Secondary suites provide affordable, ground-oriented rental housing and contribute to the amount and diversity of housing available in the city, while preserving the character of residential neighbourhoods.
Secondary suites must meet the regulations of the Zoning Bylaw, Secondary Suite Design Standards, and Building Code, but are permitted in most single detached houses in New Westminster. Secondary suites cannot be strata-titled, sold, or used for short term rentals, but can be used for family or as long term rental units. Contact the Planning Division to confirm whether a secondary suite is permitted at a property.
The guide below provides more information about secondary suites: