Permits & Applications

Apply for your permits

Find all the information you need to apply for your permits below. Can't find what you're looking for? Visit our related links or contact the department directly for assistance.

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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. 

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.

For the removal of any type of building or structure. 

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

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.

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

For electrical contractors holding a valid Burnaby business licence.

New! You can now apply for your Electrical Permit - Single and Two Family Dwelling online by logging into My Permits Portal.

For sprinkler contractors installing sprinkler heads for fire protection.

For installation of forced air heating system.

For gas contractors looking to fit all gas installations. Permits for gas installation of over 409,000 BTU can be obtained from the Provincial Safety Authority.

New! You can now apply for your Gas Permit online by logging into My Permits Portal.

For heating contractors installing hydronic heating systems in any self-contained residential unit.

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