Free BC Building Codes in Around Town

August 29, 2019

As of April 1, 2019, electronic versions of the National Building Code of Canada were made available at no cost and the changes eliminated the royalties B.C. pays to the federal government.

The BC Building Codes are now available online for free, and printed copies will be provided at a reduced price. Learn more at Building Links.

The Province of B.C. will now offer free digital versions of the B.C Building Codes and printed copies will be available at a reduced rate. Nearly 5,000 people who purchased the code on or after Sept. 5, 2018, will be receiving refunds.

The Government of Canada and the Province are refunding approximately $2.5 million in total: $1.875 million from Canada and $625,000 from B.C. Refund cheques will be mailed over the next four to six weeks.

To access the codes, visit the B.C. publications site:  

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