The primary function and responsibility of City of Langford's Building Department is to administer and enforce the BC Building Code and City of Langford Building and Plumbing Bylaw 1160.
The Building Department issues building permits, conducts any and all required building inspections The Building Department is also one of the four departments involved in the process of a Business Licence applicatation.
In addition to building duties, the department also processes Board of Variance issues, and prepares applications, agendas and minutes for such meetings. A member of the Building Department also acts as the secretary to the Board.
The City's Building Department consists of a Building Inspection Manager, a Senior Building Inspector, a Building Inspector, and two secretaries, all of whom are more than willing to offer one-on-one consultation in person at City Hall or by phone.
One of the chief responsibilities of the Building Department is the issuance of Building Permits.
Every owner shall obtain all required permits or approvals, pay all fees and provide all deposits prior to the commencement of work. Permit applications are to be submitted to the City of Langford's Building Department. General guidelines are available when you apply for a permit.
Apply for a Permit
To apply for any of the following permits, please use our Permit Application Form [PDF - 113 KB].
- Additions and Alterations
- Multi-Family and Duplex
- Industrial: Commercial-Institutional
- Plumbing Permit
- Chimney Permit
You may be required to fill out anOwners Authorization [PDF - 292 KB] if are not the owner of the property.
Documents required for the 2 day permit program can be found here [PDF - 78 KB].
Commonly required inspections can be found here [PDF - 78 KB].
Fence regulations are contained in Zoning Bylaw 300 Section 3.21.03 [PDF - 6.5 MB]
Electrical and gas permits are issued through the BC Safety Authority
Installation and repair of septic tanks and/or septic fields can be obtained through Vancouver Island Health Authority
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