Building Permits & Inspection
Building Inspection is responsible for the regulation of construction, alteration, repair or demolition of buildings and structures within the capital region's three electoral areas (Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands). This division helps ensure the safety and integrity of buildings and structures in the region. Building Inspectors conduct inspections at various stages of construction, and keep records on file for future reference. Beyond the immediate role of ensuring safe construction, these inspection records provide verification of building elements embedded within a building or structure, which helps to determine the value of a building. Building Inspectors can also assist with the preparation of a Building Permit Application. Read more >>
Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Care
Bylaw Services monitors and enforces regional and municipal bylaws within the CRD. With the aim to encourage voluntary compliance, the Bylaw staff use proactive techniques and enforcement, including community education, mediation, fines and injunctions. These services are available to all CRD departments and municipal government partners.
CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services have been functioning as an Animal Control agency for over 20 years. We offer high quality Animal Care and Control with caring and experienced staff trained to look after all domestic animals. Our mission is to provide services with integrity, impartiality and efficiency with the goal of obtaining voluntary compliance. Read more >>
Protective Services oversees emergency management for the CRD, and has a new service in place to coordinate emergency programs in the region. The department works with Hazardous Material Response as well as Search and Rescue Teams in the region, and oversees the administration of 911 Dispatch. The Senior Manager of Protective Services is also the appointed Emergency Manager for the Capital Regional District.
Health & Capital Planning Strategies
The Health and Capital Planning Strategies Division provides overall administrative and operational support to the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) and the CRHD Board of Directors. The Regional Hospital District is an entity established by the Hospital District Act to provide through property taxation the local share of capital funding to construct, renovate and maintain health facilities and equipment in the Capital Region. Read more >>
Affordable housing is the cornerstone of a healthy and economically strong community. In response to the need for accessible, attainable housing and support for our aging and vulnerable populations, the CRD Regional Housing provides low- and moderate-income individuals and families with safe, suitable housing solutions throughout the Capital Regional District. The Regional Housing Division is divided into two service streams: Housing Policy and Programs and the Capital Regional Housing Corporation. Housing Policy and Programs is responsible for the administration of the Regional Housing Trust Fund. To support community efforts to end homelessness in the region, the CRD administers the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy and participates and provides funding to the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. The Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) is responsible for the management and development of affordable housing through the capital region. Read more >>
Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Planning
The Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Planning Services Division provides community planning and land use control services in the electoral area of Juan de Fuca. With substantial public involvement, the division prepares, administers and amends official community plans and zoning bylaws. The division reviews various external planning matters such as subdivision applications, Land Commission referrals and Crown Land referrals. Read more >>
The Regional Planning division supports planning and development activities in the Capital Region with information, research and strategic advice. The division aims to be the Capital Region's acknowledged leader in informing and advising on trends, challenges, opportunities and choices that will support regional sustainability and quality of life.
Regional Planning maintains a regional information base and provides value-added analysis of regional population, development, land use, transportation, housing and employment trends. This division is engaged in transportation planning and provides expertise and advice to the Board, member municipalities and other stakeholders. Regional Planning also assists with the development, implementation, maintenance and update of a regional growth strategy and related initiatives.