Comox streamlines building permit process

The Town of Comox has issued its first two building permits for single-family homes in less than a day of processing time.

The Town of Comox has issued its first two building permits for new construction of single-family homes in less than a day of processing time.

This marks the first time a local builder has taken advantage of the Enhanced Building Permit Processing program that was established in November, the Town of Comox says in a news release.

“This is another phase of one of the goals in our strategic plan to Improve the level of customer service in the town,” says Mayor Paul Ives. “We listened to the building community that requested speedier processing times and with their co-operation, have found a way of achieving it.”

Under the program, applicants ensure any related approvals have been obtained and document their plans conformance to the B.C. building code and Town land use regulations. In return, the Town prioritizes the processing of their application.

“It’s the classic win-win,” adds Ives. “Both the developer and Town benefit from the reduced processing times of complete, easily checked applications.”

— Town of Comox