Building Bylaw Changes

The City of Penticton is currently undergoing changes to permit processing and inspections as part of the modernization of the Building Bylaw which is effective November 1, 2018. These changes were made to be in alignment with the BC Building Act.  The changes will also improve efficiencies within the department to better service our designers and builders while ensuring the needs of the community are being met.

Over the next few months new forms, checklists, guides and bulletins will be posted to keep you updated on the changes related to the Building Bylaw and associated permit and inspection requirement changes. We look forward to keeping the lines of communication open and welcome your feedback via or 250-490-2571.

Building Bylaw 2018-01:
2018-01 Building Bylaw [PDF - 207 KB]

Permit Application for Single Family(SFD)/Duplex:
SFD-Duplex BP Package.pdf [PDF - 642 KB]

New Bulletins:

SFD Application Notice: 
SFD Application Notice Bulletin 18-01 [PDF - 112 KB]
Geotechnical Requirements:
Geotechnical Requirements Bulletin 18-02 [PDF - 289 KB]
Structural Engineer Triggers:  
Structural Engineer Triggers Bulletin 18-03 [PDF - 2.3 MB]
Survey Requirements:  
Survey Requirements Bulletin 18-04 [PDF - 115 KB]
Footing and Foundation Inspection:  
Footing and Foundation Inspection Bulletin 18-05 [PDF - 107 KB]

Please note the BC Step Energy Code -Step One will be implemented in Penticton on March 15, 2019. For information regarding the Energy Step Code, please go to or BC Energy Step Code Implementation in Penticton.