Building & Property Improvements

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

COVID-19 NEWS : Effective immediately, and until further notice, the City of New Westminster has implemented the following permit and inspection protocols to maintain these services, while creating the required social distancing, and limiting person-to-person contact.

Building and Plumbing Inspections are occurring for all project types. Please note that prior to entering a site or building, Inspectors may ask a series of questions, to confirm that site contacts, trades, owners, and contractors are not showing symptoms of COVID-19 and have not been ordered to isolate by the Public Health Office. Inspectors may also request that the structure be vacated during the inspection, at the Inspectors discretion.

ONLINE PERMIT APPLICATION : We have introduced an Online Permit Guide and Submission application. You will find it under Online Services at the top of this page. Trade Permits, Single Detached Dwelling and Accessory Structure Permits, Multi-Family Alteration Permits, and Tree Permits may be applied for using our online platform. 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 .