Building permits are based on "value of construction"—the bigger the job, the higher the fee. The initial fee is an application fee. You pay the balance of the permit fee when you pick up the issued permit. A damage deposit is charged for work exceeding $50,000 in value, calculated based on lot frontage.
A Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) is a voluntary financial contribution made by an applicant to a municipality at the time of rezoning of a property, to assist with offsetting the burden of the development on the community. CAC programs typically apply only to new residential density created as part of development. Many Metro Vancouver municipalities have CAC programs.
The City’s CAC program applies up to a maximum floor area (FAR) of 2.5 times the lot area. For higher density developments above an FAR of 2.5, which would typically be high-rise buildings, the City has an optional Density Bonus Program that developers can use that also includes a financial contribution to the City. The CAC program only applies to new residential density (i.e. additional building floor area) that is associated with a rezoning application.
Sign value is based on the cost of installation to the applicant and may require documentation. Sign permit fees are charged per sign. If a sign(s) is installed prior to permit issuance, double fees are charged.
For more information on Comfort Letter and Bylaw Inquiry Letter fees, please refer to the guide (PDF).
Subdivision Inspection Fees
Developers are required to pay inspection fees before 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
Estimated Construction Costs
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 Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2