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

Effective January 1, 2021, there has been an increase to most Planning & Development fees. Refer to our Bylaws for more information.

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

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. Basic information about the property will also be requested at the time of application.

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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.