Apply and pay for select electrical permits online.

Before you begin using our Online Electrical Permit Portal, you must become a registered user. 

  • Homeowner applications are currently not available online.
  • You must choose "Addition/Alteration" as the type of work for all Extra Low Voltage permits. 

 

Access the electrical permit portal

To begin using the online permit portal, you must become a registered user. Electrical registered users are set up by email at electrical@surrey.ca.

Please provide the following information in your email:

  • TSBC Contractor License number (LEL0xxxxxx)
  • TSBC registered business address 
  • Primary Field Safety Representative (FSR) name 
  • TSBC FSR License number (CEL#)
  • FSR contact number 
  • Business License information (Surrey BL number or copy of your Intra-Municipal BL from your 'home city')

Note: In order to register, you must be a Licensed Electrical Contractor in good standing with Technical Safety BC. Applications are rejected and refunded if your TSBC is expired. 

As a Registered User, you will receive emails from the Electrical Inspector for the following:

  • Inspection results (approved or not approved, with a deficiency list)
  • When the inspection is deferred to the next business day

Make sure your Electrical Permit application:

  • Has the correct address. Visit City of Surrey’s COSMOS mapping system to verify addressing.
  • Is submitted after Building Permit issuance for new construction of Single Family Dwelling and Duplex Dwellings. Building Permits are mandatory, and fees are calculated as per City Bylaws.
  • Includes a Building Permit number for Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Multi-family, and Single Family Dwelling projects. This can be included in the “description” line.
  • Has a very detailed scope of work. Ensure all areas of the application are filled in and checked off that apply to your project.

Your Business License (BL) must be active in order to receive an Electrical Permit. If your company is located within Surrey, a City of Surrey BL required. If your company is located within the Inter-Municipal Business License (IMBL) regional pool of Municipalities, an IMBL is required. If your company is outside of both, a City of Surrey BL is required.

Ensure your active Electrical Permits do not expire. Expiry dates can be viewed on the online portal. Expired Permits are given a “Tax Roll Notification” status and remain as this until the permit receives “Final Acceptance” or is cancelled by the electrical Contractor.

Any scope or value changes to an Electrical Permit must be requested through the Permit Amendment Form and submitted to electricalpermitamendments@surrey.ca.

Personal Information is collected for the purposes of City staff following up on your application for additional information or clarification in some cases. The City of Surrey is collecting this information under s.26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.