Highway Use Permit

A Highway Use Permit is necessary for a variety of types of development and business operations, including:

The Highway Bylaw regulates the use, maintenance, and construction standards of highways in the City of Port Coquitlam.

Get Started: Pre-application

If a Building Permit is required for your project, it must be issued before your Plumbing Permit will be approved (you may apply for the two permits concurrently).

Other permits that may relate to your building include:

Application Process

A Highway Use Permit may be required on its own or in conjunction with a development project.

The Engineering & Public Works Department will only accept complete application packages, including:

  • Complete Highway Use Permit Application (see Schedule A of the Highway Bylaw)
  • Fees and securities as outlined in the Fees and Charges Bylaw and Highway Bylaw, including:
    • Highway Use Permit Security – to be repair damage likely to be done to the highway
    • Highway Use Permit Fee (application and inspection)


Please allow 15 working days for your application to be reviewed.

Approval Process

Your site may be inspected as part of your approval and monitoring process. Your project must comply with applicable regulations and permit conditions at all times.

After review, the Approving Officer or Deputy Approving Officer will execute the Highway Use Permit, taking into consideration the completion of the document, security, nature of the project, truck route map etc. The applicant will be provided a copy for their records.


If your project requires an extension, you must apply to renew your permit at least 10 working days before your permit expires.

To renew your permit, please provide the applicable application renewal fee (see Highway Bylaw) and update all applicable specifications as necessary to identify any changes to site conditions and to demonstrate compliance with current bylaws and regulations.


If the Highway Use Permit is associated with a Building Permit, the Development Engineering Department must receive notification of final inspection from the Building Division before initiating the final engineering inspection.

For all other releases, the Engineering Division must receive written communication indicating completion of the project and request for inspection.

Confirmation from a registered professional may also be required for release of securities, such as a Soil Removal and Deposit Permit. The security release must be approved by Port Coquitlam’s Engineering Inspector and Deputy and Approving Officers and will be released to the depositor.


Development Engineering
Tel 604.927.5420
Email developmentengineering@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address

City Hall Annex (Above the Bank of Montreal)
200-2564 Shaughnessy St
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3G4

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