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A local authority/local government variation is:

  • A technical building requirement or set of requirements that differs from a requirement in provincial building regulations;
  • Requested by a local authority or group of local authorities who wish to enforce the requirement within their jurisdiction(s);
  • Subject to Minister approval; and, if approved,
  • Enacted though a provincial building regulation that applies in the jurisdictions of the local authority(s) making the request.

If you have questions about the Building Act or about how to request a local authority variation, please see the Building Act website (www.gov.bc.ca/buildingact) or contact Dale Andersson in the Building and Safety Standards Branch at Dale.Andersson@gov.bc.ca.