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Permits & Licences

City Hall In-Person Visits Suspended Until Further Notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in-person visits to City Hall are suspended until further notice. Learn more »

Save Time, Pay Online!

Pay Building Sub-trade Permit Fees online by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). Note at 1.75% fee will be charged for credit card payments.

Permits and Licences are issued to homeowners and businesses for a variety of purposes. A list of permits, licences and links to source additional information about each type of permit or licence is consolidated below.

Permit Types

Use the links below to source additional information about the following permits:

Licence Types

Use the links below to source additional information about the following licences:

Use the links below to source information about licences issued by ICBC and the Province of BC: 



Online service for potential permits and licences

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Burnaby Bylaws


Source various bylaws

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