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Building

The primary function and responsibility of City of Langford's Building Department is to administer and enforce the BC Building Code and City of Langford Building and Plumbing Bylaw 1160.

The Building Department issues building permits, conducts any and all required building inspections The Building Department is also one of the four departments involved in the process of a Business Licence application.

In addition to building duties, the department also processes Board of Variance issues, and prepares applications, agendas and minutes for such meetings. A member of the Building Department also acts as the secretary to the Board.

The City's Building Department consists of a Building Inspection Manager, a Senior Building Inspector, a Building Inspector, and two Assistants, all of whom are more than willing to offer one-on-one consultation in person at City Hall or by phone.

Building Permits

One of the chief responsibilities of the Building Department is the issuance of Building Permits.

Every owner shall obtain all required permits or approvals, pay all fees and provide all deposits prior to the commencement of work. Permit applications are to be submitted to the City of Langford's Building Department. General guidelines are available when you apply for a permit.

Apply for a Permit

To apply for any of the following permits, please use our Permit Application Form.

  • Residential
  • Additions and Alterations
  • Multi-Family and Duplex
  • Industrial: Commercial-Institutional
  • Plumbing Permit
  • Chimney Permit

You may be required to fill out an Owners Authorization if you are not the owner of the property. This form is to be used only with the Building Permit Application process and will not be accepted for any other purpose.

This form Consent to Release Information is to be signed by the property owner(s) to authorize Langford to release property information.

Documents required for the 2 day permit program can be found here.  

A Show Home Declaration Form is required to be completed and submitted for all Show Home Permits. 

Commonly required inspections can be found here.

Fence regulations are contained in Zoning Bylaw 300 Section 3.21.03

Electrical and gas permits are issued through the Technical Safety BC.  You can also reach them via their toll free number by dialling 1-866-566-7233.

Installation and repair of septic tanks and/or septic fields is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure any alteration, repair, or install of a new system is handled by either a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practioner (ROWP) or a Professional Engineer.

All documentation to verify the scope fo work to the system shall be submitted to the City by one of the required Practioner's mentioned.

For further information contact either the Building Department at 250-474-6692 or Vancouver Island Health Authority at 250-519-3645.

A list of registered ROWP's may be found here.  

A list of professional Engineers may be found here.  

More Information

Purchase the BC Building Code

Building and Plumbing Bylaw 1160

For further information please contact the Langford Building Department by:

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