BUILDING DIVISION NEWS AND UPDATES
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, all application documents and drawings are to be sent to . All applications will be given a preliminary review, and once confirmed suitable for submission, Building Staff will work with the applicant to schedule an in-person appointment to submit paper copies of documents and payment of application fees.
City Hall is open to the general public, however, due to staff rotations, to ensure there is a member of staff on hand to help you, we ask that you make an appointment. All inquiries should be 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.
Refer to our Divisional Bulletin for more information.
ONLINE PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Our Online Permit Application program (CAMINO) is now available for select permit types, including constructing new or renovations to single detached dwellings, demolition permits, multi-family suite alterations, plumbing trade permits and tree permits. Links to Online Permits can be found under the Home & Property Information Section on the Online Services page ( New Westminster Online Services). Should you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact the Building Division.
Building and Plumbing Inspectors are available for phone calls from 8:30 am to 9:30 am Monday to Friday.
NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 Health Emergency, inquiries must be submitted by telephone or email only.