Alert - COVID-19 Building Permits and Business Licenses

The following is an update on the current policies and steps that we are taking to keep our staff, clients and the UBC community safe.

What we are doing:

Like you, we are monitoring the situation around the world and updating our operating procedures as needed to ensure business continuity, and are working with our stakeholders to ensure safety.

Our offices are currently open and continue to accept permit and business license applications, and conducting inspections and compliance checks.  These activities are conducted with a new procedure as follows:

Building Permit and Business License Intakes

Our office will no longer be accepting application in person.  Signs are provided for applicants to leave the applications in a basket next to the front entrance of the building.  The application will need to be complete with permit fee attached.  We will only accept cheques, JVs or work order numbers. 

Once the application has been dropped off please notify Deb, at (604) 822-0463.  To request an electronic submission of your BP application please email steven.lecocq@ubc.ca

For Major Project Building Permit applications, the interim procedure for required documentation is still valid.  If there is a need to discuss matters with staff, please contact the specific staff via email or phone to make arrangements ahead of time.

Inspections and Compliance Reviews

Our office will no longer be conducting inspections in occupied residential suites.  We will work with the contractor on other means to confirm Code compliance.   For other inspections and compliance reviews, the site will need to observe social safe distancing and have protocols for COVID-19 in place.  This will be confirmed at the time of inspections and compliance reviews.

We can be reached by email or phone.  We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in this evolving situation.

For more information on recommended COVID-19 safe work protocols:

Grant Miller
Director of Planning: Development Services
grant.miller@ubc.ca
(604) 822-6991
 

Ajay Prasad
Compliance Officer
ajay.prasad@ubc.ca
(604) 822-8039
 

Deborah MacDonald
Building Permit Clerk
Planning: Development Services
deborah.mac.donald@ubc.ca
(604) 822-0463
 

Edmond Lin
Chief Building Official
edmond.lin@ubc.ca
(604) 822-8051

 

Joe Gallagher
Plumbing Official
joseph.gallagher@ubc.ca
(604) 822-9349
 

Steven Lecocq
Building Official
steven.lecocq@ubc.ca
(604) 827-0604