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Building Permit Fees

Building Permit Fees Guide
for the Electoral Areas of the

Comox Strathcona Regional District 17.0 Fees and Charges
  • 17.1 An application made for a permit shall be accompanied by the appropriate permit-processing fee prescribed in Table 17.1;
    • 17.1.1 the permit-processing fee is non-refundable and shall be credited against the permit fee when the permit is issued;
    • 17.1.2 when:
      • 17.1.2.1 an application for permit does not comply with section 19.1 of this bylaw within 180 days of the date on which the application for permit was made;
      • 17.1.2.2 the permit has not been issued and the permit fee paid within 180 days of the date of written notification to the owner that the permit is ready to be issued;
    • an application shall be cancelled and the permit-processing fee forfeited;
    • 17.1.3 when an application is cancelled the plans and related documents submitted with the application may be destroyed.

Table 17.1
Forming Part of Section 17.1

Descriptions Permit-Processing Fee  
Building Permits
   not exceeding $50,000
   greater than $50,000 and not exceeding $200,000
   greater than $200,000 and not exceeding $500,000
   greater than $500,000
Excavation, Plumbing, Sprinkler & Demolition Permits
   Complex buildings and structures
   Standard buildings and other buildings
Fireplace and Chimney and Siting Permits
 $50
$100
$250
$500

$100
$50
$50
  • 17.2 In addition to applicable fees and charges required under other bylaws, a permit fee, calculated in accordance with the value prescribed in Table 17.2, shall be paid in full prior to issuance of any permit under this bylaw.

Table 17.2
Forming Part of Section 17.2

Description Permit Fee 

Building Permits
Excavation and Demolition Permits

   Complex buildings & structures
   Standard buildings & other buildings
Plumbing Permits
   Complex buildings & structures
   Standard buildings & other buildings

Sprinkler Permits
   Complex buildings & structures
   Standard buildings & other buildings

Fireplace and Chimney Permits
Siting Permits

$50 + 0.65% of the estimated value of construction

$100
$50

$100 + $10 for each fixture
$50 + $5 for each fixture

$100 + 0.65% of the estimated value of construction
$50 +  0.65% of the estimated value of construction
$50 +  0.65% of the estimated value of construction
$50
  • 17.3 The owner may obtain a refund of the permit fees prescribed in Table 17.2 when a permit is surrendered and cancelled before any construction begins, provided:
    • 17.3.1 the refund shall not include the permit-processing fee paid pursuant to section 17.1 of this bylaw;
    • 17.3.2 no refund shall be made where construction has begun or an inspection has been made.
  • 17.4 Where, due to non-compliance with this bylaw, more than two inspections are necessary when one inspection is normally required, for each inspection after the 2nd inspection, a re-inspection charge of $50.00 (fifty dollars) shall be paid prior to additional inspections being performed.
     
  • 17.5 An inspection fee, prescribed in Table 17.5, shall be payable in advance for a voluntary inspection to establish compliance of or to obtain a report on the status of an existing building or structure for which a permit is sought under this bylaw.

Table 17.6
Forming Part of Section 17.5

Description Inspection Fee  
Complex buildings and structures
Standard buildings
Other buildings
$250 + GST
$100 + GST
$50 + GST
 
  • 17.6 An extension fee, prescribed in Table 17.6, shall be payable in advance when a building official extends the period of time set out under sections 19.4.1 ñ 19.4.3 of this bylaw except that every person who fails to extend a permit within 90 days of the date on which the permit expired shall pay an additional charge equal to 100% of the extension fee prior to obtaining the required extension.

Table 17.6
Forming Part of Section 17.6

Description Extension Fee  
Building Permits
   not exceeding $50,000
   greater than $50,000 and not exceeding $200,000
   greater than $200,000 and not exceeding $500,000
   greater than $500,000
Plumbing and Sprinkler Permits
   Complex building and structures
   Standard buildings and other buildings
Fireplace and Chimney and Siting Permits

$50
$100
$250
$500

$100
$50
$50
  • 17.7 The applicable fees prescribed in Table 17.7, shall be payable in advance for the requested services or products listed;

Table 17.7 
Forming Part of Section 17.7

Description Applicable Fee 
To rescind a Stop Work or Do Not Occupy notice
Site Inspection, section 699 of the
Local Government Act
Title Search, BC Online
To obtain a copy of a Restrictive Covenant
To process a covenant in favor of the Regional District
To remove a Notice on Title, section 700 of the Local Government Act
To photo copy plans
Building Bylaw
   Spiral Bound
   Booklet
Archives Research, per site
   Complex buildings and structures
   Standard buildings
   Buildings containing 1 or 2 dwelling units and other buildings
Equivalency, section 2.5 or Part 2 of the
Building Code
To provide Building Code information for other government agencies
   Complex buildings and structures
   Standard buildings
   Buildings containing 1 or 2 dwelling units and other buildings
$250
$50 + GST
$10
$50
$100
$500
$10 + GST per sheet

$10 + GST
$5 + GST

$250
$100
$50
$500

$250 + GST
$100 + GST
$50 + GST

 

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