Building & Property Improvements

Building Department Inquiries

City Hall is open to the general public, however, due to staff rotations and to ensure that there is a member of staff available to help you, we encourage you to schedule an appointment by submitting an appointment request. All inquiries should be primarily by telephone or email. In person meetings, for the submission of paper copies or for the payment of fees will be scheduled by Building Staff, at the request of a permit applicant.

COLD WEATHER CONCRETE POURS : When the air temperature is below 5° C, special considerations for concrete pours must be given. Poured concrete must be maintained at a temperature of 10° C for a period of at least 72 hours. Contractors and Builders will be asked how they will maintain this temperature for the set period of time, a Field Review prior to Forms Inspection from a Professional Engineer may be required. If City Staff deem the heating plan to be unsatisfactory, the Forms Inspection will not be conducted until after temperatures increase above 5° C.

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 select project types. Please note that prior to entering a site or building, Inspectors will be asking 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.

In order to apply for a permit, you can either apply online or by emailing all required application documents and drawings to online_permits@newwestcity.ca . All applications will have a preliminary review, and once confirmed suitable for submission, Building Staff will work with the applicant to schedule an in-person appointment to submit any required documents and for payment of application fees.

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Contact

Building Division
Phone: 604-527-4580
Email: 

NOTE: City Hall is open to the general public, however, due to staff rotations and to ensure there is a member of staff available to help you, we encourage you to schedule an appointment by submitting an APPOINTMENT REQUEST All inquiries should be primarily by telephone or email.

To apply for a permit via our online application portal, please visit app.oncamino.com/newwestcity/login

To apply for a permit 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.