Building, Bylaw, Licensing and Legal Services Department

Lands Division
  • Provides real estate and appraisal services to Council and departments.
  • Buys and sells property on Saanich’s behalf.
  • Manages all leased or rented properties.
  • Negotiates the acquisition of rights-of-way.
Legal Division
  • Gives legal advice to Council and other departments.
  • Prepares bylaws, contracts and real estate documentation for Saanich.
  • Manages all types of litigation including damage claims, bylaw prosecutions and labour arbitrations. 
Risk Management Division
  • Protects Saanich’s assets, employees, volunteers and citizens from loss, damage or injury.
  • Promotes policies and procedures designed to prevent incidents from occurring and reduce the effects of incidents.
Inspections 
  • Performs building and plumbing inspections.
  • Helps respond to zoning inquiries.
  • Issues and helps the public with various construction permits.
Bylaw enforcement
  • Bylaw staff respond to bylaw complaints and work with residents to avoid infractions.
Business licensing
  • Issues and updates business licenses.