Commercial/Multi-Family/Industrial/Public Building Alteration Permit

A building permit is required for alterations and additions - interior or exterior - to an existing commercial, multi-family, industrial or public building, including a change of occupancy type (i.e., office use to daycare use) in a building or commercial rental space

For alterations within a commercial rental suite or building to accommodate a new tenancy, or for improvement that do not include a change of occupancy type, refer to the Leasehold Improvement page.

What information is required for the building permit?

Applications must include the following:

Specific permit requirements for alterations, additions, and change of use permits will vary, depending on the size and complexity of the proposed project. Careful judgement by the Coordinating Registered Professional, designer, or professionals involved will be required to determine what professionals, drawings, and schedules will be required. The following guides and checklist should assist in providing complete application:

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Building Inspections Section 250-755-4429
building.inspections@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: July 28, 2021

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