COVID-19 Information and Update:  At this time, the RDBN is continuing to provide Building Inspection services with no anticipated change in our schedule.  This includes service in all rural areas, and for the District of Houston, Village of Telkwa, Village of Granisle, Village of Burns Lake, Village of Fraser Lake, and  District of Fort St. James.  Please continue to book inspection using regular procedures, or call the RDBN at 1-800-320-3339 or 250-692-3195 if you have any questions. Please note that the Building Inspectors will conduct indoor inspection of occupied buildings at their discretion.

The Regional District regulates the construction, alteration, repair or demolition of buildings and structures for the health, safety and protection of persons.  The Regional District has adopted Building Bylaw No. 1634, 2012 which provides for the regulation of building and requires a permit prior to building within the building regulation service area. 

The Regional District operates the  Building Regulation service in all of the electoral areas within the Regional District.  The Regional District also provides building inspection service for the Village of Burns Lake, Village of Fraser Lake, the Village of Granisle and the District of Fort St. James.

Anyone constructing, altering, repairing, moving or demolishing a building within the defined building regulation service area may be required to first obtain a permit from the Building Inspectors.  Building permits may be required for:

  • New construction
  • Demolition
  • Renovations
  • Wood heating installations
  • Installing a manufactured home
  • Decks