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This is your chance to catch up on updates and changes to Building Department practices and processes. Please feel free to continue the discussion with us at or 250-490-2571.


Safety Requirements and Hazardous Materials

The City’s Building Department has redeveloped site safety protocols to ensure the safety of its inspection staff. Effective immediately any works on buildings constructed prior to 1990 will require a hazardous materials assessment prior to a building/plumbing permit being issued. At this point there appears to be very little grey area in exemptions, but we can evaluate on a case-by-case basis for small projects or where older buildings have been previously renovated.

Our safety relies heavily on your companies safety protocols.  We hope to continue working together to ensure the safety of everyone involved in renovation projects.

City's Hazardous Materials page

Digital Drawing - Permit Submissions

The Building Department is moving to implement a full digital building permit submission system.  Until we go-live, we are encouraging the submission of digital drawings for our review and issuance.  

We are using Bluebeam Revue to review, comment and mark up the drawings.  Your Building Official will contact you if your project drawings are being issued as a digital set.

Learn More!

New Team Member! Building Official Level 1

Welcome to Liam Overstall! Liam has joined our team as a Building Official Level 01. He was with us for the month of August as part of his studies in the Okanagan College Sustainable Building Technology program. Liam will be bringing his experience in construction, and recent studies to focus on Single Family Dwelling (SFD) type permit reviews and some inspections. He will also be the lead on SFD general permits, code inquiries and Step Code.

Email Liam

Industry Safety Workshop - Mark Your Calendars!

The Building department is hosting an Industry Safety Workshop and year end wrap up.  Light lunch provided.  Seating is limited, please register below!

When:  December 16, 2022
Time:  11:00 AM.

Register Today!

City Holiday Closure

City of Penticton offices will close Monday, December 26 and will reopen Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  The closures effects offices in City Hall, City Yards and the Penticton Community Centre.

Cold Weather Protections

The cold weather is here!  Friendly reminder regarding exterior weather and cold weather protections.

For a refresher, see inspection bulletins at

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