Blasting Permits

  • Any blasting work conducted in Saanich requires that you obtain a blasting permit.
  • Blasting is a heavily regulated industry governed by WorkSafeBC
  • Only a certified blaster may apply for a blasting permit.

Application: Blasting Permit Application [PDF - 79 KB]

A complete application includes:

  1. Complete application form.
  2. An approved Building Permit or an approved Engineering Servicing Drawing, must be in place prior to applying for a Blasting Permit.
  3. Proof of Insurance by your Insurance Agent, indicating $5,000,000 liability coverage.
  4. A valid Saanich Business Licence.

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)