Those looking for building permits in the Comox Valley Regional District will be waiting quite a while for processing.
Four months is the new estimated wait time for permit review in all areas in the district outside of Comox, Courtenay, and Cumberland. The district says the delay is due to high volume, permit complexity, and reduced staffing levels.
District Manager of Planning and Development Services, Alana Mullaly says, “We understand that a lengthy building permit review period can frustrate a project that is already challenged by escalating construction costs and labour shortages.”
The CVRD says that there are some ways to reduce your permit processing time. That includes submitting your forms digitally and making sure that all of your documents are completely filled out with all supporting documents attached for submission.
Mullaly says, “We want to thank the public for their patience as we work through these challenges.”