Building Permit Security Deposit Refunds
If you applied for building permit and paid a security deposit, which has not yet been refunded, please request an inspection. You may be eligible for a security deposit refund. The RMOW wants to return any outstanding security deposits.
Prior to April 2012, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) required a security deposit for building permits to cover the cost of any potential repairs to municipal roads, works, and property, which may have been damaged during construction.
Because homeowners or contractors did not arrange a final inspection to ensure there were no deficiencies or damage to municipal roads, works, or property, many of these security deposits were not refunded. The RMOW is working to close these building files and return the security deposits.
The property owner at the time the building permit was issued can apply for their security deposit refund.
Building permits issued between 2002 and 2006
The RMOW is working on these building files first. If your name is on the list below, you can request an inspection before August 31, 2013. Any deficiencies found must be remedied by you. Inspection fees will be deducted from the security deposit, and the balance of the deposit will be refunded to you. After August 31, 2013, your security deposit will no longer be refundable.
Building permits issued prior to 2002 and after 2006
If you paid a security deposit for a building permit, and your construction is now complete, you can also request an inspection and a refund of your security deposit. The RMOW will be working to close these building files in future years.
Municipal records indicate that the following people paid a security deposit for a building permit issued between 2002 and 2006: