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Stage 3 Water Shortage Response Plan In Effect Until Rescinded

Posted July 20, 2015

All forms of lawn sprinkling using treated drinking water are further curtailed. See the At A Glance Guide to know what type of water use is restricted under Metro Vancouver's Water Shortage Response Plan Stage 3 and is enforced by the City of Burnaby. Learn more »

No Smoking in Parks, Trails & Green Spaces | No Charcoal Barbeques in Parks

Due to the dry weather and heat that could result in fire hazards, the City of Burnaby advises all park users that there is NO SMOKING permitted in the Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces.

Charcoal barbeques in City of Burnaby parks and beaches are prohibited. At this time, only propane gas barbeques are permitted. Please check the city’s website for updates on whether all types of barbequing will be banned if conditions worsen. Learn more »

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Property Management

The City of Burnaby acquires property for future community development. If the properties are not immediately required and they contain suitable houses, the homes are made available for tenanting on a temporary basis.

City Rental Properties Are:

  • Located throughout Burnaby and vary in age, style and size
  • Offered at market rents
  • Offered on a month to month basis with the tenancy period subject
    to landlord discretion
  • Governed by the Residential Tenancy Act and its regulations

Tenants are Responsible For:

  • Utility charges and yard maintenance
  • Supplying their own household appliances and window coverings
  • Payment of a security deposit equal to one half months rent
  • Agreement to dwelling condition inspection at the start of the tenancy
  • Allowing periodic property inspections by the landlord

Rental property vacancies are advertised in newspapers and on Craigslist. For information regarding a specific rental property or the rental program in general, please contact the Licence Office.

Rental property

Assistance With a Rental Property

City tenants requiring maintenance service should contact Facilities Management.

City tenants with questions about their tenancy should contact the Licence Office.  

Not a City-Owned Property Tenant?

If you are not a tenant of a city-owned property, but are looking for assistance with maintenance, repairs, and concerns about your rental building in Burnaby, the first person to contact is your landlord or building manager.

If that person is unable or unwilling to help, a tenant can contact a City Department or outside agency. Contact Information for Tenants in Burnaby is a contact list index for parking, pest control, disruptive neighbours, maintenance, repairs and tenancy issues.

Information is available in several languages:

Department Contacts