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 form at the back.
  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.

Public Notices, Information and Job Opportunities

POSTED: January 3, 2019

View District of Stewart Public Notices, Information & Job Opportunites here

Public Notice:  Bear River Water Advisory

POSTED: December 14, 2018

Please see the Public Notice attached advising the public not to use water directly from the Bear River for domestic purposes as of today, December 14.

Changes to Waste Management in Stewart

POSTED: November 23, 2018

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine will be managing solid waste in Stewart in collaboration with the District of Stewart.  Effective December 1, 2018 please bring your clean segregated recyclable materials to the RECYCLING DIVERSION CENTRE at the Stewart Landfill.  For more information regarding these changes, please click the Public Notice issued by the Regional District.

Christmas Card Contest Winners

POSTED: November 22, 2018

We are pleased to announce the winners of the District's Christmas Card Winners!

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: February 21, 2018

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 

Salmon Glacier Auto Tour Brochure

POSTED: February 21, 2018

Here is an excellent resource to accompany you on your travel to visit the spectacular Salmon Glacier - Auto Tour Brochure

BC Hydro Installation of Bird Guarding at Stewart Substation

POSTED: January 8, 2018

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