Single Detached Dwellings and Duplex Building Permits

If you are a property owner or builder planning to renovate, add onto or build a new single detached dwelling or duplex you are required to obtain permits. New accessory buildings over 10 square meters, such as a garage, also require permits.

How to Apply

  1. Review and complete the forms in the Residential and Accessory Building Permit Application Package prior to permit submission.

  2. If you are building in Queensborough review the additional requirements.

  3. If you wish to cut or remove a tree on your property you may require a Tree Removal Permit.

  4. Please book the following appointments:

    Contact the  (604-527-4592) for site servicing approval. Follow the Engineering Survey Requirements. You must bring your required survey to the appointment.

    Contact the (604-527-4532) for a preliminary zoning analysis (one set of drawings required).

  5. Once Engineering and Planning approval is obtained, make an application at the Building Division counter at City Hall for Building, Plumbing and Demolition Permits.

    Note: Applications are accepted between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Mondays, and between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on Tuesday through Friday.

  6. If all requirements are met the Plan Reviewer will accept the building permit application and an application fee must be paid.

Please see Forms & Documentation for handouts.