Building & Development
Development Services are provided by the department of Community Sustainability.
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:
- Building Permit Checklist
- Building Permit Application
- Owner's Declaration and Authorization of Agent
CLICK TO VIEW: Additional Building Forms You May Need
CLICK TO VIEW: Development Application Forms
CLICK TO VIEW: Building and Development Resources
The District of Tofino and the District of Ucluelet share a building inspector. Building Inspetion services are provided in Tofino on:
We require at least 24 hours notice to book an appointment with the Building Inspector.
To schedule an inspection, please contact :
(T) 250-725-3229 (702)
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.
Additional Information & Reports
Manager of Community Sustainability
(T) 250-725-3229 ext. 701