Emergency Permit Information
Emergency permits are issued for situations that pose an immediate danger to life, health, property, or essential public services. In the event of an emergency, the Executive Director, after consulting with the Commission’s Chair, may issue verbal authorization for work within BCDC’s jurisdiction that is necessary to handle the emergency.
The Executive Director may grant an emergency permit if:
It is determined that an emergency exists and requires action more quickly than can reasonably occur when following BCDC’s procedures for issuing permits; and the work proposed is consistent with BCDC’s laws and policies.
If authorization is verbally granted for an emergency permit, a regular permit application must be submitted, including the appropriate application fee, within five working days after having received an emergency permit.