Brian Champlin, Manager of Building Inspection Services at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), is reminding residents and contractors about the longer processing times for building applications during the summer season. On average, applications can take up to 6 weeks to process during this peak period.
To ensure a smoother and more efficient process, Champlin emphasizes the importance of planning ahead and submitting applications well in advance. The RDKB Building Department encourages residents and contractors to be considerate and understanding of the increased workload faced by the department during this time. Champlin adds, “We kindly request applicants be polite and courteous to our dedicated team. It’s disheartening to witness instances of our staff receiving abuse from clients who are unaware or surprised that summer is the busiest period for building applications. By understanding and respecting these seasonal demands, we can create a more positive and productive environment for everyone involved.”
In addition to the summer rush, delays in application processing often occur due to incorrect or incomplete paperwork. To help expedite the process, the RDKB urges applicants to visit their website in advance at rdkb.com/Plan-Build The website provides valuable information, including guidelines, forms, and resources to ensure accurate and complete submissions.
Champlin concludes, “By utilizing the resources available on our website, applicants can greatly speed up the processing time for their building applications. We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the requirements and guidelines beforehand to avoid unnecessary delays and frustrations.”