Temporary Encroachment for Developers / Contractor

Developers may apply for a temporary encroachment to use City lands, including but not limited to placement of:

  • Construction trailer
  • Site office
  • Shoring
  • Construction bin
  • Construction fence

Apply for a Temporary Encroachment

  • Fill out an application for temporary encroachment
  • Email the completed application to the Engineering and Public Works Department, to the email address noted on the form
  • The department will review the application, which may take up to 6 weeks
  • A site visit or inspection, or additional documentation, may be required to process the application
  • Applicant must provide proof of third-party liability insurance coverage with an insurance company licensed to operate in British Columbia:
    • A minimum per occurrence coverage of $5 million
    • The City as additional insured
    • A 30-day cancellation provision that requires prior notice be given by the insurer to the City
  • If found acceptable, the City will enter into a Temporary Encroachment Agreement with the applicant
  • The agreement will be emailed to the applicant for review and signature


Encroachment fees vary depending on the square footage of the encroachment, the assessed value of the land, the nature of the encroachment, and how invasive the encroachment is. The applicant may also be required to pay a $75 application fee. GST is added to all fees.

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