Building Inspection


Please see below for additional information.

Stay up to date on development applications in the District

Visit the District's Development Application Tracker, which provides information on current development applications in Oak Bay.

Visit the Development Application Tracker webpage for user instructions.



District of Oak Bay has made some changes to our application processes to provide for digital applications and review as we continue to provide services to the community.

Staff continue to support building permit activity within the District, which means we continue to monitor current construction activity, and accept new building permit applications.  Our building inspectors are using a number of ways to communicate with applicants, including phone calls and email.  Payment of fees can be managed over the phone, where you can arrange for payment with your credit card.

Applying for a new application?

  • Please review all the content within the building permit application form and contact staff at or call (250)  598-2042 x 7496 with any questions you may have regarding application submission.  Staff are monitoring the building email and telephone lines and will respond to you as soon as we are able.

  • Submit your electronic application, including your building permit plans, and ALL supporting materials, to Additionally, two full sets of architecutral drawings are now required and can be dropped off after submitting your electronic application.

  • Staff will contact you to confirm receipt, confirm best means of communications, and advise of any further documentation required.

  • Once a complete application is made, staff will review and process your application.

  • When your building permit is ready to be issued, the building permit will be emailed to you.  Full payment of fees is required prior to the building permit being issued.

For Building Inspections, please note that at this time, the Building Inspector will require that a physical distance of at least 2 metres (6 feet) is adhered to at all times between the Inspector and any other construction personnel or owners / residents at this time.


Prior to building or making changes to your home or property, check here for information regarding the use of land, buildings and structures, Bylaws related to building on your property, and obtaining permits and inspections.


Building & Planning Department - Oak Bay Municipal Hall
2167 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria BC, V8R 1G2
Phone: 250-598-2042 ext 7496
Fax: 250-598-9108
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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