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The Building Division is responsible for implementing Council-adopted by-laws and policies through commercial and residential building plan reviews, and the administration of building, electrical, plumbing, tree permits and inspection services. 


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Learn about the building permits required for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and multi-family building projects.

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Apply for your Surrey electrical permit, request an electrical inspection and access electrical forms and guidelines.



Find your Surrey community plumbing inspector and learn about permits related to plumbing related systems and devices.

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Trees on Private Property

Find all the information you need on trees on private property in Surrey, including permits, inspections and protection.

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Building & Construction Bulletin Board

Find bulletins for building, electrical, plumbing and other building and construction related information.

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Access COSMOS - the City Of Surrey Mapping Online System.

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New Inspection Areas Effective April 14, 2014 Notice

Find the new set of inspection areas for Building, Plumbing and Electrical Inspections.