City Services

How to conduct business at City Hall during the pandemic.

City Hall is closed to the public. All business is by appointment only. 

Business Licences:

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.

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)
  • Demolition

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

Advisory re: Permit and Inspection Services during COVID-19

  • Economic Development Office
    T 604-527-4536