Important notice: Applying for building permits

The City of Port Moody is no longer accepting in-person paper applications. If you are wanting to submit a building permit application, please upload your complete application using this link.

Permit requirements

If you're building a new home, renovating your current home, or adding a structure to your property, you need to apply for a building permit. All building and home renovations in Port Moody are regulated by the City's Zoning Bylaw. Before you begin your next project, we recommend you review our Good Neighbour Guidelines, building guides and bulletins, Energy Step Code requirements, and Fees Bylaw.

New construction

You'll need a building permit for any new development or building renovations. Take the following steps to get your permit: 

Please submit building permit application and all other supporting documents to

Application checklists


If you want to completely remove any type of building or structure, you'll need a demolition permit. Review our demolition permit process and then fill out a demolition permit application.

Accompanying forms

Depending on your project, you may need to complete and submit some of the following forms along with your building permit application:

Online e-apply permit applications

All plumbing permits are regulated by the City of Port Moody Building Bylaw.

To apply for a plumbing permit, hydronic heating permit and sprinkler permits, apply online using this link.

Booking an inspection

Learn about inspections that are required for standard building projects. To book an inspection, go to