The Province has adopted the 2024 editions of the British Columbia Building Code, including Book II Plumbing Systems, and Fire Code (BC Codes 2024) which will come into effect on March 8, 2024.

For information on how to download a free copy of the new BC Codes 2024, please visit the Building and Safety Standards website. Print publications are anticipated to be available for purchase online later in 2024.


The Province of BC is now offering the BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes online at no charge. This aligns with the Federal Government of Canada's recently announced changes to the National Model Codes.

Access BC Codes Online

BC Building Code

The BC Building Code applies to the construction of buildings, including additions, substantial alterations, buildings undergoing a change for occupancy, and upgrading of buildings to remove an unacceptable hazard. more info

BC Fire Code

The BC Fire Code contains technical requirements for the construction, use or demolition of buildings and facilities and the design, construction and use of specific elements of facilities related to certain fire hazards, and protection measures for the current or intended use of buildings. more info

BC Plumbing Code

The BC Plumbing Code (Book II of the BC Building Code) applies to the design, construction, extension, alteration, renewal or repair of plumbing systems. more info

Now Available

Customer Service

Tel: 250 387-6409
Toll Free: 1 800 663-6105
Fax: 250 387-1120