's recent installation of Bird Guarding at the Stewart Substation