Permits

Every owner, or his or her agent, shall obtain a permit required in connection with the proposed construction prior to commencing construction on his or her real property.

Permit applications may be made through the District of Mission’s Building/Inspection Services Department.  General guidelines are available outlining what is required when you apply for a permit:

Building permit application Building Permit Application form

Building permit application checklist for Commercial, Industrial and Institutional building Tenant Improvements:

T.I. building permit application checklist

All construction must conform to the current B.C. Building Code.

Regulations regarding fences are contained within Zoning Bylaw 5050-2009, Section 111, A.

Reference can also be made to Building Bylaw 3590-2003 which provides for the administration of the Building Code in the District of Mission.

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RESIDENTIAL HEATING OIL STORAGE TANKS:

The District of Mission does not require permits for oil tank removal and no one from the District will come out to look after the fact.  We highly recommend removing old tanks – particularly if you are thinking of selling your property.  Former owners of contaminated sites can still be held liable years after they have sold a property under the Environmental Management Act’s Contaminated Sites Regulation so it’s a good idea to remove any potentially contaminating substance sooner than later.  Hiring a good contractor should do-you should be able to tell you if you see signs of contamination that would need looking at by an environmental consultant.  The Ministry of Environment has a factsheet that you may want to look at:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/DownloadAsset?assetId=1742EE9C69324EBF88FAA64C2E3F7DC8&filename=fs32.pdf

No reports to the District are required but I recommend that people document the removal with pictures, receipts etc.

You can also go to Fortis Gas and ask about “off-oil” reports as they record when a house was put on gas.  If the  house was in existence prior to receiving gas, likely would have been on oil.

People should pump oil out of old tanks and have it recycled by calling BC Used Oil Manufacturing  Association. Sand should be placed in tanks after pumping out.