• Alert:
    High Streamflow Advisory
    Water levels are expected to keep rising through the weekend. Please note that the wooden boardwalk along Quayside will be closed starting Friday, July 3rd until water levels recede. Please use caution around the riverfront.

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 pre-arranged appointment only. Inspections will continue, subject to site safety.

Building Department Inquiries
All inquiries must be by phone at 604-527-4580, fax at 604-527-4564 or by email at inspections@newwestcity.ca

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 inspections@newwestcity.ca

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 app.oncamino.com/newwestcity/login .