2024 Fees

The below fees are in effect starting January 1st, 2024. Yearly fee increases will be provided once approved by Council.

The fees and rates listed below are for reference only. Please refer to the Climate Action Planning & Development Fees and Rates Bylaw No. 7683, 2014 for a complete list of current fees.

Building Permit Fees

  • Minimum fee $160.00
  • $17.00 for each $1,000 of work or portion thereof up to $50,000
  • $15.00 for each $1,000 of value between $50,000.01 to $150,000
  • $13.00 for each $1,000 of work above $150,000

Building Permit Application Fee

  • Non-refundable application fee of $160.00 required upon completion of pre-review

Building Permit Plan Processing Fee

  • Building permit plan processing fee for all applications will be 50% of the building permit fee, with a minimum fee of $160.00 to a maximum of $20,000.00
  • This plan processing fee will be deducted from the permit fee to be paid at the time of permit issuance

Demolition Permit Fees

  • Demolition permit fee for ancillary structures (e.g. garages, sheds, etc.) is $160.00
  • Demolition permit fee for other structures shall be a minimum of $1365.00 plus an hourly charge for demolitions exceeding 5000 sq.ft of building area

Re-Inspection Fee

  • In every case where, due to non-compliance with the provisions of the Building Bylaw or to unsatisfactory workmanship, more than two inspections are necessary, then the fee for each inspection after the second re-inspection shall be $160.00 (plus GST) for the third, $314.00 (plus GST) for the fourth, $470.00 (plus GST) for the fifth inspection and $628.00 (plus GST) for each subsequent inspection

Extension of Building Permit

  • A one-time extension of the validity of a building permit is permissible under the building bylaw for a fee of $160.00

Transfer of Building Permit

  • A building permit may be transferred to another holder in accordance with the building bylaw subject to a fee of $160.00

Comfort Letters

  • Fee for the preparation of a comfort letter is $339.00 (includes responses from the Planning, Fire, Licensing and Building Departments)
  • Fee where a response is requested from the Building Department is $160.00

Alternate Solution Review

  • For the first and second alternative solution  proposed, a fee of $562.00 (plus GST) shall be payable with submission of the information and documentation. An additional fee of $249.00 (plus GST) is payable with every additional alternative solution
  • Amendment to an original report after review is subject to a fee of $160.00 (plus GST)

Building Records Search

  • Document Request Fee of $23.00 (plus GST) per document
  • Drawing Request Administration Fee of $54.00 (plus GST)
  • Fee for all copies (paper size 8½ x11, 8 ½ x14, 11x17 and/or digital) of $2.00 per page (plus GST)
  • Large format printing (paper sizes greater than 11x17) At City’s cost to third-party vendor plus an administrative fee of 10% of the printing cost or $54.00 (plus GST), whichever is greater

Occupancy Load Review (where there is not current building permit)

  • A fee of $160.00 shall be paid prior to the review

Revisions Prior to Building Permit Issuance

  • A fee, based upon the City hourly rate of $80.00/hour for staff time (with a minimum fee of $160.00) shall be paid on an application:

(a) that requires 3 or more revisions, and/or (b) where the design is revised and/or substituted with a new design

Revisions to Issued Building Permit Drawings

  • A fee, based upon the City hourly rate of $80.00/hour for staff time (with a minimum fee of $160.00) shall be paid  

Other Departmental Fees and Deposits

  • Other Fees, such as Engineering Works and Services Fees, and Damage Deposits may also be charged, as determined by the Engineering Department. These charges will be determined as part of the permit review, and will be provided to the applicant prior to permit issuance. Please contact the Engineering Department at or 604-527-4592 for more information on Engineering Fees & Deposits.