Building & Development

Development Services are provided by the department of Community Sustainability.

Manager of Community Sustainability Aaron Rodgers
Planner Peter Thicke
Building Inspector Nicholas Henderson

Building Permits and Development Applications

Are you clearing a lot? Taking down trees?

Consider donating your large wood to Central Westcoast Forest Society for their in-stream salmonid habitat restoration. 

Building permits are required for new buildings as well as changes to existing buildings. If you're ready to get started on your new development or home renovation, applying for the proper permits is your first step. See the sections below for building & development applications and resources.

NEW: Download the Building Permit Guide to see a description of necessary forms and processes.

NEW: Learn about the BC Energy Step Code, effective in Tofino as of January 31, 2020.

The following forms must be submitted for ALL Building Permits:

  1. Building Permit Checklist 
  2. Building Permit Application
  3. Owner's Declaration and Authorization of Agent

Building Inspection

The District of Tofino and the District of Ucluelet share a building inspector. Building Inspetion services are provided in Tofino on:

  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday

We require at least 24 hours notice to book an appointment with the Building Inspector.
To schedule an inspection, please contact :

Nicholas Henderson
(T) 250-725-3229 (702)
(C) 250-726-6349

Bylaws and Specifications

Visit our Online Bylaws or contact us to request full copies of the following:

Maps and GIS

Click Here for Zoning and Civic Address maps, and access to the District of Tofino Public GIS Portal.

Community Projects

Additional Information & Reports

Contact Us

Manager of Community Sustainability
(T) 250-725-3229 ext. 701
(F) 250-725-3775