Fire Sprinkler Permit

A Sprinkler Permit is required for the installation of fire sprinklers in a new building and alterations to existing sprinkler systems.

Based on the Building and Plumbing Bylaw, most new buildings in the City must have fire sprinklers and some existing buildings must have fire sprinklers installed.

Get Started: Pre-application

A Sprinkler Permit is required for projects involving underground piping or a fire line.

Contractors must hold a valid City of Port Coquitlam business licence and must provide their Sprinkler Installer trade qualification and driver’s licence for identification purposes (if not already on file).

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

Other permits that may relate to your building include:


Application Process

The completed Fire Sprinkler Permit application must be accompanied by the appropriate attachments. Please see the application form for a list of application requirements.


Please contact the Building Division for application processing time estimates.

Fees, Charges, and Security/Deposit

All application fees are outlined in Schedule D of the Fees and Charges Bylaw.

Approval Process

Staff Review

A File Manager will be assigned to manage your application. Staff will review your application and inform you if any necessary requirements are not met.

Permit Issuance

Once all application requirements have been met, you will be notified that your permit has been issued and is ready for pickup (see office hours below).


Building Division
Tel 604.927.5444
24-hour Inspection Request 604.927.5445

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)

Please arrive before 4 pm to allow time for application and permit processing.