Four months for Building Permits in the Comox Valley Regional District in Around Town

August 25, 2022

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Due to high volume and reduced staffing levels, review of building permit applications is taking up to four months within the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Electoral Areas A,B, and C.

The Comox Valley Regional District is experiencing a backlog of building permits and applicants should expect delays up to four months.

Alana Mullaly, the General Manager of Planning and Development Services has stated that the CVRD is introducing enhanced systems to work through the backlog to support property owners with obtaining a building permit. 

Building Services is current prioritizing applications that have external timing pressures, such as the short construction window on Mt. Washington, and dwelling units that help address the current challenging housing market. The department is also working with applicants to plan for timely inspections.

To reduce permit wait time: submit applications in digital form, follow the checklist –, include ALL supporting documents and contact staff early in the planning stage to avoid surprises. Incomplete applications will not be accepted for review. 

Find more information visit or call 250.334.6000.

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