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. Please fill out both the application form and agent authorization form and submit with applicable fee.

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.

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

For all outdoor signs, please refer to the Sign Permit

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

For electrical contractors holding a valid Burnaby business licence.

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

Contact us

Department Phone Email
Building Permits
[email protected]
Engineering General Inquiries
[email protected]
Climate Action and Energy
[email protected]
Fire Administration Office
[email protected]
Planning General Inquiries
[email protected]

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