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Building Division (Permits & Inspections)

New regulations for BC Building Code, BC Plumbing Code and BC Fire Code are effective Dec. 20, 2012.

New Adaptable Housing Regulations
On November 13, 2012, the City of Port Coquitlam adopted amendments to the Building and Plumbing Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw for the provision of adaptable housing. Click here to learn more.

About The Department

The City of Port Coquitlam Building Department maintains the quality of life for Port Coquitlam citizens by regulating construction within the City. This is achieved through the use of the City of Port Coquitlam Building and Plumbing Bylaw , the British Columbia Building Code and other related bylaws and enactments respecting safety. 

Day-to-day activites include processing applications and issuing a variety of permits covering building, plumbing, heating, fire sprinkler, swimming pool, and demolition; conducting inspections for compliance with the minimum health and safety requirements contained in related construction codes and bylaws; investigating complaints relating to unauthorized construction, unsafe conditions and violations of related City Bylaws; maintaining a well-trained, courteous and responsive staff to effectively screen and process construction applications and preliminary proposals; act as a forum for discussion and consultation for local builders, developers, home owners and others involved in the construction industry; maintain records of construction projects undertaken within the City; and review proposed equivalents to determine if they will provide a level of performance at least equal to the standard required by the British Columbia Building Code.

All Building and Plumbing Inspectors are available for phone calls and to answer questions at the Building Department counter from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and in the afternoons from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm Monday to Friday.

For inspection request please call 604-927-5445. All inspections requests received prior to 3:00 pm will be schedule for the next business day.

Please consult the links to the left to access a wide range of information on building, planning, developing and construction in our community. You will also find information on a variety of related topics.

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Building Division
Tel 604.927.5444
Fax 604.927.5404
Inspection Request 604.927.5445
Email building@portcoquitlam.ca

City Hall Annex (Next to City Hall)
#200 - 2564 - Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC  V3C 3G4

Mailing Address
2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A8

Hours of Business
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

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