Apply for a Building Envelope Remediation Permit for building envelope repairs

You need a Building Envelope Remediation Permit in Surrey for all building envelope repairs.

How to apply

Complete the Building Permit Application Form and submit the required documents, plans, and fees to the City of Surrey's Building Division by email, or in-person by appointment.

Digital permit intakes

Planning & Development permits can be submitted by email to Before submitting your application, please review the Digital Submission Guideline. You will be contacted once we have reviewed your submission.

All permit application processes will remain the same, apart from receiving the physical document copies. Hard copies of permit application submissions may be necessary and requested depending on the scope of work and project size, upon completion of the digital submission.

Professionals you may need

A Registered Professional (RP) is required to provide a Schedule B to accompany signed and sealed drawings. A Coordinating Registered Professional (CRP) is required to provide a Schedule A if there will be more than one RP.


Planning Division approval will be required if the building envelope repairs include changes to the appearance of the building such as a change in material or colour.

The following will be required for review by the Area Planning Division:

  • samples of the proposed new material or colour; and
  • photographs of the existing elevations and elevation drawings incorporating the proposed changes.

Contact the Area Planning Division Front Counter at 604-591-4448 for more information on pre-approval.

Required documents

Include the following documents with your Building Envelope Remediation Permit application:

  • a Building Permit Application Form;
  • an Owner Authorization Form (if the Applicant is not the Owner);
  • a letter from the Owner acknowledging scope of the proposed work*;
  • a Schedule A*;
  • a Schedule B for the Architectural Discipline**;
  • a Schedule B for the Structural Discipline***;
  • a Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) Building Envelope Renovation Schedule (if applicable).

* If the Owner is a strata corporation, the Owner information should reflect the strata name and information.

** A registered professional must accept responsibility for the following architectural items of Schedule B:

  • 1.5 and 1.6
  • 1.16 – at least "exterior finishes"
  • 1.17 – if any repairs occur below grade
  • 1.18 through 1.23.

*** A Schedule B will not be accepted without corresponding drawings/details. If the registered professional will only be involved after structural deficiencies are exposed throughout the building envelope remediation, a revision to the issued building permit shall be applied for, with Schedule B and corresponding drawings/details.

Required drawings

Include the following plans with your Building Envelope Remediation Permit application:

  • two (2) sets of plans or details booklet, signed and sealed by a Registered Professional.

For further information please refer to the Building Envelope Remediation bulletin.


The Building Permit fee will be calculated based on the value of construction. A non‐refundable plan processing fee, equal to 35% of the estimated building permit fee, shall be submitted at the time of building permit application.