Google Translate
Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on the City of Surrey’s web site is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages. Unfortunately, not all the languages spoken in the City of Surrey are translated. Punjabi is one of the languages not currently offered, and to remedy the situation, the City has been in contact with Google and they have committed to making Punjabi available in the future.

The City of Surrey cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on our web site, we encourage you to stop by a City facilities to discuss it. You can also contact the City at (604) 591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

The City is committed to enhancing the accessibility of its web site to all its citizens, and appreciates any feedback that it receives.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Contaminated Sites


Toxic substances may exist in the soil, soil vapour, surface water, and groundwater of current or former commercial and industrial sites in Surrey. Consequently, the Ministry of Environment, under the authority of the Environmental Management Act, may require a completed Site Profile if a property with a current or historic Schedule 2 use applies for:

  • Subdivision
  • Rezoning
  • Development or development variance permit
  • Removal of soil from the site

The City of Surrey requires applicants to complete and submit a Soil Contamination Review Questionnaire to determine if this site is subject to the Ministry of Environment’s Site Profile review.

This examination ensures the site is suitable for the proposed use, and is safe for human health and the receiving environment.

If you have questions relating to soil contamination on your property, please call the Planning & Development Department at (604) 591-4441.

Visit British Columbia's Ministry of Environment website for more information on the site profile process, standards, legislation, and guidance in assessing and cleaning contaminated sites.

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