Development Application

On March 19, 2020, District of Saanich municipal facilities were closed to the public in an effort to help control the spread of COVID19. That said, business continues as usual, but how we conduct business has changed to address these unique times.

If you want to submit a new Development Application or submit revised drawings for a current Development Application please e-mail planning@saanich.ca or call 250-475-5471 so we can arrange an appointment for you to drop off your complete application package or revised drawings.

When arriving for your pre-arranged appointment at the Municipal Hall please call Planning Administration at 250-475-5471 and a member of staff will come to meet you at the reception doors.


There are two parts to your permit application process. Find the application forms and documents below.

You must complete and include the following forms. We cannot accept incomplete applications.

We want you to get your application right. Before submitting, we strongly suggest you talk to our Area Planner about your proposal.

Part 1

Part 2

Information Sheets

Please note: As of June 1, 2019 Step Code [PDF - 963 KB] will apply to all new residential and commercial buildings. It is recommended that applicants familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Step Code and the use of a registered energy advisor, energy models and air tightness testing.