Demolition Permits

Permits are required for the removal of buildings or portions of buildings, when greater than 10 sq. m or 108 sq ft in building footprint area. 

 Additional Steps:

  • Utilities Accounts will need to be disconnected and finalized before a demolition permit is issued.  Exemption can be arranged, contact Building Dept to discuss.
  • Contact FortisBC, if gas disconnection required at 1-888-224-2710
  • Contact RDOS (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen) to apply for "Waste Disposal and Renovation Waste Permit"
  • Pre-Demolition Hazardous Assessment required for any buildings built prior to 1991.

Here are some things to keep in mind when making an application:

  • Incomplete application packages will not be processed and instead will be returned to the applicant
  • Building Permit Fee and Fine Schedule - 2016-02-16-Building Dept Fees.pdf [PDF - 123 KB]
  • If all services are disconnected and all paperwork in order, permits can be issued in one to two weeks.
  • You can view your permit application status online using your MyCity account

Please contact the Building Department if you have any questions, call 250-490-2571 or buildinginfo@penticton.ca