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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 »

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Pay a planning fee invoice online by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). Note at 1.75% fee will be charged for credit card payments.

Welcome to the City of Burnaby’s Planning Department.

The Department functions to advise and support City Council in the orderly management of growth and development in the City by preparing land use plans, bylaws and policies and by managing application approval processes consistent with the approved plans, bylaws and policies. The department also focuses on the development of city-wide and long range planning policies and strategies to guide future community and social development in the City.

Applications & Forms

Approval Processes

Find information on the rezoning, subdivision and PPA processes
Rezoning »
Subdivision »
Preliminary Plan
Approvals (PPA) »

Zoning Bylaw »



Burnaby’s housing policies and programs play an important supportive role in providing a range of housing in our community.
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Environmental Planning

Environmental Planning

Learn how Burnaby works toward the protection and enhancement of our environment. 
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Social Planning

Social Planning

Learn how Burnaby works to improve the social well-being and social development of the community and all Burnaby citizens.
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Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning

Find out how Burnaby plans for all types of transportation. 
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Heritage Planning

Heritage Planning

Learn about the City’s unique natural, cultural, archaeological and built heritage.
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Fees & Development Cost

Fees & Development Cost Charges

Information on Burnaby’s fee schedule for development related costs.
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  • Community Development

    Community DevelopmentCommunity DevelopmentBurnaby’s long range policies and strategies—action plans for the future.

Electric Vehicles in Burnaby

  • Burnaby's Updated Tree Bylaw

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  • Secondary Suites Program

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  • Engineering Development Review Process

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Publications available to purchase or download for free