The BC Building Code controls the types materials, construction style and number of openings depending on the spatial separation of buildings to control fire spread. The further apart structures are, the more relaxed these controls tend to be. This is called the limiting distance
However, in areas where the fire response time is regularly known to be over 10 minutes and the structure is unspriklered, the limiting distance must be doubled.
For example: A house outside of the 10-minute response time that is 3m from the property line must use the code requirements as if the house was only 1.5m from that line.
The earliest Building Permit record we have on file is dated 1957 -- however, the City of Kimberley has had a Building Permit Bylaw since 1944.
On this site, all Building Permits for every property is available from 2005 onward. As we process older records, Permits from before 2005 will be added. If you search for a property and find no Building Permits associated -- it is safe to assume that no permit has been issued in the past 10 years unless one was just recently issued.
If you are the registered owner of the property you wish to obtain Building Permit records, you can complete a Property Information Request form. If you are placing you property up for sale, your agent can also request this information with your signature.
If you are not the property owner, you can request a Freedom of Infomation Request.
At present, the status of a Building Permit is only updated periodically, often at the beginning of the month. If you are seeking an immediate update to the status of a Building Permit, please call us at City Hall (250) 427-5311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are enquiring about the status of Building Permit that you personally have not submitted or signed for -- or if the permit status states '(Obtain File)' you must submit a Freedom of Information Request to gain access to more information.