New Building Bylaw - Open House

Posted: March 14, 2019

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*New* Building Bylaw - Feedback Wanted!

Open House
Who: Builders, Construction Industry, Public
Where: Council Chambers (380 Campbell Street)
When: Wednesday, March 27th, 4-6PM

The new Building Act adopted by the BC Government in 2017 is designed to increase efficiency and productivity and support innovation; in essence, to modernize the building regulatory system. The new Act has made it necessary to develop a new District of Tofino building bylaw to accommodate the new provincial regulations.


Please find below links to the proposed new Building Bylaw, the report to Council, draft policies and procedures.

Some of the more significant changes from the old Building Bylaw include:

  • Inspection requests (7.13)
  • Applications (10.4)
  • Permit fees and deposits (10.7 & 10.8 & Schedule A)
  • Application expiration (10.18)
  • Inspections (10.28)
  • Re-inspection fees (10.44)
  • Temporary buildings (10.57)
  • Step Code

Report to Council (Background information provided to Council on Feb. 26, 2019)

Buidling Bylaw No. 1256, 2019 (DRAFT - First Reading)

Proposed Building Bylaw Fees (DRAFT)

Building and Development Policy (DRAFT)

Building and Development Procedures (DRAFT)

Step Code Policy (DRAFT)

Feedback and Questions can be sent to:

Nicholas Henderson
Building Inspector
250-725-3229 ext. 702