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

Driveway Culverts


Throughout many portions of Surrey there is an open drainage system of ditches that conveys stormwater to local creeks and streams.  This open system may require the installation or upgrade of driveway culverts to allow access to properties.  As this drainage system also supports a wide diversity of aquatic life and fish, construction works for culverts must be managed carefully so as not to damage the surrounding environment.  The City of Surrey has prepared guidance documents to assist those who wish or need to install a driveway culvert.


Driveway Culvert Requirements

These requirements will change depending on the classification of the ditch you are crossing.

Driveway Culvert on Class A(O) (Red-Dashed) Watercourses
Driveway Culvert on Class A (Red) Watercourses
Driveway Culvert on Class B (Yellow) Watercourses