This page includes information about building projects including single-family homes in the RS4 zone, duplexes, multi-family complexes, and industrial, commercial and institutional properties.
If your project involves rezoning or development of a new structure, refer to the Developing a Property page. If your building is in an RS1-RS3 zone, please refer to the information below.
Information on this page:
A property’s zoning and Official Community Plan (OCP) designation determines what types of development and uses are permitted on the property.
Click PoCoMAP for zoning, OCP designation and other property information.
Does your zoning or OCP designation match your plans?
- If yes, proceed to the checklist below.
- If not, click for more information about:
The table below is a checklist of reviews and permits required for building in Port Coquitlam – see the description to determine which apply to your project. Each linked page includes topic-specific contact information.
|Development Variance Permit – for projects that don't met current requirements of City bylaws|
|Demolition Permit – for projects requiring building demolition|
|Building Permit - for construction, alteration, repair or demolition of buildings and structures|
|Site Services Permit (pdf) – for on-site services such as utility holes, catchbasins, lawn drains, fire hydrants, pump chambers, water meters and others|
|Plumbing Permit – for installation of plumbing fixtures (e.g. showers, tubs, sinks, water tanks and hose bibs)|
|Energy Permit – for installation of baseboard radiant heat or in-slab radiant heat|
|Fire Sprinkler Permit – for installation of fire sprinkler systems as required by bylaw|
|Fences - For installation of fences|
| Farm home plate - for construction on agricultural land
|Sign Permit – for installation of exterior signs|
|Tenant Improvements – for general tenant upgrades to an existing building|
|Strata Title Conversion – process to allow for subdivision of existing buildings into two or more strata lots|
Click the links in the Project Checklist section above for topic-specific contact information.
For general inquiries, contact:
Engineering & Public Works
City Hall Annex (Above the Bank of Montreal)
200-2564 Shaughnessy St
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3G4
Hours of Business
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).