Home Improvements and Renos

Looking for information about home renovations? Building a deck or fence, or wanting to finish your basement? Find out what permits you need and how to apply. 

You’ll need a Building Permit if you are building:

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
  • New residences (such as carriage house) may require proof of registration from Licencing and Consumer Services (formerly Homeowner Protection Office HPO)
  • Building Permit Fee and Fine Schedule - 2016-02-16-Building Dept Fees.pdf [PDF - 123 KB]
  • It could take two to five weeks for an application to be reviewed and processed, depending on the volume of applications
  • 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 .