Blasting Permits

Any blasting work conducted in Saanich requires a blasting permit. 

Blasting is a heavily regulated industry governed by WorkSafeBC. Only a certified blaster may apply for a blasting permit.

Application: App_Blasting Permit.pdf [PDF - 669 KB]

A complete application includes:

  1. Complete application form.
  2. Proof of Insurance by your Insurance Agent, indicating $5,000,000 liability coverage.
  3. A valid Saanich Business Licence.
  4. A copy of the written notice delivered to all property owners and businesses within 100 m of the blast zone.

An approved Building Permit or an approved Engineering Servicing Drawing must be in place prior to applying for a Blasting Permit.

Submit your complete application to Inspections on the 3rd floor of the Municipal Hall, or via email at

Blasting Bylaw [PDF - 17 KB]

Fee: $50.00 (subject to change without notice)