Building, Safety & Inspection

Exclusion from Building Permits

Building Permits are not required for:

  • Fences, sidewalks, planters
  • Construction of a retaining wall less than one (1) metre in height
  • Painting, decorating and general maintenance
  • Minor repairs using similar or same materials for maintenance which do not affect any electrical or mechanical work

Please check with the building department first if you are thinking of building or renovating. Any building over 100 sq. ft in the area requires a building permit. Permits are required before the work starts.


A Guide to Building Permits

City of Merritt Building Bylaw No. 1865, 2003

Building Permit Application

Plumbing Permit Application

Inspection Services Department Statistics

Inspection Services Handouts

Works Within a Boulevard, Roadway, or Lane and Schedule G application

Building Inspector

Building Inspector for the City of Merritt will be working Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Telephone: (250) 378-4224

Additional Information

The Homeowner Protection Act may govern applications for new construction. Please contact their office to obtain regulations and information.

Telephone: (604) 646-7050
Fax: (604) 646-7051
Toll-Free in BC: 1-800-407-7757
E-Mail:, Website:

An electrical and/or gas permit may be required. Please contact your local BC Safety Authority office to obtain further information.
1278A Dalhousie Drive Kamloops BC V2C 6G3

Permits outside City limits call TNRD (250) 377-8673 or visit