BC Building Act Update: Variation Requests

The application for requesting a local authority variation under Section 7 of the Building Act is now available on the Building Act website.  An application guide is also available.

A local authority/local government variation is:

  • A technical building requirement or set of requirements that differs from a requirement in provincial building regulations;
  • Requested by a local authority or group of local authorities who wish to enforce the requirement within their jurisdiction(s);
  • Subject to Minister approval; and, if approved,
  • Enacted though a provincial building regulation that applies in the jurisdictions of the local authority(s) making the request.

For further information, contact Dale Andersson in the Building and Safety Standards Branch

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