New Builds & Renovations

We conduct building inspections to maintain the safety and standards of buildings within Whitehorse. Building Inspectors ensure that all projects are completed in accordance with the City’s Building & Plumbing Bylaw 99-50, Zoning Bylaw 2012-20 and the National Building, Plumbing & Fire Codes.

As you move through the steps of your own project, and before you can occupy a newly constructed building, you will need to complete the necessary inspections.

Permits are required if you are planning to build, renovate, or change the use of a building or property. Land & Building Services is responsible for issuing Building Permits as well as permits for the demolition of buildings, and the installation of heating, ventilation and plumbing services.

To get a permit processed and approved, you’ll need to show compliance with the regulations and bylaws specific to your project, submit your building permit application and have your construction plans reviewed by the Building Inspector.

Applications are accepted at the Land & Building Services Department located at 6-151 Industrial Road. When applying for these permits, ensure that sufficient information is provided in order to show that the proposed work will conform to the City of Whitehorse Bylaws and the National Building Code. Plans are required to be drawn to scale and must indicate the nature of the work in sufficient detail so that it can be determined that the proposed work will conform to bylaws and the NBC. Additional pamphlets are available to assist you in making application for your specific project.

Development Permits and Zoning Regulation & Guide for Residential Construction.

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The City of Whitehorse requires an EnerGuide rating label on all new homes. Energy efficiency requirements included in the Building and Plumbing Bylaware summarized below.

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Building a new Living Suite is easier than ever. Almost any single-detached home owner can build a suite. The City of Whitehorse and its partners have policies and programs to help home owners make their plans for a suite into a reality.

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To pay your Development Permit or Building/Plumbing Permit fee online, simply enter the permit number or municipal address to which the permit is being issued, the total payment due, and your email address in the form below, fill out the captcha and then click the “Proceed to Payment” button. A new page will open to the City’s payment provider, Moneris, for a safe and secure transaction.

Please click here for the online form

City of Whitehorse Servicing Standards Manual (SSM)

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