Site Profiles

Toxic substances may exist in the soil, soil vapour, surface water, and groundwater of current or former commercial and industrial sites in Port Coquitlam.

The site profile system is the process that screens for potentially contaminated sites managed by the Ministry of Environment under the authority of the Environmental Management Act.

Get Started: Pre-application

An applicant must complete a provincial Site Profile Application if a property with a current or historic Schedule 2 use applies for:

  • Subdivision (SUB),
  • Zoning (RZ),
  • Development Permit (DP) or Development Variance Permit (DVP),
  • Soil Removal and Deposit (SRD), or
  • Demolition.

It may be helpful to review information on the provincial Ministry of Environment website:

For additional information, contact the Ministry of Environment at

Application Process

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


The City will provide any applicable feedback within 15 working days.

Approval Process

The approval process ensures that the site is suitable for the proposed use, and is safe for human health and the environment.

Please be aware that on industrial/commercial or complex sites, you will likely require the assistance of an environmental consultant to address any remediation requirements.


Engineering & Public Works
Tel 604.927.5420

Location and Mailing Address

City Hall Annex (Beside City Hall)
200-2564 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3G48

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