Accessory Building Permit

A building permit is required when you are constructing a new accessory building. This can include detached garages, sheds and other stand-alone buildings over 10 m2 (107.64 ft2).

Information on constructing a carriage house can be viewed on the Carriage House page.

What information is required for the permit?

Applications must include the following:

and documents as listed in:

Can I place a fabric-covered shed on my property?

Yes, see Zoning Bylaw 4500 for more information.

Can I place a shipping container on my property?

Please visit the Locate Permit page for information.

Contact Us

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

Last updated: September 18, 2019

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