Building Permits

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.
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.
Inspection Services: 
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.
For more information about permits, inspections and the Building Code, contact:
City of Prince Rupert
Development Services Department
424 3rd Ave West
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L7
Tel: (250) 627-0950
Fax: (250) 627-0979
Office Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm Mon to Fri
CLOSED weekends and all Statutory Holidays