Building Permits

Building on My Property

The City's Planning and Development Department regulates land use and is available for your assistance prior to building or making changes to your home or property.

Find important information in this section on these topics:

  • Obtaining building permits and inspections

  • Building Permit Bulletins which are updates and advisories to help you interpret building, electrical, and trades' bylaws, as well as City processes and regulations

  • The Zoning Bylaw, as it regulates the use of land, buildings and structures

  • Key City Bylaws related to building on your property

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  • Why you need a building permit

  • When is a building permit required?

  • When is a building permit not required?

  • How to get a building permit

  • How to book an inspection

Types of Permits and Basic Requirements

The City of Coquitlam has several types of permits including: 

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Building Bylaw

The Building Bylaw regulates the construction, alteration, repair, demolition or moving of buildings and pools and the installation, alteration or repair of plumbing, sprinkler and heating and gas systems in the City of Coquitlam.​

What to Know When Building on Your Property

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  • Property Lines & Infrastructure

  • Legal Lot Documents

  • Right of Way

  • Covenant

  • Easement

Other Permits

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  • Plumbing Permit

  • Fire Sprinkler Permit

  • Electrical and Gas Permits

  • Demolition Permit

  • Tree Cutting Permit

  • Soil Conservation Permit

Building Permits Division

Planning and Development Department

3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2
Phone: 604-927-3441