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(Webpage) Change to Building Permit Application Process

*NEW* Change to Building Permit Application Process

Starting November 1, 2017, you must book an appointment with a City of Port Moody building official before submitting a building permit application. A meeting with a building official ensures all necessary information is captured so the City can process your building permit application faster.

Here are the steps in our new, streamlined process:

  1. Fill out a building permit application form, complete the applicable checklist (tenant improvement, interior renovations, new development, or new single/two-family residential buildings or additions), and then call 604-469-4534 or email buildingpermits@portmoody.ca to book an appointment with a building official.
  2. During your appointment, the building official will check your application to ensure he or she has all the information needed to conduct a complete review. If information is missing, the official will provide you with a list of what’s needed to complete the application process.
  3. When you have gathered all the information, a second appointment with a building official may be necessary to review the building permit application for completeness.
  4. Submit your hard-copy application directly to the building official during your first or (if necessary) second appointment. Since all necessary information has been included, the building official will be able to review your application without having to ask for additional details.

Gathering all the necessary information up front saves time, which means the City can issue building permits faster. Under the current process, there is no requirement to meet with a building official before submitting a building permit application. If information is missing from an application, the building official cannot complete a review, and the applicant is asked to re-submit a revised application. Due to the time spent waiting for information, this process is inefficient and results in delays. Meeting with a building official at the start of the application process will help us serve you better. 

Last updated: 26/10/2017 3:45:15 PM