Building permits are required for all renovations, construction projects and structural work. You can apply for the Permits by downloading and completing the corresponding form and return it, in person with a complete drawing, to the Development Services Department of the City of Prince Rupert.
Plumbing permits, specifically, are required if you want to:
- Install, change, or upgrade any part of a plumbing system
- Do repair or replacement work, if you have to:
- Open walls
- Move pipes
- Change other plumbing or pipes
- Install or replace gas-powered appliances such as hot water tanks
The Building Permit approval process varies with the type of application received. For residential renovations, please allow at least three business days for approval. Please remember that a Permit is not valid unless approved by the Building Inspector first. Site inspections are required after a building permit has been issued. Permit fees vary according to the cost of development.
Would you like to start an application? Please find the City’s Permit Application below
Staff members in the Development Services Department are responsible for approving building plans, issuing building permits and inspecting construction. They are also responsible to evaluate if construction is in compliance with the Zoning Bylaw, development regulations and the requirements of the BC Building Code. Staff members may be called upon to provide advice to builders on the interpretation of codes, and they work closely with the agencies in other departments.