Building & Property Improvements

BUILDING DIVISION PUBLIC NOTICES

NOTICE: EFFECTIVE MONDAY, 25th of MARCH, 2019
Permit applications will be accepted between 8:00am-5:00pm Mondays, and between 8:00am-3:00pm Tuesday thru Friday. Applications made after the days cut-off time will not be accepted.

NOTICE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (18th of March, 2019)
The City of New Westminster has re-introduced OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATES as part of our construction permit process. OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATES will be required prior to any occupancy of the following:

-First occupancy of a building or structure, or part thereof after completion of construction;
-Prior to occupancy following partial demolition, alteration, or extension; or,
-Change of occupancy of any building or structure, or part thereof.

Following Final Inspection, the OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATE will be mailed to the owner/applicant.

Provisional occupancy will be considered where:
-A portion of a building or structure is substantially complete and is "self-contained";
-Sign-off has been received from the Coordinating Registered Professional (CRP) and other Registered Professionals;
-All aspects of the work within the "self-contained" area requiring inspection have received inspection and acceptance; and,
-A fee is paid ($500.00 per 30 days - renewable for an additional fee)

Single Family Dwellings & Duplexes will not be issued OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATES unless specifically requested, and the appropriate fee paid ($250.00 per unit)

Please refer to the Building Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 8084, 2019 for full requirements on OCCUPANCY CERTIFICATES.

Contact

Building Division
Phone: 604-527-4580
Email:

Building and Plumbing Inspectors are available for phone calls and to answer questions at the Building Division counter from 8:00 am to 9:30 am Monday to Friday.

Permit applications are accepted between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Mondays, and between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm on Tuesday through Friday.