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Last chance to register Esquimalt suites for free

The deadline to apply for a free building permit to legalize a secondary suite in Esquimalt is fast approaching.

Registration and inspection fees will be waived for 2011 for suites registered by April 24.

The township amended its official community plan and zoning bylaw in October to permit some secondary suites in the hopes of offering more housing, helping landlords with their mortgages and ensuring the safety of suite occupants.

For details, please contact Esquimalt development services staff at 250-414-7108.