Fees & Charges
Building Permit Fees
Building permits are based on "value of construction", so, the bigger the job, the higher the fee. The initial fee is an application fee with the balance of the permit fee being paid upon picking up the issued permit. A damage deposit is charged for work exceeding $50,000 in value, and is calculated on the basis of lot frontage. Detailed information on Building Permit fees is contained the City of Coquitlam's Fees and Charges Bylaw Schedule "D".
Development Applications Fees
For a list of application fees for development applications including rezoning, subdivision, development permit and development variance permit, please see the Development Planning Application Fee Schedule.
Development Cost Charges
For information on the Development Cost Charges, refer to the Development Cost Charge Bylaw No. 4339, 2012
Plumbing & Sprinkler Permits
Cost for Plumbing and Sprinkler permits will depend on the type of system you are installing. Plumbing and Sprinkler permit fees are outlined in the City's Building Bylaw as well as the Coquitlam Fees and Charges Bylaw Schedule "D". To find Plumbing permit fees scroll down the Building Bylaw Fees and Charges document until you come to heading VI: Plumbing Systems.
Sign Permit Fees
For sign permit application fees, please see the Sign Permit Fee Schedule.
- Fees are per sign.
- Double fees are charged if a sign(s) is installed prior to permit issuance.
- Sign value is based on installed cost to customer (may require documentation).
Subdivision Inspection Fees
Inspection fees are required to be paid by a developer prior to final subdivision approval or building permit approval for a development. The inspection fee is the following percentage of either the value of the works calculated by the Manager or the value of a signed contract for the works executed by the owner and the owner's contractor, plus 10%, provided such amount is acceptable to the Manager:
Estimated Construction Costs Fee
First $100,000 5.0%
Next $150,000 4.5%
Next $250,000 4.25%
Next $500,000 3.75%
Change of Address Fees
To apply for a change to an existing address, submit a letter, with the required fee, outlining the reason(s) for the request, to:
City of Coquitlam
Planning and Development Department
3000 Guildford Way
Damage Deposit Fees
Damage deposits are required at the permit stage for new single and multiple family building permits.
Please contact Planning & Development Department for information about costs.
Water Service Shutdown Keys
Water shut-off keys are available for a refundable cash deposit of $50.00 at the Austin Service Centre, 500 Mariner Way. (keys must be returned within 30 days for a refund of deposit)