Learn about permit requirements for using a trailer as a temporary office.

In general, trailers cannot be used for offices. Temporary trailer permits are available for the following office uses:

  • Construction site trailer
  • Temporary institutional offices
  • Temporary business offices

Permits are valid for a 6-month period. The permit cost is $100 plus the cost of utilities if the trailer is hooked into City of Surrey utility services.

If you require a Temporary Office Trailer Permit, follow these steps to successfully receive your permit:

  1. Complete the Temporary Trailer Permit Application
  2. Get a letter of authorization from the property owner along with a site plan showing where the trailer will be located on the property.
  3. Contact the Business Licence team at 604-591-4370 to confirm the fee.

Completed forms and supporting documents can be emailed to license@surrey.ca or mailed to:

City of Surrey
Business Licences
13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8