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Business Beautification Tools

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Are you a business owner in Surrey? Use our Report a Problem online tool to request clean up of illegal dumping or other issues affecting your business, or see if your business qualifies for a Storefront Enhancement Grant.

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Love Where You Live Business Decal

If you keep the area around your business clean by litter picking and cleaning up,  you can receive a Love Where You Live Business Decal to acknowledge your businesses’ contributions. 

Email lovewhereyoulive@surrey.ca to receive your decal. Businesses play a big role in keeping our sidewalks and blocks clean, and we want to recognize your efforts.

Storefront Enhancement Grants

The City of Surrey's Facade Enhancement Grant program will provide a grant matching up to 30% of the eligible costs to a maximum of $3,000 to commercial property owners who want to improve their storefront facades.  

Benefits to the Business include:

  • Attracting customers
  • Improving the marketability of the area
  • Making city streets a more inviting and interesting place to walk and shop
  • Building civic pride within the local business community

Curious if your project would apply? Describe it for us briefly in an email to neighbourhoodteam@surrey.ca and we will contact you shortly.

Eligibility

Eligible enhancements include:

  • Restoration of exterior finishes/and or repainting of exterior facades
  • Repair and/or replacement of frontage windows and doors
  • Exterior lighting
  • Repair or replacement of signs and other fixtures
  • Installation or repair of awnings
  • Addition of patio areas and permanent landscape features
  • Improvement of wheelchair access
  • Repair or restoration of facade masonry, brickwork or wood
  • Enhancement and removal of safety bars

Eligible Applicants

  • Applicant must be a property owner or business owner. If the applicant is a tenant/business owner the applicant must have the approval of the property owner in writing
  • Applicant must be current on all property tax obligations
  • Business owners must have a valid Surrey Business License

Application

Application requirements are as follows:

  • Completed Facade Enhancement Program Application form
  • Before photo of your storefront
  • Sketch of the proposed enhancements
  • Copy of quote from contractor for enhancement work
  • A signed letter from the owner of the property permitting the applicant (if not the owner)

Application process

  • Reviewed on a case by case basis
  • No deadline for application, applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis
  • Subject to approval by a Project Review Committee and City Council
  • Subject to availability of funding

Reimbursements

  • Funded projects should be completed within one year of Council approval
  • Applicants must provide proof of payment (receipts, paid invoices) for all eligible enhancements within 30 days of project completion
  • Project costs are subject to audit by the City

Please email your completed your Facade Enhancement Program Application and application requirements to neighbourhoodteam@surrey.ca. Items can also be mailed to City Hall.

For more information, please call 604-598-5780.

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