Due to high volume, permit complexity and reduced staffing levels, review of building permit applications is taking up to four months within the Comox Valley Regional District Electoral Areas A, B and C.
“We want to thank the public for their patience as we work through these challenges,” said Alana Mullaly, general manager of planning and development services. “We understand that a lengthy building permit review period can frustrate a project that is already challenged by escalating construction costs and labour shortages. We are therefore introducing enhanced systems to work through our backlog and ensure we can support property owners to advance their projects.”
If you’re looking for ways to help reduce your permit wait time, here are some tips:
•Submit your building permit applications in digital form.
•Review the Building Permit Checklist to ensure your project has the required information when you submit.
•Call us to discuss your project early in your planning stage to avoid surprises.