Building permits

If you require a building permit application, please contact City Hall at 250-992-2111.

Do I need a building permit?

Are you undergoing a building or renovation project? There are some cases where you may not need a building permit. By providing responses to a few questions below, our interactive tool may give you an idea of whether you need a permit.

If you are representing a commercial or industrial project you should always consult the City of Quesnel. If otherwise in doubt, please consult the City of Quesnel Building Bylaw. The bylaws outline more specifically when a building permit is, and is not required. You can also contact our development services staff (250-992-2111).

Note, much of Red Bluff, Ten Mile Lake and other outlying neighbourhoods are not technically within the City of Quesnel.
Note, many changes require a building permit (occupancy change permit), please contact staff to confirm. i.e. beauty salan to office, restaurant to office, restaurant to daycare, commercial to residential, residential to commercial

If your construction or building project is outside the City of Quesnel boundaries, you will not need a permit from the City. However, you may require a permit from the Cariboo Regional District. Contact them at 250-992-7400.

Please check the City of Quesnel boundary map to determine whether you are in the City boundary.

Yes, you will likely need a building permit from the City of Quesnel. Keep in mind that the conditions of building/development are site- and construction-type specific. Therefore, prior to making an application, it is recommended to meet with development services staff (250-992-2111).

No, unless in a bedroom or commercial building.

No, but ensure you do not compromise your ventilation.

No, ensure you check setback requirements.

No, ensure the fence is on your property.

Under typical circumstances, you probably do not require a City of Quesnel Building Permit for the work you have selected above. If there are multiple aspects to your project, please revise your answers above accordingly to see if anything you are doing requires a building permit. Also, if in doubt, please call our development services staff to get clarification (250-992-2111).

Please check the options under house to see which apply.

Revise answer to house, and proceed with options thereunder.

Please consult the City of Quesnel Building Bylaw. The bylaws outline more specifically when a building permit is, and is not required. You can also contact our development services staff (250-992-2111).