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Petition Process

A petition is a document addressed to Council (or a Committee of Council) and signed by an unspecified number of individuals (or local area residents). In most cases, a petition is a request to provide support or opposition to a matter under debate.

If you wish to submit a petition to Council or a Committee, it must be received in the Office of the City Clerk by noon on the Wednesday prior to the Council (or a Committee) meeting. See the Council Meeting Schedule for a list of dates and the Committee Schedule.

For a petition to be considered, it must:

  • Be addressed to Council (or a Committee).
  • State the request on each page of the document.
  • Contain the printed names, addresses and signatures of the petitioners making the request. **printing must be clear and legible**
  • A note on each page of the signed petition that under most circumstances petitions received by the City of Burnaby are deemed to be public records and names and addresses are subject to public disclosure.

You may fax your petition to 604-294-7537 or email it to but the original petition must still be received in the Office of the City Clerk.

Please note that all correspondence submitted to the City of Burnaby will form part of the public record and will be published when this matter is before Council or a Committee. The City considers the author’s address relevant to Council’s consideration of this matter and will disclose this personal information. However, the author’s phone number and email address are not required and should be omitted if the author does not wish this personal information disclosed.

For further information please call 604-294-7290 or

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