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.

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Building Inspectors

Gordon Shewchuk
Building Inspector
Electoral Area ‘B’ (Shawnigan Lake/Cowichan Station side of Kosilah River)
Phone: 250.746.2629
Norman Knodel, RBO
Senior Building Inspector
Electoral Areas ‘D’, ‘G’, & ‘H’ (Cowichan Bay, Saltair / Gulf Islands, and North Oyster / Diamond)
Phone: 250.746.2609
Ian MacDonald, RBO
Chief Building Inspector
Electoral Areas ‘E’, ‘F’, & ‘I’ (Cow Stn / Sahtlam / Glenora, Cow Lk South / Skutz Falls, and Youbou / Meade Creek)
and B (west side of Koksilah River)
Phone: 250.746.2606
Gary Anderson
Building Inspector
Electoral Areas ‘A’ & ‘C’ (Mill Bay / Malahat and Cobble Hill)
Phone: 250.746.2627
Plan checker 
Phone: 250.746.2620 
Robert Blackmore, MSc, BSc
Manager Inspections and Enforcement
Phone: 250.746.2625

***Update Oct 2017*** 

Staff update and new positions within the department.
Please review the new building bylaw here: Building Bylaw 3422