If you're planning to build or renovate your home, you may want to review some of our building guidelines and bulletins. These resources are intended to make your next development or home renovation project run smoothly.

Good Neighbour Guidelines

Our Good Neighbour Guidelines promote thoughtful planning and considerate behaviour in the community. We encourage you to reach out to your neighbours prior to major renovation and building projects to let them know how it might impact the community.

We also have a Neighbourhood Feedback Policy that allows your neighbours to view building designs and ask questions before construction can begin.

Laneway Home
Create a laneway home (also known as a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit) at the back of your property. You can turn this into a rental opportunity, or create a private space for senior or young-adult family members. Learn about the development guidelines and permit application process for laneway homes.
 Residential Building Guide
The Residential Building Guide will assist you in applying for a permit to construct a new home, an accessory building, or an addition to an existing residential building.
 Secondary Suite Guide
The Secondary Suite Guide will assist you in creating a new secondary suite.
 Swimming Pool Guide
The Swimming Pool Permit Guide will assist you in constructing a swimming pool.
 Tenant Improvement Guide
The Tenant Improvement Guide will assist you in applying for a tenant improvement in an existing industrial or commercial building.

Waste management

To remove waste and hazardous materials from your property, you'll need to complete our waste management plan form. This process is regulated through the City's Waste Management Bylaw

Solar ready regulations

New homes in Port Moody must be built solar ready

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure requirements

Read about our electric vehicle charging infrastructure requirements.

Frequently asked questions

Need more information about building in Port Moody? Take a look at our frequently asked questions