Plumbing Permits

tree protection requirements

Please Note: When excavating to install or repair underground services, Tree Protection Clearance may be required. For further information, please visit



The City of New Westminster now provides a online permit and submission platform, providing CAMINO to you or your representative in a voluntary capacity. Please note that any personal information that is disclosed to CAMINO is stored on servers based in the United States of America, and such is subject to US law. Should you wish to apply or a permit using an alternative method, please refer to below.

TO APPLY VIA EMAIL, Complete the applicable application form provided below, and email it to


GUIDES and applications

General Guides

Applications and Related Documents

Other Documents:

To apply via email, please send all application documentation and drawings to 

To apply via our online application portal, please visit


Backflow prevention assemblies have internal seals, springs and moving parts that can wear out. Backflow prevention assemblies must be tested after installation, and tested annually by a certified tester, in accordance with CSA B64.10

submission of backflow assembly test reports 

Effective May 1, 2022: Backflow assembly test reports for existing or replacement backflow testing will be managed by Backflow Solutions, Inc. (BSI). A $25.00 fee will be required to file a City of New Westminster test report with BSI.

existing backflow assemblieS

For all existing backflow assemblies, an online test submission is mandatory.

Certified testers can register and submit test reports online through BSI Online

Follow the steps in the tester introduction brochure

new backfLOW assembly installations

For new backflow assemblies, a copy of the test report must be submitted to prior to scheduling a backflow device inspection.

Download the test report form


Building Division
Phone: 604-527-4580

Building and Plumbing Inspectors are available for phone calls from 8:30 am to 9:30 am Monday to Friday.

NOTE: 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.