2015

Aug 25, 2015 Return to Headlines

New Procedures for Demolition Permits in Coquitlam

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, August 25, 2015 – Prior to issuing a Demolition Permit, the City of Coquitlam now requires all property owners to verify that the buildings onsite are free of pests, such as rats.

Demolition of buildings containing a pest infestation can result in a dispersion of these pests into the surrounding area and may also result in the same pests infesting the new buildings.

It is for this reason that, prior to issuing a Demolitin Permit, effective September 1, 2015, the City of Coquitlam requires property owners to provide a report by a qualified Pest Control company certifying that all buildings and structures have been inspected for pest infestation, specifically rats, and that if any were found, measures have been taken to remove them.

In order to receive a Demolition Permit, an owner or agent must provide to the City:

  • Agent Form (If the applicant is not the Registered Owner of the property),
  • Current Land Title Search,
  • Hazardous Materials Report (Provide copy of a Hazardous Materials Report completed by a certified company),
  • Notice of Project (Provide one copy of “Notice of Project” form obtained from WorkSafe BC), if applicable,
  • Hazardous Materials Clearance Letter (Provide one copy of a Hazardous Materials Clearance Letter completed by a certified company, once all hazardous materials are safely removed), if applicable,
  • Waste Manifest Document, if applicable,
  • Report by a qualified Pest Control company certifying that all buildings and structures have been inspected for pest infestation, and
  • Demolition Contractor name and phone number.

Further information is available at City Hall or with Building Permit Staff at 604-927-3441, and also at www.coquitlam.ca/demopermits.

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Media Contact:
Jim Bontempo
Manager, Building Permits
City of Coquitlam
P: 604-927-3465