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Online Plumbing Permit Application

Apply and pay for select plumbing permits online

The Online Plumbing Permit Application system allows contractors to apply and pay using a credit card for the following types of buildings and work proposed:

New, Addition, Renovation, Hydronic Heating, and Alteration (Re & Re only) for:

  • Single Family Dwelling
  • Single Family Dwelling with a Secondary Suite
  • Duplex Dwelling
  • Garage / Coach House
  • Detached Garage
  • Workshop
  • Commercial / Industrial / Multi-family (CIM)
  • On-site Services

Note: Fire Sprinkler, Backflow Preventer, and Lawn Irrigation applications will be available online in the future. In the meantime, permits can be emailed to for processing. You will be notified when payment is due.

Apply for a Plumbing Permit Online

You will require the associated Building Permit number when applying for your Plumbing Permit.

Register for the Online Plumbing Permit Application System

To begin using the online permit application, you must first register in person at City Hall (2nd floor, west tower, front counter).

The following contractors can sign up to become a Registered User:

  • Plumbing Contractor
  • On-site Service Contractor
  • Fire Sprinkler Contractor
  • Law Irrigation Contractor

To register, contractors must bring the following to City Hall:

  • Plumbing, sprinkler certificate of Qualification-Red Seal Card (TQ) Number, if applicable
  • Valid photo ID (e.g. driver's licence)
  • Active City of Surrey Business Licence (or Inter-Municipal Business Licence)
  • Valid email address

As a Registered User, you will receive emails from the Plumbing Inspector for the following:

  • Inspection results (approved or not approved, with a deficiency list)
  • When the inspection is deferred to the next business day
Personal Information is collected for the purposes of City staff following up on your application for additional information or clarification in some cases. The City of Surrey is collecting this information under s.26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.