Services are available by appointment rather than at the Municipal Hall. (Photo submitted)

Planning, building, and engineering services now available by appointment

Contact the appropriate department before submitting an application

The planning, building, and engineering departments of the Municipality of North Cowichan are now open to the public by appointment.

Residents are asked to continue doing business with North Cowichan online and over the phone where possible and are not encouraged to visit the Municipal Hall on the Trans Canada Highway.

“Even though staff are available to meet with residents face-to-face, we still want folks to try and access services remotely,” noted Mayor Al Siebring. “It’s imperative we continue to prioritize the health and safety of both the public and our staff as we work to deliver the highest level of service we can.”

North Cowichan is accepting and processing completed applications for building permits, subdivisions and land development. Applications can be submitted by mail or left in the designated drop box in the lower lobby of the Municipal Hall during regular business hours.

Building permit applications are also being accepted online. Application forms can be downloaded on the North Cowichan website.

Before submitting an application, contact must be made to confirm requirements and submission procedures.

For building permit applications: email Building@northcowichan.ca or call 250-746-3102.

For subdivision applications, email Engineering@northcowichan.ca or call 250-746-3103.

For development applications, email Planning@northcowichan.ca or call 250-746-3104.

Administrative staff will be available to process payments, but online or phone payment methods are still encouraged.

Transparent partitions, hand sanitizing stations and other measures have been installed at the Municipal Hall to protect the safety of the public and staff. Masks are not required, but the Provincial Health Officer has advised wearing a non-medical mask is beneficial where it’s not possible to maintain proper physical distancing.

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