Report business and property concerns to the City
Report non-emergency problems such as businesses operating without a licence, unsightly premises, property use and maintenance or other issues.
There are specific standards of health, safety and cleanliness that everyone is expected to follow. Issues like unsightly premises, noise, graffiti, and smoking and second-hand smoke can negatively affect everyone in our community–including our residents, businesses and visitors.
The City's Sign Bylaw sets the rules and regulations for signs displayed or installed on public and private properties within city limits. It provides specifications for the size, shape, height, type and placement of the signs. If you want the City to inspect a sign for compliance with the Sign Bylaw, complete our online form.
Business licensing and regulations
Businesses must have a valid licence to operate in the city. Burnaby also has bylaws that regulate businesses, covering rules they must follow, where they can be located, etc. The City works with different departments to ensure that all companies and service providers comply with our bylaws.