Permits & Applications

For all existing industrial, commercial and multi-dwelling buildings.

To propose alternative solutions that will achieve the minimum level of performance required by the building code. 

For liquor licence approvals. 

For property owners wishing to change the address of their property.

For the construction of all structures including new buildings, additions, interior finishings and building demolitions.

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. 

Additional information:

Fees: $100 (including tax)

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.

Referral for operating a home-based child care facility. 

For the removal of any type of building or structure. 

For approval to have all or part of a ditch outside your property enclosed. 

For special events such as concerts, amusement rides and film projects, including filming in a studio or on location.

Electrical permits for multi-family, commercial and industrial buildings. 

Anyone who is interested in placing a sign on a property. 

For electrical contractors holding a valid Burnaby business licence.

For permission to encroach on City right-of-way or property. 

Contact us

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