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Property & Building Information

Save a trip to City Hall. Nearly all residential property and building information you would access at City Hall is available online. Look up a property's zoning, maximum house sizes, survey certificates, utility connections, land use and assessment value.

Zoning, Land Use, & Underground Utility Lookup

Use COSMOS to find out a property's zoning, or about land use, and underground utilities.

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Maximum house size and lot size search in COSMOS

Follow these steps to find the maximum house size and lot size in COSMOS. Work with your designer to meet the siting/construction perimeters once you've determined them.

  1. Select 'City Map' from the map type selection prompt, enter the address under 'Address Search' and hit enter.
  2. On the left hand side of the page under 'Search Results' you will see a wide variety of information about your property.
  3. Click the 'Print Property Report' link to generate all of the pertinent information into an easy to read report. The size of home you can build is based on each lot's zone.
    Under the 'Zoning Details' heading you will find the zone that your lot falls into (it will be two letters such as RF, RA, RF-12, etc).
  4. Click on the zone highlighted in blue and it will bring you to the By-law Library. Here you will find information regarding maximum building size, lot coverage, setback requirements, building height and more.

Building Information

Use the Building Records Search to find:

  • A copy of your survey certificate (to show property lines)
  • Copy of a Building Permit (includes issuance date)
  • Final occupancy information
  • Square footage of a building
  • Copy of survey certificate
  • Inspection notes
  • Oil/Gas/Septic tank information

Building Records Search

There is a non-refundable search fee for all building records searches.

Requests for records

You can now request a Building Records Search in 2 ways:

  1. Complete our Online Building Records Searchand proceed to a secure checkout using either VISA, MasterCard or American Express
  2. Visit us in Person, at the Building Counter at City Hall. Here, you can pay by cash, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) or debit.

Note: Telephone requests will no longer be accepted.

Research Services and Fees

Research Services fees information requested Research service fee (includes GST) 
Copy of Building Permit(s) (includes issuance date)   $19.00
Copy of Plumbing Permit(s)   $19.00
Copy of Electrical Permit(s)   $19.00
Copy of Tree Permit(s)   $19.00
Square Footage of Building   $19.00
Final Occupancy Date   $19.00
Copy of Survey Certificate   $19.00
Oil/Gas/Septic Tank Information   $19.00

Copy of Building Inspection Notes

Note: Prior to requesting research related to Building Inspection Notes you may wish to order a Final Occupancy Date, which supersedes Building Inspection Notes.

Copy of Plumbing Inspection Notes   $19.00
Copy of Electrical Inspection Notes   $19.00
Copy of Tree Inspection Notes   $19.00

Delivery methods

It will take, on average, up to 1 business day for City of Surrey staff to research and deliver any information found. You can choose to receive the information through 1 of the following delivery methods:

  • email;
  • fax;
  • regular mail, or
  • pick up from the Planning and Development Department reception desk at City Hall between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Building Plan Copies

The City may have floor plans on file for your home. To see if plans are available, call the Building Records Centre at 604-591-4369. Once we've confirmed plans are available, visit the 2nd floor Customer Service Counter at City Hall to have your plans printed for the appropriate fee.

Plans are printed for a fee which is payable by debit, credit or cheque. If you are an agent acting on behalf of the owner, you will need to present the front counter staff with an Owner Authorization Form signed by both yourself and the property's registered owner(s).

Engineering Drawings

Find a list of matching engineering drawings (as-builts) to open, view, save, or print.

Enter part of the project number in the box.

Property Report

Create a report for a Surrey property to see maps, legal descriptions, assessment values or utility connections.

Enter a valid Surrey address, in the format 14245 56 Ave (use abbreviations St, Ave, Blvd, etc.)