Building Department General Information
Before you Begin your Construction/Renovation
Know that ALL trades working on your construction project must have a valid business licence to work in the Village of Anmore. Business licence applications can be found here.
Please ensure that your contractor has portable sanitary facilities on site if no facilities are available.
Calling for an Inspection
The Municipality does all inspections except for electrical and gas inspections. Please call for an inspection at least 24 hours prior to the day the inspection is required.
- General (Municipal) Inspections: To request an inspection; call 604 469 9877
- Electrical and/or Gas Inspections: Contact Technical Safety BC (formerly BC Safety Authority)
You can expect our Building Inspector to arrive for your requested inspection anytime between 12:00pm – 3:00pm.
Construction Noise – be a good neighbour
We are part of a semi-rural residential neighbourhood, please be considerate of your neighbours.
- Weekdays (Monday through Friday), before 7:00am and after 7:00pm
- Saturdays, before 9:00am and after 4:00pm
- Sundays and Holidays*, at any time.
*Holidays means New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, British Columbia Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
“Construction Noise means noise from commercial construction, specifically the erection, demolition, construction, reconstruction, alteration or repair of any building and the construction or installation of subdivision infrastructure including heavy equipment and trucks.”
Soil Deposit Permits
If you require soil to be placed on your property, you will require a Soil Deposit Permit (available from Village Hall). The cost of the permit is $100.00 and permits are valid for 90 days. You will also be required to deposit a $5,000 bond with the Village, in the form of either a letter of credit or cash. Your bond will be returned to you upon completion of the deposit of soil and a subsequent inspection by Municipal Staff to determine that there has been no damage to municipal property. If you require a soil deposit permit to place soil on your septic field, your permit fees maybe waived, pending confirmation from the Health Unit that soil is required. You are still required to apply for this permit.
Municipal Water and Water Meters
If you are needing to connect to the water system, the request for a water meter will be included as part of your building permit. Our municipal water service is managed by our Public Works department. Allow 2-3 weeks for the meter to be installed.
After you are connected to the water system we will issue you an invoice prorating the fees for the remainder of the year. Water is billed to residents twice per year (spring and fall) as part of the municipality’s utility taxes. For more information on water rates visit our Utility Charges page.
If you are required to install a driveway culvert you will be required to arrange for a Driveway Access Permit Application.
All tree removals are subject to the Village of Anmore Tree Management Bylaw No. 430-2007. If you are wanting to clear your property for building purposes, or if you are wanting to cut down ANY TREE, you will be required to have a Tree Removal Permit Application The Village of Anmore must be advised of any tree removals by way of a permit, even if the removal is compliant with the allowance set by the municipal bylaws. The bylaw explains what constitutes a ‘tree’ and what is permitted to be removed. If the bylaws are breached, the fine is $1,000 per tree. Any trees deemed dead or dangerous can be removed ONLY if deemed so in writing by a certified arborist, and upon subsequent approval of the Village of Anmore.
Hours of Operations
The Building Inspector is available at the Village Hall for questions or concerns regarding your building needs:
- Mon-Fri 8:30am – 10:00am
- Outside of these hours, email the Building Inspector
The Plan Checker is available at the Village Hall for questions regarding your construction plans:
- Tuesdays & Fridays 9:00am – 1:00pm
- Outside of these hours, email the Plan Checker