Building Permits

NOTICE: Inspection Requests: The City of Kamloops is revising the time frame to request an inspection for building permit projects. As of March 15, 2020, inspection requests will need to be completed by 2:00 pm one day before the required inspection. Inspections can be requested from the the Building Inspection Section by calling 250-828-3300 or on MyCity (if your project is registered).

A Building Permit is required in order to:

  • erect a new building or structure, including retaining walls over 1.2 m in height; swimming pool; and hot tubs
  • to demolish, relocate, repair, alter, or make additions to an existing building or structure

A siting permit is required for sheds 10 m² or less.

A Building Permit is not required for:

  • fences, sidewalks, and planters
  • retaining walls that are less than 1.2 m in height
  • painting, decorating, and general maintenance
  • minor repairs, using the same or similar materials, for maintenance that does not affect any electrical or mechanical work

Applicable fees are listed in Building Bylaw No. 11-80 (Appendix A).

Permit Application Forms