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About Building Permits

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

All construction must conform to the current BC Building Code (copies can be viewed at the Fraser Valley Regional Library) and Building Bylaw 3590-2003.

Regulations and Forms required for Building Permits can be found on the Regulations and Forms page.

General guidelines are available for applying for a permit for each of the following categories:

Single Family Dwelling

Building Permits for Single Family Dwellings

A building permit must be obtained prior to commencing the construction of your new home. An application can be made in person in the Building Department at the Municipal Hall. To ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible, it is important to have all the required documentation submitted along with your application.

Review the Building Permit Application Guidelines for One and Two Family Dwelling Units

Multi-Family, Commercial, Industrial & Institutional Buildings

Building Permits for Multi-family, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional

A building permit must be obtained prior to commencing the construction of any structure in the District of Mission. An application can be made in person in the Building Department at the Municipal Hall. To ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible, it is important to have all the required documentation submitted along with your application.

Review the Building Permit Application Guidelines for Multi-Family Commercial Industrial and Institutional

 

Placing a Mobile Home

Placing a Mobile Home

The Planning Department must approve the use of a mobile home on the property to ensure that the requirements of the Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan are met.

All Mobile homes must be certified to the CSA-Z240 ‘Mobile Homes’ standard.

Mobile homes to be used as a second dwelling shall have a covenant registered on title that restricts the mobile home to the approved Zoning Bylaw use.

To apply for a building permit to place a mobile home on a property the following guidelines should be followed:

Mobile Home Guidelines

All forms required for the placing of a mobile home can be found on the Building Regulations and Forms page.

Sign Permit

Sign Permits

Any exterior sign requires a sign permit, whether it is a permanent sign or a temporary sign.

In most cases, permanent signs must also comply with the Planning Departments Development Permit guidelines for the area.

The  sign permit application and guidelines for sign permits can be obtained at the District of Mission Building Department and the application for a temporary sign permit is also available.

For sign permit fees and regulations, please refer to Sign Bylaw 1662-1987.

Swimming Pool

Building Permits for Swimming Pools

A building permit is required when constructing a private residential swimming pool.

Private residential swimming pools must be sited at not less than 1.5 metres (4.92 feet) from any lot line as per the general provisions within Zoning Bylaw 5050-2009.

A “private residential swimming pool” means a structure used or intended to be used for swimming, bathing or wading, and having a surface area exceeding 14 square metres (150.7 square feet) and a depth exceeding 600 mm (23.62 inches).

Every owner of a private residential swimming pool shall:

  • enclose the pool within a fence not less than 1.2m (4 feet) in height, with no opening or gap greater than 50mm (2 inches) and no horizontal member or attachment located between 100 mm (4 inches) and 900 mm (36 inches) above ground level on the outside of the fence that will facilitate climbing.
  • wire mesh fencing and gates will only be accepted where:
  • The mesh is diagonal,
  • The mesh strands are no more than 50 mm (2 inches) apart in both directions,
  • The mesh strands have been woven, welded, or otherwise constructed in such a manner as to be dimensionally stable,
  • The fence and gate are securely braced top and bottom to prevent sagging, bulging, or lifting; and
  • The fence and gate are a minimum of 1.2m (4 feet) in height.
  • permit access to the area enclosed by the required pool fence, other than through a dwelling unit, by means of a self-closing and self-latching door or gate designed to return to the secured latched position when not in use.
  • latches securing access doors and gates shall not be accessible from outside of the fence, and shall be located a minimum of 200 mm (8 inches) from the top of the door or gate; and a minimum of 450 mm (18 inches) from any opening in the door, gate, or fence.
Regulations to Construct a Fence

Construction Fence Regulations

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