Is This Secondary Suite Authorized?
Authorized suites are sometimes also referred to as “legal” suites. Since July 6, 1998, the City has allowed the creation of one secondary suite (or authorization of one existing suite) per single detached house.
A secondary suite is authorized if it was created with a Building Permit. This is the only way a suite can be considered authorized. Payment of the secondary suite utility charge to the City does not mean a suite is authorized. To find out if your suite was created with a permit, contact the Planning Division.
What happens if a secondary suite is unauthorized?