Building Code Changes

Permit applications received before Dec. 20, 2012 can be inspected under the current Building Code. All applications made on or after Dec. 20 will have to meet new code requirements.  Save yourself time and money: learn what's changing by ordering a new code at www.bccodes.ca or attend City Building Department open houses for information.

B.C. BUILDING & PLUMBING CODE OVERVIEWS

DISCLAIMER: These guides have been prepared to provide convenient information only.  They are neither Bylaws nor Legal Documents.  If any contradiction between this guide and the relevant Municipal Bylaws and/or applicable codes is found, such Bylaws and/or codes shall be the legal authority.

Building Code Overview

Building Code overview.pdf [PDF - 545 KB]

Plumbing Code Overview

Plumbing Code overview.pdf [PDF - 1.8 MB]

WINDOW REGULATIONS REPEALED FROM NEW CODE

The manufactured window regulations have been put on hold until the industry can fully prepare for changes.  The Building Department will send out an information bulletin regarding the implementation and inspection requirements prior to this item coming back in July. 

Please click on the link below to view the Ministerial Order No. M060 document from the Minister Responsible for Housing.

Window Regulations Repealed.pdf [PDF - 557 KB]