Residential Building Information
Single and Two Family Dwelling Permit Application Requirements and Information
Note: The City of Richmond's Energy Step Code requirements have changed. Starting Dec 15, 2020, all new Part 9 residential buildings must comply with Step 3 or low-carbon Step 2 (GHGI < 6 kgCO2/m2/year). See the City of Richmond bulletin Building-37 for more information. Questions may be directed to EnergyReports@richmond.ca.
Building Permit Application Forms
A Guide for the Homeowner
Tree Protection Information
Demolition, Move or Salvage a Building
Obtaining & Viewing Building Records
Resources and Related Information
New / Additions - Residential Single / Two Family Dwellings
Interior Finishing, Alterations Residential Plan Review Application
Letter of Authorization
Zoning Regulation Summary
Letters of Assurance and Schedules
Permit Revision Cover Sheet
A Guide for the Homeowner
The aim of this guide is to assist the home owner or builder who wishes to alter or construct a new one or two-family dwelling or accessory building. These guidelines are for general information only and should not be used as a substitute for city bylaws and regulations.
Please see BC Energy Step Code for more information.
If you find that this guide does not answer your specific questions, please contact the Building Approvals Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604-276-4118.Zoning Bylaw. Zoning regulations is one of the due diligence checked by the designer and/or professionals.
For more information, contact the Zoning Inquiry Line at 604-276-4017 or email email@example.com. Tree Protection Bylaw for more details.
Demolition, Move or Salvage for more details.
Permit records and survey certificates are available for viewing at the Information Centre of City Hall and may be viewed by anyone. Building drawings are also available for viewing to the registered owner of the property. If not the owner of the property, with a signed authorization by the owner, the drawings can be viewed.
For each request to view records there is an administration fee of $10.00, and for each copy requested a fee of $5.00. (Fees are subject to change.)
- Certification of Heating Systems PC-2
- Insulation Data Sheet PL-24
- Letter of Authorization PL-40
- Mobile Home Applications Guideline PL-41
- Trades Data Sheet
- Approved PV Installation Specifications 1 PC-1
- Earthquake Design in the Fraser Delta PL-1
- Part 9 Energy Efficiency Requirements Drawings
- Soils & Foundation Design - Notice to Developers & Builders PL-14
- Trellises & Gazebos Guideline PL-31
- Use of Floor Areas Below the Provincially Set Minimum Floor Construction Level (FCL) PL-8
- Ventilation BI-3
- BC Housing - New Home Registration Form (to be submitted anytime prior to permit issuance)
Important! New fee increases effective January 1st each year. Refer to: City Bylaws, Chapter 5 - Finance and Budgets - Consolidated Fees - Bylaw 8636.