Demolition Permits

The most common demolition application is the removal of a single-family home prior to the construction of a new, replacement home. However, demolition permits are required for all building types:

  • Commercial and large industrial structures
  • Damaged buildings as a result of an event, e.g. fire, flooding or earthquakes
  • Portions of a single-family home if the life safety systems are compromised during reconstruction

Prior to issuing a Demolition Permit, the City of Coquitlam requires all property owners verify that the buildings onsite are free of pests, such as rats.

How to Apply for a Demolition Permit

  1. Obtain and complete all documents listed in our Demolition Permits Brochure (PDF).
  2. Visit the Building Permits Division on the Main Floor at Coquitlam City Hall in person to apply for a Demolition Permit. Bring all required documentation and we will also ask for some basic information about the property. A Permit Application Fee will also be collected.
  3. After seeing the Building Permits Division, applicants will be directed to the Engineering & Public Works Department to review their requirements, which will include arranging and paying for the water shut off by City staff as well as capping of existing sanitary and storm connections. If you have a Building Permit application, you will be given a form for Driveway Access.