Attending and Participating in Public Hearings
Learn how you can attend and participate at an upcoming Council Meeting
Welcome back to Council Chambers! Council meetings will be held in person.
Public Hearings provide an opportunity for members of the public to provide comments to Council regarding the proposed bylaws under consideration by Council.
How to participate in a Public Hearing:
1. Attend the Public Hearing:
Council meetings are now being held in person. Registration is not required to attend a meeting. You may also watch a live-stream of the meeting.
2. Submit Written Comments:
You can provide your submission online through the Regular Council - Public Hearing Submission Form, however, if you have supporting documents please send your comments, along with attachments to email@example.com. Alternatively, you may submit your comments by mail to Mayor and Council, 13450 - 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3T 1V8.
The deadline to receive submissions is by 12:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. Please note that your comments are public record and will be available on the City’s website.
3. Register to Speak to a Public Hearing Item:
You can use the form at the bottom of this page to register to speak in person at a Public Hearing. Please note that the form will only be available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing.
Speakers, please note the following:
- Your comments must be relevant to the bylaw being considered at the Public Hearing. For more information, review the "Notice to Persons Speaking at the City of Surrey Regular Council – Public Hearing".
- You will have 5 minutes to speak
If you miss this registration period, you may attend City Hall and register in person between between 6:30 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. Once all the registered speakers have made their comments, the Mayor will also provide an opportunity for other attendees to provide their comments to Council.
4. If You do not Wish to Speak, Register your Support or Opposition to a Public Hearing Item:
If you do not wish to speak to a Public Hearing item, there will be an opportunity to register your support or opposition in person, at City Hall. Staff will be available outside of Council Chambers to assist you between 6:30 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing.