Building Inspections

Building Inspections assist the homeowner or builder in constructing a building that meets current structural, health, security and fire protection safety standards.

Development Statistics & Demographics

Included here is information on development that is happening in the City of Coquitlam as well as characteristics of the population residing here.

Overview | Census & National Household Survey Data | Development Statistics Series | Development Statistics - Monthly Updates | Employment Sector Profiles

Current Development & Building Permit Applications

A list of Development Planning and Building Permit applications which are in process.

Development Applications

A Development Planning Application may be required, depending on the location of the property and the type of development. Find out more information about this process.

Overview | Pre-Application | Development Permits | Development Variance Permits | Official Community Plan Amendments | Rezonings & Zonling Bylaw Text Amendments | Sign Permits | Subdivisions | Temporary Use Permits | Heritage Revitalization Agreement

Fees & Charges

Fees and charges are the costs associated with developing land, including but not limited to Development Cost Charges, purchasing City plan documents, licences and permits.

Development Permit Areas

Development Permit Areas are designated for specific areas and purposes. Subject to the provisions of the Local Government Act, all development, except single-unit dwellings, within a defined area are subject to the issuance of a Development Permit.

Overview | Development Permit Areas  | Streetscape Standards and Guidelines

Green Development Guide

Green Development practices are solutions to environmental challenges. This guide provides an explanation of green development topics, and highlights green development practices which can be applicable to development conditions within Coquitlam.

Heritage Planning

Coquitlam enjoys a rich heritage, evident in many features throughout the City. The notion of heritage extends beyond individual buildings, affecting overall streetscapes and neighbourhoods.

Overview | Heritage Planning | Heritage Inventory | Heritage Register | Heritage Redevelopment | Riverview

Housing Choices Study

"Housing Choices" refers to new small-scale housing options in some of the single-family areas of Southwest Coquitlam.

Secondary Suites

Like all housing, secondary suites must be regulated. The city adopted a Secondary Suite program in 1999 and it is designed to balance the needs of the homeowner with the health and safety requirements that apply to all housing.

Social Planning

Social planning focuses on improving well-being and quality of life in a community and involves the assessment of community needs and engaging community cooperation and participation.

Overview | Social Planning | Housing Affordability | Multiculturalism

Housing Affordability

"Housing affordability", involves an emphasis on providing a greater range of housing forms, sizes and prices, and fostering innovative approaches to improving housing affordability in the City.