Learn how to become an owner builder in B.C., meet the eligibility criteria for an Owner Builder Authorization, plan for and take the Exam, plus get tips on buying and selling an owner-built home.
Name change: the Homeowner Protection Office is now Licensing & Consumer Services. New name, same services.
Owner builder essentials
Discover what it means to be an owner builder and the statutory warranty requirements of building or directly managing the construction of a new home.
Our step-by-step guide will take you through the application process, from eligibility criteria and Owner Builder Authorization to building permits and occupancy.
You must pass an Owner Builder Exam on home building basics as part of the Owner Builder Authorization application. Find out more about the Exam and important information to prepare.
Learn more about the statutory obligations and requirements for owner-built homes, including when the Owner Builder Disclosure Notice is required and the statutory liability for an owner-built home.
Still looking for answers? Our FAQ section should fill any gaps in your owner builder knowledge.