Sep 24, 2014 Return to Headlines

New Procedures for Demolition Permits in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, BC, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 –The City of Coquitlam is implementing new procedures to ensure that demolition activities in the city are undertaken in a safe, reasonable and sustainable manner. These requirements complement those already in place by WorkSafe BC and will be effective October 1, 2014.

It is the responsibility of the building owner and employer to ensure that asbestos-containing materials are inventoried and risk assessments completed.Prior to the issuance of a building permit to demolish, an owner or agent must provide to the City:

  • Agent Form (If the applicant is not the Registered Owner of the property),
  • Current Land Title Search,
  • Hazardous Materials Report (Copy of a Hazardous Materials Report completed by a certified company),
  • Notice of Project (Copy of “Notice of Project” form obtained from WorkSafe BC), if applicable,
  • Hazardous Materials Clearance Letter (Copy of a Hazardous Materials Clearance Letter completed by a certified company, once all hazardous materials are safely removed), if applicable, and
  • Demolition Contractor name and phone number.

Further information is available at City Hall or with Building Permit Staff at 604-927-3441, and also at www.worksafebc.com.

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Media Contact:
Jim Bontempo
Manager, Building Permits
P: 604-927-3465