Apply for a Secondary Suite Permit for legal secondary suites or structures.

You need a Secondary Suite Permit in Surrey for legal secondary suites and structures.

How to Apply

Download the Guide to Applying for a Legal Secondary Suite.

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.

Required Documents

Include the following documents with your Secondary Suite Permit application:

Drawing Requirements

Include the following plans with your Secondary Suite Permit application:


The Building Permit fee is due at the time of your Secondary Suite Permit application.

If applicable, a damage deposit must be paid at the time of application.

After you Apply

Once the plan reviewer is satisfied that all the requirements have been met, the Building Permit will be issued and the applicant will be notified. You will be required to have the drawings at the location at all times during construction.