Bulletins and Guides

The following bulletins have been created to help you understand Penticton's Building Bylaw, the British Columbia Building Code, and other related bylaws (such as Zoning, Business Licence, Fees and Charges, etc).

Building Department Bulletins include the following:


General Building Bulletins

Building Permits Guide

When a permit is required?

[PDF - 280 KB]

Guide for when Building Permits are required.

Building Permit Fee

Building Fees Schedule [PDF - 153 KB]

Current Building/Plumbing Permit Fees.  See Fees and Charges
Bylaw for comprehensive list and fee schedule.

Demolition Permits

Demolition Permit Bulletin
12-04.pdf [PDF - 261 KB]

Guide to demolition permits for buildings greater than
10m2 (108 ft2 ) for the complete, or partial
removal of a building.

Geotechnical Requirements

Geotechnical Requirements
Bulletin 18-02.pdf [PDF - 289 KB]

Overview of when a geotechnical engineer may
be required for Building Permits

Foundation Only Permits

Foundation Only Permit

Bulletin 16-07.pdf [PDF - 127 KB]

Requirements for foundation only permit requests

Hillside Developments

Hillside Developments
Bulletin 19-01.pdf [PDF - 430 KB]

Overview of site development requirements for hillside properties.

Infill Construction 

Infill Construction Bulletin
19-02.pdf [PDF - 873 KB]

Guide to limit the impact of development and construction
within established neighbourhoods, which may post more
challenges than newly developed areas.

Land Title Information

Land Title Information 15-03.pdf
[PDF - 178 KB]

Understanding the charges on title - convenants, easements,
and right-of-ways

Landscaping and Retaining Wall 

Landscaping and Retaining Wall
Bulletin 19-04.pdf [PDF - 413 KB]

Building and Zoning Regulations for Landscaping and
Retaining Walls

Section 57 Notice On Title

Section 57 Bulletin
15-04.pdf [PDF - 150 KB]

Bylaw Contravention Notice on Property Title Information

Solar Panels 

Solar Panels Bulletin
19-03.pdf [PDF - 389 KB]

Permit requirements for installation of Passive Hot Water
and Photovoltaric Solar Panels

Structural Engineer Triggers

Structural Engineer Triggers
Bulletin 18-03.pdf [PDF - 2.3 MB]

Guide to when Registered Professionals are required
for structural design

Survey Requirements

Survey Requirements
Bulletin 18-04.pdf [PDF - 115 KB]

Overview of when survey requirements for building permits
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Residential/Part 9 Bulletins

Accessory Structures

 Accessory Structures Bulletin
16-08.pdf [PDF - 262 KB]

Permit requirements for residential sheds, carports,
and other small structures

Deck Renovation Permits

Deck Renovation Bulletin
15-05.pdf [PDF - 161 KB]

Permit requirements for new, renovated and repairs to decks

Deck Drawing Examples

Deck Drawing Examples

19-05.pdf [PDF - 477 KB]

Standard requirements for permit quality drawings

Geotechnical Requirements

Geotechnical Requirements
Bulletin 18-02.pdf [PDF - 289 KB]

 Overview of when a geotechnical engineer may be
required for Building Permits

Glass Guardrail

Glass Guardrail
Bulletin 13-03.pdf [PDF - 418 KB

Glass Guardrail requirements for Part 9 Buildings

Pool Permits

Pool Bulletin 15-02.pdf [PDF - 389 KB]

Installation and security requirements for private pools,
ponds and spas

Secondary Suites

Secondary Suite Bulletin [PDF - 148 KB]

Building and Zoning Regulations for Secondary Suites.
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Commercial/Multifamily/Fire Prevention Bulletins

Change of Use – Single
Family to Commercial

House Conversions Bulletin 
15-08.pdf [PDF - 108 KB]

Building Code requirements for converting a single

family dwelling (SFD) into commercial uses.

Fire Alarm Permits

*under revision

Permit requirements for the installation of new, or upgrade an
existing, fire alarm system

Fire, Flood, or
Grow-up Properties

Damage Repair Permits
Bulletin 12-09.pdf [PDF - 165 KB]

Permit requirements for damaged structures and buildings

Fire Flow Calcuations

*under revision

A guide to the City of Penticton's regulations for
providing fire flow calculations
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Inspection Related Bulletins

Cold Weather Protection

Cold Weather Bulletin
12-11.pdf [PDF - 106 KB]

Regulations pertaining to working in cold weather conditions

Construction Noise

Construction Noise
Bulletin 12-03.pdf [PDF - 293 KB]

Regulations pertaining to hours of construction and
exemption requests

Exterior Weather Protection

Exterior Protection
Bulletin 16-09.pdf [PDF - 189 KB]

Inspection requirements for projects involving thermal assemblies

Field Inspection Safety

Field Inspection Safety
Bulletin 12-01.pdf [PDF - 99 KB]

Outine for minimum site safety standards requirements
for field inspections.

Footing and Foundation
Framework Inspections

Footing and Foundation
Inspection Bulletin 18-05.pdf [PDF - 107 KB]

Overview for footing and foundation inspections

Inspection Schedule

Residential Inspection
Schedule - Part 9.pdf [PDF - 176 KB]

Inspection schedule - Required inspections for Part 9
simple building projects

Protection of City Boulevards
and Trees

Boulevard Protection
Bulletin 16-10.pdf [PDF - 252 KB]

Requirements to ensure the protection of city boulevards
and trees during construction.
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