Building & Property Improvements

Permit and Inspection Services during COVID-19 Outbreak

Effective immediately, and until further notice, the City has implemented the following permit and inspection protocols to maintain these services while creating the required social distancing and limiting person-to-person contact.

The City has restricted public access to City Hall. All inquiries and primary communication regarding permits will be by phone or email. In person face-to-face meetings will be by appointment only. Inspections will continue, subject to site safety.

Please note that the Building Division is currently receiving higher than normal call volume. While we endeavor to return queries withing a reasonable time frame, Staff are very busy, and wait times will vary. If you have questions about an inspection or plan review, we encourage you to contact the Building Inspector or Plan Reviewer managing the file. For permit applications pending review, if you submitted online, you can check the status of your application by using the same "Online Services" portal on the upper right of this screen. Wait times to review for applications for all work on single family properties are between 8 to 12 weeks.

Building Department Inquiries
All inquiries must be by phone at 604-527-4580, fax at 604-527-4564 or by email at

Online Permits
We have introduced an Online Permit Guide and Submission application. You will find it under Online Services at the top of this page. At this time you are able to apply for Trades Permits Online (Plumbing, Services, Sprinkler & Hydronic Heating). We will be adding Demolition, Building & Tree permits as they are available. You are also able to upload inspection documents online. If you experience any issues with this system please call 604-527-4580 or email

see below for more information


Building Division
Phone: 604-527-4580

NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 Health Emergency, applications are only being accepted digitally.

To apply via email, please send all application documentation and drawings to  .Please note that documents must be attached as PDF's directly. We cannot accept documents saved on a cloud based server.

To apply via our online application portal, Camino, please visit .