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.

2021-2025 Five Year Financial Plan

POSTED: March 3, 2021

The District of Stewart Council invites public comment on Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 983, 2021 which covers the 2021-2025 Operating and Capital Budgets.
For more information, please see the Notice that includes the Bylaw as well as comment/question process.

Homeowner Grant Changes for 2021

POSTED: March 1, 2021

Effective 2021, all Home Owner Grant applications must be submitted directly to the B.C. Provincial government through a secure online application.
Please see the document in this link regarding the new way to apply for your Homeowner Grant.

Public Notice:  Water Distribution System

POSTED: February 26, 2021

The District has recently become aware of concerns regarding discolored water in various parts of town - for more info, please see the attached Notice.

Supporting Local Businesses Through Tourism

POSTED: July 31, 2020

The District is supporting local businesses by utilizing an NDIT grant to promote Stewart tourism within BC. View BC Magazine's great feature on Stewart!

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: October 22, 2019

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: August 23, 2019

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

Dedication of “Family Quiet Room” at the Stewart Health Centre

POSTED: July 18, 2019

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