Building Permit Applications & Checklists

Contact the Building Department at or 250-478-5999

Colwood will continue to receive Building Permit applications during the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice.

Call 250-478-5999 to make an appointment to deposit completed Building Permit and Plumbing Permit applications at Colwood City Hall in the blue box at the Front Counter.

Permit fees must be paid by cheque provided along with the application.Postdated cheques (or absent payment) will not be accepted and the application will not be processed.

Pick up of approved permits can be arranged by emailing or calling 250-478-5999.

We are working hard to make Colwood's building permit process as quick and easy as possible while maintaining the City's safety, livability and sustainability for you, your neighbours, and future property owners and residents.

When do I need a permit?

The City is here to help. Get in touch at before you start your building project. Our staff will assist you to determine which permits you need and walk you through the process so you can speak to your contractor with confidence and take advantage of the benefits of working with a permit.

The City of Colwood does NOT issue the following permits:

How do I book an inspection?

For more information, please contact the Building Inspection Assistant at or call 250.478.5999.

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