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.
Regulations and Forms required for Building Permits can be found on the Regulations and Forms page.
Effective immediately, the District is implementing a building permit ‘pre-application review’ prior to accepting a formal application.
The District will review all submissions prior to accepting a formal building permit application to ensure:
- The application is complete; and
- The applicant understands all that is needed to assess a building permit.
Please note: Incomplete submissions will be granted a secondary review, if it is still deemed incomplete any further submissions will go at the back of the queue.
Read more about the Pre-Application Review in this backgrounder.
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.
*Updated October 20, 2020
Small Building Permits (Accessory Buildings, Additions, Renovations etc.)
Small Building Permits
A building permit must be obtained prior to commencing the construction for any structure that is over 108 square feet. A small building permit includes renovations, additions, swimming pools, detached garages, accessory buildings etc. An application can be made in person in the Building Division located at 7337 Welton Street, Mission, BC with a $150 deposit (payable by cash, cheque or debit only). To ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible, it is important to have all the required documentation submitted along with your application
Building Permits for Demolition of Buildings
A demolition permit must be obtained prior to demolishing buildings on your property. Prior to applying, please email email@example.com stating what you are demolishing and the property address.
Review the Guide to Demolition Permits
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.
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:
All forms required for the placing of a mobile home can be found on the Building Regulations and Forms page.
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.
For sign permit fees and regulations, please refer to Sign Bylaw 1662-1987.
Building Permits for Swimming Pools
A building permit is required when constructing a private residential swimming pool.
The application forms for your swimming pool can be found here
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 5949-2020, Section 112, A – Fencing