Other Permits

Steps to Obtaining a Plumbing/Fire Sprinkler Permit

Residential

  • Apply for the Plumbing Permit - Application for Plumbing Permit (PDF) and Application for Sprinkler Permit (PDF)
  • Owners of single-family dwellings intending to do the work themselves must provide one set of owner prepared schematics of the proposed work to satisfy which will be reviewed by a Plumbing Plans Examiner to evaluate the owner’s competency
  • If a registered contractor applies, no plans are required
  • Pay permit fee; Permit is issued immediately to a contractor; no review required
  • Call for inspections at the appropriate stages of the work

Commercial/Industrial/Institutional/Multi-Family

  • Apply for the Plumbing/Sprinkler Permit - Application for Plumbing Permit (PDF) and Application for Sprinkler Permit (PDF)
  • Registered contractors or the registered professional of record for the plumbing and or sprinkler work must submit three sets of plans of the proposed work
  • Pay application fee
  • The Plumbing Plans Examiner reviews the plans
  • Provide supplemental documentation identified and requested by the Plans Examiner in the course of their review
  • Pick up plans after plan review has been satisfactorily completed and pay the permit fee outstanding balance
  • Call for inspections at the appropriate stages of the work

Electrical & Gas Permits

Information about electrical and gas permits and inspections can be obtained from Technical Safety BC.

Tree Cutting Permit

The Tree Management Bylaw enables the conservation, removal and replacement of trees throughout the City. The Bylaw was developed to preserve trees, regulate the cutting and removal of trees, require the replacement of trees cut down; and allow for enforcement in these matters. For more information about tree removal, contact an Urban Forestry Technician by email or by phone at 604-927-3482.