Building Inspection


Building Officials are responsible for building inspections mandatory under the Cowichan Valley Regional District Building Bylaw. These inspections are required at various stages of construction, and the inspection records are kept on file by the Building Official for future reference.  Inspection records provide an independent third party verification of no longer visible building elements located within a building or structure. 

Prior to applying for a building permit, review the General Requirements for Building Permit Applications.


Bylaws and Reports

Building Inspectors

Ian MacDonald, RBO
Chief Building Inspector
Phone: 250.746.2620

Gary Anderson
Building Inspector
Electoral Areas ‘A’ & ‘C’ (Mill Bay/Malahat and Cobble Hill)
Phone: 250.746.2620

Sonny Bryski
Building Inspector
Electoral Area ‘B’ (Shawnigan Lake/Cowichan Station side of Kosilah River)
Phone: 250.746.2620

Norman Knodel, RBO
Senior Building Inspector
Electoral Areas ‘D’, ‘G’, & ‘H’ (Cowichan Bay, Saltair/Gulf Islands, and North Oyster/Diamond)
Phone: 250.746.2620
Gordon Shewchuk
Electoral Areas ‘E’, ‘F’, & ‘I’ (Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls, and Youbou/Meade Creek)
Phone: 250.746.2620
Doug Williams
Plan checker 
Phone: 250.746.2620