Apply for your permits
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To request a revision to an issued residential or commercial building permit.
Revisions may be dropped off to the Building Division front counter, 8 am-4 pm, Monday to Friday, or before 7 pm on Thursdays. If you require your revision to be reviewed and processed at the counter, you must contact the Plan Checker directly to determine if possible and set-up an appointment to meet with them.
For residential revisions, please bring the completed application form and a minimum of 2 hard copies of applicable drawings sheets with revisions included (wet stamped and signed if applicable) along with the original site set of building permit drawings.
For commercial revisions, please bring the completed application form and a minimum of 3 hard copies of applicable drawings sheets with revisions included (wet stamped and signed if applicable). The original site set of building permit drawings may be requested by the Plan Checker during the revision review process.
For the construction of all structures including new buildings, additions, interior finishings and building demolitions.
New! You can now apply for your Residential Building Permits online by logging into My Permits Portal.
Outdoor burning is not permitted in Burnaby without a permit. Permission may be granted by the Fire Chief for a one-time special event fire.
Fees: $106.50 (GST Exempt)
Send the completed permit application to [email protected] for processing, or mail directly to the Administration Office (4867 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5E 2S9).
Cheque payment is preferred; any payment drop-off must be scheduled in advance through the Fire Administration Office.
For approval to have all or part of a ditch outside your property enclosed.
New! You can now apply for your Ditch Enclosure Permit online by logging into My Permits Portal.
If you need assistance with this new process or with your My Permits Portal account, please reach out to the Engineering Department.
Anyone who is interested in placing an indoor sign on a property.
For all outdoor signs, please refer to the Sign Permit.
New! You can now apply for your Electrical Permit - Indoor Sign online by logging into My Permits Portal.