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Permits and Inspections

The City of Langford’s Building Department primary function is to administer and enforce the BC Building Code and City of Langford’s Building and Plumbing Bylaw No. 1160. This is accomplished by issuing permits and conducting inspections to ensure compliance with above. The Department also processes Board of Variance issues.  

Contact information for the Department is phone (250) 474-6692 or email is

Building permits are issued for, but not limited to, construction projects that involve:

  • erecting any new structure greater than 10 m2 or 107 ft2
  • adding floor area and/or components to an existing structure
  • finishing or altering the interior only of a structure
  • moving or demolishing a structure
  • any installation, alteration, or repair of sprinkler system (plumbing permit)

Commonly Required Inspections

Inspections can be requested by calling (250) 474.6692 or by emailing (requests received before noon will try to be accommodated for next day inspections)

Application for Different Types of Permits

To apply for any of the following permits please click on the highlighted links below:

Who Can Obtain a Permit?

Expedited Permits

Show Home Declaration

Foundation Only

Residential - One- and Two-Family Residences, Carriage Houses, Garden Suites (new)

Residential - Garages, Decks, Secondary Suites, and Alterations

Residential - Mobile Homes

Residencial - Multi-Family - 3+ Dwellings (new)

Plumbing and Sprinkler


Demolition and Strip-out

Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional (new)

Tenant Improvements

All contractors doing work in the City of Langford require a valid business license.

Septic Tanks and Fields Resources

Bylaws, Application Forms, and Information Handouts

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