Inspections & Permits
The revised B.C. Building Code, B.C. Plumbing Code, and B.C. Fire Code came into effect Dec. 20, 2013. New building permit applications must comply with the requirements of 2012 building code. Building permits submitted before Dec. 20 will be governed by the 2006 edition of the B.C. Codes. Examples of changes to the building code include a requirement for interconnected, or hard-wired, smoke alarms in every bedroom, as well as new requirements for radon soil gas mitigation.
The new B.C. Building Codes is available for purchase at bccodes.ca.
Visit the Building Code changes for 9.32 & 9.36 here.
See Bulletin 14-04 BCBC Energy Efficiency Requirements for SFD here.
The Building & Permitting Branch oversees all inspection services and issues permits and licenses. Located on the second floor of City Hall, our customer service agents can help you with a full range of development services.
Qualified staff are responsible for:
Staff members can provide advice to builders on the interpretation of codes, and they work closely with the agencies responsible for inspections, electrical, gas and sewage disposal permits.
Approved Building Permits
Monthly Building Permit Statistics
National Building Code
2012 Building Code Changes
Building, heating and plumbing inspection requests can be made online. Permit numbers are required.
Inspection Requests Inspector Areas
Any person owning or operating a business within the City of Kelowna must obtain an annual business licence to be prominently displayed in their place of business. Business licences can be renewed when there are no changes to an existing licence using our online Business Licence Renewal system.
The Government BizPal online service provides a customized list of permits and licences from all levels of government that you may require for your business.
Applications can be made on the second floor of City Hall for:
Business Licence Bylaw
2nd Floor City Hall
1435 Water Street
Phone: 250 469-8960 Fax: 250 862-3314
24 Hours Inspection Request