Development Services are provided by the department of Community Sustainability.
Building Permits and Development Applications
The District is committed to continuing to provide building inspection services during the Covid-19 public health emergency so long as we are able to ensure the safety of our workers and the public. As the District Office is closed to the public, completed building permit applications, plans, and documents can be submitted in person by appointment only. Be sure to include a cheque for the processing fee along with your application. Alternatively, applications can be couriered to 121 Third St. Tofino, BC V0R2Z0.
To Make An Appointment: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main office at 250-725-3229 ext. 608.
To limit contact, please follow the drop off instructions provided to you when booking your appointment.
Please note that only complete submissions will be processed. Read the Building Permit Checklist to ensure you have a complete submission. If information is missing, staff will contact you by phone or email.
Once your application has been processed you will receive instructions by email regarding fee payment and receiving your permit documents. For more information please contact the Building Inspector at email@example.com or by calling 250-726-6349.
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Building permits are required for new buildings as well as changes to existing buildings. If you're ready to get started on your new development or home renovation, applying for the proper permits is your first step. See the sections below for building & development applications and resources.
NEW: Download the Building Permit Guide to see a description of necessary forms and processes.
NEW: Learn about the BC Energy Step Code, effective in Tofino as of January 31, 2020.
The following forms must be submitted for ALL Building Permits:
- Building Permit Checklist
- Building Permit Application
- Owner's Declaration and Authorization of Agent
CLICK TO VIEW: Additional Building Forms You May Need
CLICK TO VIEW: Development Application Forms
CLICK TO VIEW: Building and Development Resources
The District of Tofino and the District of Ucluelet share a building inspector. Building Inspetion services are provided in Tofino on: