Building Inspection


Building Officials are responsible for building inspections mandatory under the Cowichan Valley Regional District Building Bylaw. These inspections are required at various stages of construction, and the inspection records are kept on file by the Building Official for future reference.  Inspection records provide an independent third party verification of no longer visible building elements located within a building or structure. 

When is a Building Permit Required?

How to Apply for a Building Permit

NEW BC Energy Step Code Requirements 

  • Building Permit Applications received after Friday April 28, 2023 are required to be compliant with the new minimum mandatory requirements (Step 3) and applications must include a Pre-Construction Report from an Energy Advisor
  • Learn more about BC Energy Step Code and the CVRD

Book a Building or Plumbing Inspection

  1. Forms & Resources
  2. Bylaws

Building Permit Application Documents

Development Services Documents

Design Guides

Geotechnical & Flood Hazards

Hazardous Materials

Covenant Templates

Regulatory Codes

Sample Plans


Water Systems