Building Permits, Property Files & Inspections

Building Permit Information

Building Permit Application Package

Building Bylaw No. 1758, 2021

Quick Reference to Popular Building Bylaw Sections:

Quick Reference to Applicable Section of Fees and Charges Bylaw:

Building Permits: Frequently Asked Questions

Building Permit Requirements for:

     Industry Standard Drawings

     Steel Structures

     Suspended Slab

Accessing Property Building Files

Effective April 6, 2021, a fee of $75 is required for accessing property building files, as per  Miscellaneous Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 1541.

Frequently Asked Questions: Property Building File(s)

Access Property Building File(s) Application Form

Office Hours and Arranging Inspection

Phone in your inspection request  at anytime using the 24 Hour Inspection Request Line. Call (250) 550-1515 and leave a voicemail with your request and information. 

Regular office hours are from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).


WorkSafeBC oversees all blasting in British Columbia, including the certification of blasting professionals and regulation of workplace safety. In addition to WorkSafeBC requirements, blasting companies must also comply with their insurance companies.

Current Blasting in Coldstream

Location Estimated Timeline Details Company Contact

Top of Sarsons Road

(Avillia Development)

Start Date: July 13, 2022

Duration: Approx. 10 days

One minute prior to blasting twelve short whistle blasts will sound.

After the blast has cleared, there will be one horn blast for 5 seconds.

Tyler Munday

McCaws Drilling

Blasting Regulation

Blasting is provincially regulated:

In addition to WorkSafeBC, blasting companies must also comply with the requirements of their insurance companies. Insurance companies have requirements for blasting notification, pre-blast surveys and intensities of allowable blasts. Blasting companies are responsible to record information for every blast by using a seismograph on the worksite – an instrument used to measure the intensity of the blasts.

Blasting Notification

WorkSafeBC considers proper blasting notification as follows:

  1. 12 short audible whistle signals followed by a 2 minute pause;
  2. Blast will be detonated;
  3. A longer whistle signal to indicate 'All Clear' after detonation.

Blasting Complaints

All complaints regarding blasting should go to the blasting company first to attempt resolution. If no satisfactory resolution is found, please contact WorkSafeBC at 1-800-621-7233 to provide details of the blasting complaint.

Damage from Blasting

If you suspect that blasting has caused damage to your home or property, please contact both the blasting company as well as your own insurance representative immediately. All damage claims associated with blasting must be managed and settled directly between the blasting company and the claimant.

Contact Information

Please see the District Staff Directory


The District of Coldstream
9901 Kalamalka Road
Coldstream, BC V1B 1L6
Tel: (250) 545-5304
Fax: (250) 545-4733
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on Statutory Holidays
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