Looking to build or alter property?
Find information on housing, construction, repairs and new additions for homes, businesses and commercial operations in Burnaby. Explore these resources to learn more.
These bylaws will help you understand what can and cannot be a part of your construction or renovation project.
- Building Bylaw
- Electrical Bylaw
- Electrical Connection Regulation Bylaw
- Gas Bylaw
- Noise or Sound Abatement Bylaw
- Planning & Building Fees Bylaw
- Plumbing Bylaw
- Sign Bylaw
- Swimming Pool Enclosure Bylaw
- Tree Bylaw
- Waterworks Regulation Bylaw
- Zoning Bylaw
Demolition waste diversion
Learn about how we're taking action to divert demolition materials out of landfills and into the proper recycling channels.
Tree removal and replacement
The City provides this general guide for you to understand why you may or may not be issued a tree cutting permit for a protected tree on your property.
A secondary suite is an accessory dwelling unit fully contained within a single dwelling and provides various benefits.
Major development projects
Burnaby's strong economy, innovative outlook and many business parks and town centres make us a desirable place to work, invest and thrive.
Green building development
See our initiatives to help reduce waste, protect against emissions and guard our city’s natural spaces before, during and after construction.
Housing programs and policies
We use our building regulatory powers to ensure the type of housing built in our city is safe and accessible for all citizens.
Development cost charges
Explore our fee schedule for development-related charges.
Engineering development review process
Learn how our redesigned development review process improves the experience of dealing with the City.
See the engineering publications that guide the design and construction of City infrastructure.