City Hall is closed to the public. All business is by appointment only for urgent matters.
If you need to apply for or renew your business licence, you can do so online or via email. Please contact Business Licensing at or 604-527-4565 for more information or check out the website for more.
Applications for business licenses that are currently operational or are applying for the first time will still be processed up to the point of final inspection – we will not be doing final inspections at this time and therefore will not be issuing a licence. There may still be opportunities to operate. Please contact the Business Licence Coordinator to see if options are available for you to operate while waiting for your licence to be issued.
Building Permit and Inspection Services:
Building Permits Now Online!
You may now apply for and adminster most building permits online! The following permits are up and running right now and the Tenant Improvement permits will be coming soon. You will need to create an account on our online platform
- Tree Permit and No tree declaration
- Retaining Wall or Structure
- Irrigation and Landscaping
- Oil Tank Removal
- All of the trades permits - plumbing, fire sprinkler, hydronic heating, service and drain tile
- Inspection Document Uploads
- Small scale residential (detached houses including laneway houses)
If you have any questions you can contact our Building Division by phone at 604-527-4580, fax at 604-527-4564 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advisory re: Permit and Inspection Services during COVID-19