The City of White Rock Building Department is responsible for processing of applications and issuing of a variety of permits covering Building, Plumbing, Demolition and Signs. This includes checking plans and monitoring construction for compliance with the City Bylaws and minimum health, life safety and structural requirements which are contained in related construction codes and bylaws.

We endeavour to assist builders and owners in understanding and following the City Bylaws and related codes to aid them in producing quality buildings.

We also inspect building premises and investigate complaints related to unauthorized construction, unsafe conditions and violations of related City Bylaws.

Please send us an email to submit questions related to your building permit, building or plumbing concerns, or questions regarding buildings currently under construction.

Hours of Operation

Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Building Officials are available to discuss permits and inspections from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., while the Plans Examiners are normally available 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

For Building Inspection Bookings

Construction Hours of Work

Excerpts from the Noise Regulation Bylaw

Monday to Friday
Sunday and BC Statutory Holidays 
  (Occupant/Owner must reside on property)
- 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m 

No person shall make or cause any noises or sounds in or on a highway or elsewhere in the City which disturb, or tend to disturb the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort, or convenience of the neighbourhood or of persons in the vicinity, or which the Council believes are objectionable or liable to disturb the quiet peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort, or convenience of individuals or the public.


British Columbia Building Code - New Requirements as of December 20, 2012