Like all housing, secondary suites must be regulated. Secondary Suite requirements in the Building and Zoning Bylaw and Building Code are designed to balance the needs of the homeowner with the health and safety requirements that apply to all housing. Neighbourhoods must also be protected from potential negative impacts that unregulated suites may cause such as parking congestion, noise and unsightly premises.
Due to the BC Building Code changes in December 2019, the information on this page and Secondary Suite Program Brochure are undergoing revisions. No representation is given as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided. Please contact Building Permits at 604-927-3441 or by email for up-to-date information.