The Village has a contract with the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen for the provision of Building Inspection services. Inspectors are in the Village Office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:45 am to 12:30 pm. Please contact the Village Office to arrange for an appointment or to request an on-site inspection.
Application for Building Permits can be made at the Village Office. Depending on the complexity of the application, initial plan checking takes approximately two weeks for a single family dwelling and four weeks for commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings.
Building Permits are required for:
Permit fees vary according to the cost of development.
After a building permit is issued several site inspections are required prior to final approval and the issuance of an occupancy permit.
Approved Plans are required on-site for all inspections. Civic address must be posted at the site.
Every owner shall give at least twenty-four (24) hours notice to staff when requesting an inspection. Building Official's acceptance of the above noted work is required prior to concealing it. When a Registered Professional provides letters of assurance on a project, field reviews shall be on-site for the Building Official at time of inspection.
Application for Demolition Permits
In order to authorize the demolition or removal of buildings or structures, property owners must first apply for and obtain an approved Demolition Permit from the Village of Keremeos.
A Demolition Permit application costs $80 and requires that a recent State of Title Certificate be enclosed with the application (which the Village can complete at an additional charge of $11). The owner must also pass an inspection of the demolition site by the Building Inspector.
Please be advised that Demolition Permit applications must also be accompanied by and remain in compliance with an approved waste disposal plan authorized by the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen. Applicants must also apply for an RDOS Waste Disposal Application for Demolition & Renovation Waste in order for their Demolition Permit with the Village of Keremeos to be approved.
For information on the RDOS Waste Disposal Application, please visit the RDOS Public Works Solid Waste Demolition, Renovation & Construction Waste Information page or phone (250) 490-4144.
To view a flowchart of the required steps of a demolition process, please click here. A comprehensive breakdown of all the required steps within the demolition process can also be found by clicking here.