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

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

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 Tuesday through Friday. Applications will not be accepted after the cut-off time for the day.