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Planning, Development & Building Temporary Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Call Centre: Planning & Development now has a call centre to replace the services normally provided at our 2W Service Counter at City Hall. Callers will be transferred to a staff member who will provide direction with respect to submitting applications, paying fees, requesting data, enquiring about land use, and booking appointments with specific staff. Call 604-591-4086 for assistance. Note that Requests for Inspections should be made through our regular systems not through this call centre.  

Digital Permit Intakes: All Planning & Development permits will now be digitally accepted by email at permitapplication@surrey.ca. All permit application processes will remain the same, apart from receiving the physical document copies. See the COVID-19 City Services, Closures & Cancellations page for more information.  

Inspections: Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Trees and Landscape inspections are still being scheduled; however, until further notice, there will be no inspections of occupied homes, properties and spaces; and no inspections when City Officials, at their sole discretion, believe there is a health hazard. Inspections will be carried with only one person present to meet the inspector while maintaining appropriate social distancing.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to keep you informed of any other temporary service implementations and changes. We appreciate your patience and flexibility at this time. Please visit this site regularly to get the latest.

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Learn about the principles for Surrey’s long- and short-range development planning.

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Surrey is a growing city.

As it grows, we need to plan so Surrey continually becomes a greener, more complete, more compact and connected community. One that is sustainable, resilient, safer, inclusive, healthier and more beautiful.

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Land Development Application Process

Review the land development application process in Surrey.

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Land Development & Building Online Services

Submit land development and building service requests online, and save a trip to City Hall.

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Land Use Bylaws

Review development-related bylaws early in your development application process.

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Land Use Planning

Land use plans provide concepts for the design and development of Surrey neighbourhoods.

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Agricultural Land Use

Learn about Surrey's Agricultural land base and uses.

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Development Statistics

Review City of Surrey's statistics related to building permits, rezoning, subdivision and development permits.

Planning for a Growing Surrey

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Smart Development Principles

Learn about the principles for Surrey’s long- and short-range development planning.

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Surrey Official Community Plan

Learn about this document that guides decisions and strategies in the City of Surrey.

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Explore Surrey's heritage and find out how you can play a role in conservation.

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Environmental Protection

See how Surrey protects natural areas and the environment from the harmful effects of development.

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