Don't endure the stress of permitting, let us navigate that for you! We are pleased to offer our very own permitting department, specializing in residential docks.
We have firm and lasting relationships with the BC Lands Officers, who review and approve dock permit applications at Front Counter BC. This is a must, as the lands officers are willing to work with us and help make the application process a breeze.
A section 11 application is needed for any work on your dock or foreshore. We would love to take care of your application from start to finish!
A change approval application is for any projects Front Counter BC considers "high risk". This could be a concrete groin on your foreshore that needs to be removed or perhaps an old concrete boat ramp. These applications are longer and more involved than a Section 11.
Often times, a QEP report is required for a Section 11 or Change Approval application. This is dependent on what colour zone your dock is in, how big you want your end platform, or how deep the lake is at your property. Some of our closest friends are environmentalists, so we're well equipped to help.
Are you up to date on all of the regulations around building or repairing a dock? The following is a small and incomplete list of factors that influence the legitimacy of a dock structure:
If the above factors don't match up with the province's guidelines, your structure is considered "illegal non-conforming". We can help to make sure that your dock meets all the latest regulations.
When Front Counter BC finds an illegal non-conforming structure, they will issue a trespass notice. There is usually a fine to pay if you do not make the necessary applications to remove or rectify said structure by the date they set. We are more than capable to help you make the right next move and avoid the fine.
If you have any questions or require our assistance with any of the above, please email Alisha Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also phone her at 250-300-8058.