The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) building permit and inspection process is going online. The SLRD Building department has announced a new online system to improve the process for submitting building permit applications and building inspection requests.
The SLRD has launched its online permitting system using Cloudpermit, a cloud-based electronic permitting software solution widely used by various levels of government in B.C, and around the world. The implementation of an online permitting platform improves service for the public, by providing a user-friendly system that simplifies the process for submitting building permit applications and inspection requests.
Cloudpermit allows users to create a permit profile, store all records digitally and in one place, track and monitor permit status online, access interactive maps, request and see the results of inspections, pay for related fees online. “As we head into the busy building season, we’re extremely pleased to have this new system in place for the public,” said Russell Mack, Chair of the Electoral Area Directors (EAD) Committee, and Electoral Area C Director. “The SLRD’s building permit and inspection process is now at your fingertips, making it easier than ever to access.”
The SLRD Building department is responsible for processing building permit applications for all four Electoral Areas (Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C and Electoral Area D) of the Regional District, and also provides building inspection services to property owners in those areas. In 2022, the SLRD received 92 building permit applications and issued 103 building permits.
In addition to improving the public process, the online system improves efficiencies for the department, by streamlining the approvals process, and providing staff with greater flexibility to access and review projects remotely.
“We heard from the community that they wanted a digital option for this process. Adding new tools like the online permitting system not only improves access for everyone, but also helps us to meet the future needs of the community,” said Jay McEwen, SLRD Building Official. “We encourage people to visit the SLRD website to find out more about the online system, and we thank everyone for their patience throughout this process.”